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Cranbourne East

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Cranbourne East is 23,554, with a population density of 13.65 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 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), Hunt Club Village Shopping Centre, Casey Fields, Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre (Casey RACE), Cranbourne Indoor Leisure Centre, Casey Complex, The Shed Skatepark, Balla Balla Community Centre, Broad Creek Wetlands, Cascades Wetlands, Melaleuca Forest, Bushranger Boulevard Reserve, Hill Farm Park and numerous schools.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the suburb of Cranbourne East, and small parts of the localities of Clyde and Clyde North. The remaining parts of the localities of Clyde and Clyde North are included in the Clyde and Clyde North small areas respectively.