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Narre Warren

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Narre Warren is 27,220, with a population density of 18.45 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Narre Warren is bounded by Ernst Wanke Road and a line running continuous of Ernst Wanke Road in the north, the locality of Harkaway, Wintersun Road, Ernst Wanke Road, Brookfield Court, Highfielde Avenue, Shinners Avenue, Hillcrest Avenue, Ryelands Drive and the Princes Freeway in the east, the suburb of Berwick, the Berwick Town Drain and the Hallam Main Drain in the south and the suburb of Hampton Park and the Troups Creek West Branch in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1870s, spurred by the construction of the railway line. The township was established by the 1890s, with growth largely around the railway station. Significant development occurred from the 1970s, beginning with the Fountain Gate estate. Rapid growth took place during the 1980s and 1990s, accompanied by the commercial development of Fountain Gate Shopping Centre. The population nearly doubled between 1991 and 2001, with growth slowing considerably from 2001. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Narre Warren is a residential and commercial area, with an industrial area in the south-west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, Berwick Business Park, Casey Lifestyle Centre, Casey Aquatic & Recreation Centre (Casey ARC), Council offices, Ray Bastin Reserve, Sweeney Reserve, Casey Softball Association, Casey Tennis Centre, Hallam Valley Reserve, John Byron Reserve, Ken Browne Reserve, Lorne Wilson Reserve, Max Pawsey Reserve, several retarding basins/wetlands and numerous schools.