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Wattle Park - Auldana - Skye

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wattle Park - Auldana - Skye is 2,824, with a population density of 9.06 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wattle Park - Auldana - Skye is bounded by Coach Road, The Parade and Old Norton Summit Road in the north, Old Norton Summit Road, Horsnells Gully Road and the Adelaide Hills Council area in the east, Clark Street, Penfold Road and Stonyfell Road in the south, and Hallett Road in the west.

Name origin

Wattle Park was named to describe the abundance of golden wattle in the area. Skye was named after the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth took place during the interwar period in Wattle Park. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, with Skye developed mainly in the 1960s, and Auldana in the 1970s. The population has been relatively stable since the early 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Wattle Park - Auldana - Skye is a residential and rural-residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Wattle Park Reservoir, Auldana North Reserve, Auldana South Reserve, Bell Yett Reserve, Branson Reserve, Bushy Park, Caloroga Street Reserve, Gardiner Reserve, Lavers Reserve, Sylvaner Reserve, Traminer Reserve, Verdelho Reserve, Wyfield Reserve, Kensington Road Lookout and Skye Cellars.