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Endeavour Hills

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Endeavour Hills is 25,580, with a population density of 16.52 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Endeavour Hills is bounded by Police Road and Churchill Park Drive in the north, Hallam North Road in the east, Eumemmerring Creek and the Monash Freeway in the south and Dandenong Creek, the City of Greater Dandenong and the City of Knox in the west.

Name origin

Endeavour Hills is named after Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavour.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming and cattle grazing. Gradual growth took place in the late 1800s. Residential development dates primarily from the 1970s, with rapid growth until the late 1980s. Growth began to slow during the 1990s. The population declined slightly between 2001 and 2011, a result of few new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Endeavour Hills is an established residential and parkland area, with a commercial area on Heatherton Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Churchill National Park, Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve, Sydney Pargeter Recreation Area, Dandenong Softball Association, Churchill Park Golf Club, Endeavour Hills Leisure Centre, Endeavour Hills Shopping Centre, Barry Simon Reserve, Chalcot Lodge Reserve, Charles Green Reserve, Frog Hollow Reserve, James Alexander Reserve, James Cook Reserve, Joan Phillips Reserve, John Strover Reserve, Reema Reserve, Rod Lavin Reserve, Singleton Reserve, Sydney Parkinson Reserve and numerous schools.