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Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area is 4,134, with a population density of 0.83 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area is bounded by Grices Road and a line running continuous of Grices Road in the north, Cardinia Creek, McCormacks Road and Ballarto Road in the east, Wiltara Road, Yallambee Road, Manks Road, the South Gippsland Highway and a line running north of Facey Road and Browns Road in the south, and Craig Road, the suburb of Junction Village, the South Gippsland Highway, the suburb of Cranbourne East, Ballarto Road, Clyde-Five Ways Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s when a village was established. Land was used mainly for farming and grazing. Some growth took place from the 1880s into the early 1900s, spurred by the construction of the railway. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years. The population increased slightly during the 1990s, and then declined slightly between 2001 and 2011, a result of few dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. Population growth is expected in the future.

Land use

Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area is a predominantly rural area. Rural land is used mainly for market gardening, flower growing and grazing.

Major features

Major features of the area include Clyde Recreation Reserve, Riverstone Boulevard Reserve and two schools.

Included areas

Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area encompasses most of the locality of Clyde North, part of the locality of Clyde, and a small part of the locality of Devon Meadows.