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Frankston Central

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Frankston Central is 10,712, with a population density of 20.23 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Frankston Central is bounded by the Nepean Highway, Overton Road and Skye Road in the north, the Frankston Freeway and the Moorooduc Highway in the east, Towerhill Road, Overport Road, Yuille Street, Jasper Terrace, Woodlands Grove, Kars Street and Warringa Road in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for grazing. The township of Frankston was established in the 1850s, the site chosen due to its supply of freshwater from Kananook Creek. Growth took place in the 1880s, aided by the construction of the railway line. For much of early 1900s Frankston functioned as a resort town for Melbourne. Substantial growth occurred from the 1920s, spurred by the electrification of the railway. Significant residential development took place through to the 1950s, with some flats built in the 1960s. Frankston Central has developed into the major regional retail and commercial centre in Frankston City, servicing outer southern Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 1991 and 2006. The population then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Frankston Central is an established residential and commercial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Frankston Town Centre, Bayside Shopping Centre, Bayside Entertainment Centre, Frankston Waterfront Reserve, Chisholm Institute of TAFE (Frankston Campus), Frankston Hospital, Frankston Private Hospital, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston Civic Centre, Frankston Pier, Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre, Frankston Skate Park, George Pentland Botanical Gardens, Beauty Park, Ebdale Park, Frankston Park, Joy Reserve, Kananook Creek Reserve, Montague Park, Samuel Sherlock Reserve, Victoria Park, Frankston Beach, Long Island, Frankston Memorial Park (Cemetery) and a number of schools.

Included areas

Frankston Central encompasses the western part of the suburb of Frankston.