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Ambarvale - Englorie Park

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Ambarvale - Englorie Park is 7,875, with a population density of 27.40 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ambarvale - Englorie Park is bounded by Gilchrist Drive and Therry Road in the north, Appin Road in the east, Spring Creek and Cleopatra Drive in the south, and Englorie Park Drive in the west.

Name origin

Ambarvale is named after a farm located where the suburb of St Helens Park now stands. Englorie Park is named after the historic Englorie Park House, now used as a childcare centre.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1816 when the first land grant was made, with land used mainly for farming. Significant residential growth occurred from the 1970s when Lend Lease commenced development of the area. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Ambarvale - Englorie Park is an established residential area. A unique feature of Ambarvale is the street names, which recall characters from Charles Dickens' novels.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ambarvale Sports Complex, Ambarvale Recreation Centre, Boythorn Reserve, Copperfield Reserve, Dickens Reserve, Fieldhouse Park, Fred Sheather Park, Mandurama Reserve, Nurra Reserve, Patrick Newman Park, Startop Reserve, Thomas Acres Reserve, Throsby Reserve, Trotwood Reserve and a number of schools.