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Frankston South

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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Frankston South is 18,574, with a population density of 12.78 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Frankston South is bounded by Warringa Road, Kars Street, Woodlands Grove, Jasper Terrace, Overport Road, Towerhill Road, Golf Links Road and Robinsons Road in the north, the Peninsula Link in the east, Baxter-Tooradin Road, Sages Roads, the Moorooduc Highway, Humphries Road and Kackeraboite Creek in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.

Name origin

Frankston South is named for the area south 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. Some growth took place in the early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with the area's heights making early development difficult, although providing sought after bay views for holiday homes in later years. Olivers Hill became home to many of Melbourne's most prestigious bayside houses. The southern part of Frankston South has developed in more recent times with estates such as Mount Erin constructed in the 1980s. The population increased slightly from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Frankston South is an established residential area, with several small commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Frankston Reservoir, Baden Powell Reserve, Baxter Park, Delacombe Park, Eliza Heights Reserve, Frankston Jamboree Park, Lawson Reserve, Overport Park, Paratea Reserve, Sweetwater Creek Lower Nature Reserve, Sweetwater Creek Upper Nature Reserve, William Hovell Reserve, Frankston South Community and Recreation Centre, Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning, Peninsula Gateway Shopping Centre, Olivers Hill and a number of schools.