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Sunshine West

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Sunshine West is 18,831, with a population density of 19.59 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Sunshine West is bounded by Forrest Street in the north, Kororoit Creek in the east, Boundary Road in the south and the Western Ring Road in the west.

Name origin

Sunshine West is named for the area west of Sunshine, which was named after the Sunshine Harvester Works which dominated the landscape during the early 1900s.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1920s when the Sunshine Heights Estate was developed. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1970s through to the 1980s. The population fluctuated slightly between 1991 and 2011, a result of small changes in dwelling stock, dwelling occupancy rates and the average number of persons living in each dwelling. Population growth is expected in the future, largely from the redevelopment of the former Sunshine Golf Course at the Callway Park estate.

Land use

Sunshine West is a residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Croatian Catholic Centre, West Sunshine Community Centre, The Avenue Shopping Centre, Ainsworth Reserve, Buckingham Reserve, Castley Reserve, Dalton Street Reserve, Norm Talintyre Reserve, Ralph Reserve, Sunshine Park, The Avenue Reserve, the Australia Post Parcel Facility, the Ardeer railway station and numerous schools.