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City of Casey

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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for the City of Casey is 292,211, with a population density of 7.14 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The City of Casey is located in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs, between 28 and 60 kilometres south-east of the Melbourne GPO. The City of Casey is bounded by the City of Knox and the Shire of Yarra Ranges in the north, Cardinia Shire in the east, Western Port and Mornington Peninsula Shire in the south and Frankston City and the City of Greater Dandenong in the west. The City's boundaries are Police Road, Churchill National Park, West Boundary Track, Horswood Road and Boundary Road in the north, Cardinia Creek, McCormacks Road, Pound Road, Tooradin Station Road, Hardys Road and Dalmore Road in the east, the Western Port coastline and South Boundary Road East in the south and Western Port Highway, South Gippsland Highway, South Gippsland Freeway, Princes Highway, Claredale Road and the Dandenong Creek in the west.

Name origin

Casey is named after Lord Richard Gardiner Casey, Foreign Minister and 16th Governor General of Australia.

Settlement history

European settlement dates from the 1830s when pastoral activity commenced. Growth was minimal until the 1850s, with early development concentrated in the townships of Berwick and Cranbourne. Some expansion took place in the late 1800s, spurred by the construction of the railway line. Significant residential development did not occur until the post-war years, beginning in Doveton in the 1950s, and then expanding to cover much of the northern half of the City. In the 1960s, the Berwick corridor was identified as one of Melbourne's growth corridors, with large areas around Cranbourne released for development in the 1980s. Since then the City of Casey has been one of Australia's fastest growing areas, catering for a large proportion of Melbourne's fringe development. The population nearly doubled between 1991 and 2006, rising from about 113,000 in 1991 to about 213,000 in 2006. Rapid growth continued from 2006, with the population reaching about 250,000 in 2011. Most of the recent growth has been within the central part of the City, particularly in Narre Warren South, the southern part of Berwick, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst and Cranbourne West, and more recently in Cranbourne, Cranbourne East and Cranbourne North. Population growth is expected to continue.

Land use
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Land use

The City of Casey is a rapidly developing residential area, with large areas of land still allocated for urban development, and surrounding rural areas. The City of Casey encompasses a total land area of about 400 square kilometres. Rural land is used mainly for grazing, horse agistment, market gardening, flower growing and open space/parklands.

Transport

The City of Casey is served by the Monash Freeway, the Princes Freeway, the South Gippsland Freeway, the Princes Highway, the South Gippsland Highway, the Western Port Highway and the Pakenham and Cranbourne railway lines.

Major features

Major features of the City include Churchill National Park, Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve, Lysterfield Park, Lysterfield Lake, Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, Centro Cranbourne Shopping Centre, Monash University (Berwick Campus), Chisholm Institute of TAFE (Berwick and Cranbourne Campuses), Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Wilson Botanic Park, Cranbourne Racecourse, Casey Fields, Casey Aquatic & Recreation Centre (Casey ARC), Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre (Casey RACE), Cranbourne Indoor Leisure Complex, The Shed, Myuna Farm, Moonlit Sanctuary, Old Cheese Factory, Casey Hospital, Campbelltown Miniature Passenger Railway and the Western Port coastline.

Indigenous background

The original inhabitants of the Casey area were the Bunurong and Wurundjeri Aboriginal people.

Included areas

The City of Casey is located in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs, between 28 and 60 kilometres south-east of the Melbourne GPO. The City of Casey is bounded by the City of Knox and the Shire of Yarra Ranges in the north, Cardinia Shire in the east, Western Port and Mornington Peninsula Shire in the south and Frankston City and the City of Greater Dandenong in the west. The City's boundaries are Police Road, Churchill National Park, West Boundary Track, Horswood Road and Boundary Road in the north, Cardinia Creek, McCormacks Road, Pound Road, Tooradin Station Road, Hardys Road and Dalmore Road in the east, the Western Port coastline and South Boundary Road East in the south and Western Port Highway, South Gippsland Highway, South Gippsland Freeway, Princes Highway, Claredale Road and the Dandenong Creek in the west.