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Frankston North

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Frankston North is 5,759, with a population density of 11.25 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Frankston North is bounded by Ballarto Road in the north, the suburb of Carrum Downs, The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve and McClelland Drive in the east, Centenary Park, the southern edge of The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve and the northern edges of the Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club and The National Golf Club (Long Island) in the south, and the Frankston-Dandenong Road in the west.

Name origin

Frankston North is named for the area north of Frankston, which is thought to be named after Charles Franks.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming and a pine plantation. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth during the late 1950s and 1960s, spurred by public housing construction on part of the former pine plantation. Growth continued into the 1970s. During the 1990s the majority of housing in the area was sold by the State Government to private owners. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006 as few new dwellings were added to the area and the average number of persons living in each dwelling declined. The population increased slightly between 2006 and 2011, a result of some new dwellings being added.

Land use

Frankston North is an established residential and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Pines Forest Shopping Centre, Pines Forest Aquatic Centre, Department of Primary Industries (Frankston Centre), Centenary Park Golf Club, The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve, Armata Park, Centenary Park, Eric Bell Reserve, Monterey Reserve, Pat Rollo Reserve, Telopea Reserve and a number of schools.