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Kelvin Grove

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kelvin Grove is 7,458, with a population density of 43.73 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kelvin Grove is bounded by Enoggera Creek in the north, Clyde Road, Scott Road, Herston Road, Victoria Park Golf Course and Victoria Park Road in the east, the Inner City Bypass, the railway lines and Kelvin Grove Road in the south, and Victoria Street, Windsor Road and Murray Street in the west.

Name origin

Kelvin Grove is named after an early property in the area, which was named after a park in Glasgow.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1859, with land used mainly for timber-getting and farming. Growth took place in the early 1900s, aided by the opening of the tramline in 1901. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. The population has increased since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, and an increase in the number of occupied dwellings. Growth is expected to continue, particularly from the Kelvin Grove Urban Village development.

Land use

Kelvin Grove is a predominantly residential area, with some industrial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Queensland University of Technology (Kelvin Grove Campus), Roundhouse Theatre, Bancroft Park, Grey Gums Park, McCaskie Park, Kulgun Park, Kundu Park and Kelvin Grove State College.

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