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Cranbourne East

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Cranbourne East is 18,317, with a population density of 10.62 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Cranbourne East is bounded by Thompsons Road in the north, Berwick-Cranbourne Road and Clyde-Five Ways Road in the east, Ballarto Road, the locality of Clyde and the South Gippsland Highway in the south and Cameron Street and Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with some growth in the late 1800s. Land was used mainly for grazing and farming. Residential development did not occur until the 1990s, with growth mainly from 2001. Rapid growth took place between 2001 and 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Cranbourne East is a rapidly developing residential area, with rural areas in the far north and far south.

Major features

Major features of the area include Chisholm Institute of TAFE (Cranbourne Campus), Casey Fields, Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre (Casey RACE), Cranbourne Indoor Leisure Complex, The Shed, Balla Balla Centre, Pasadena Park, Broad Creek Wetlands, Cascades Wetlands, Melaleuca Forest and a number of schools.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburb of Cranbourne East, and small parts of the localities of Clyde and Clyde North.