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Kew East

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kew East is 6,925, with a population density of 17.20 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kew East is bounded by the Yarra River in the north, Burke Road in the east, Harp Street, High Street, a line that run north-south to the west of Belford Road, a line that runs parallel north of Asquith Street and Earl Street in the south, and a line that runs parallel north of Ratten Avenue and the Yarra River in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the interwar period. Growth continued during the post-war years. The population has increased gradually since the early 1990s, a result of an increased share of medium density housing.

Land use

Kew East is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Green Acres Golf Club, Kew Golf Club, the High Street-Harp Road shopping area, Kew Billabong, Hays Paddock, Hyde Park, Stradbroke Park, Willsmere-Chandler Park, the Yarra River and a number of schools.