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Cranbourne North

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Cranbourne North is 20,916, with a population density of 20.39 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Cranbourne North is bounded by Glasscocks Road in the north, Berwick-Cranbourne Road in the east, Thompsons Road in the south and the Merinda Park railway station and the suburbs of Lyndhurst and Lynbrook in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Residential development dates primarily from the 1970s. Rapid growth took place during the 1980s and early 1990s, with growth slowing during the late 1990s. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, and then increased substantially between 2006 and 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area, largely in the eastern section.

Land use

Cranbourne North is a relatively recent residential area, with developing areas in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Cranbourne Golf Club, Thompson Parkway Shopping Centre, The Avenue Village Shopping Centre, Central Oak Park, Conway Street Reserve, Courtenay Avenue Reserve, Elizabeth Street Reserve, Endeavour Drive Reserve, Gipps Crescent Reserve, Hilltop Park, Lawless Drive Reserve, Merinda Park, the Merinda Park railway station and several schools.

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