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Altona - Seaholme

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Altona - Seaholme is 13,277, with a population density of 22.50 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Altona - Seaholme is bounded by Morrow Street, Maidstone Street, a line that runs east-west to the north of Belmar Avenue, the residential areas around Brook Drive, a line that runs east-west to the north of Charles Road and Lugg Street, a line that runs north-south to the east of McIntyre Drive, a line that runs east-west to the north of Civic Parade, Cherry Lake Reserve, Millers Road and Kororoit Creek in the north, Port Phillip Bay in the east and south, and Queen Street, the northern boundary of Kooringal Golf Club, Truginina Swamp and Galvin Street in the west.

Name origin

Altona is named after a suburb of Hamburg in Germany.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for pastoral purposes. The township of Altona expanded during the late 1800s, servicing nearby coal mining fields and a State Government explosives reserve. Growth was aided by the construction of the railway line in the late 1880s. Expansion continued, extending to Seaholme in the early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. The most recent subdivisions occurred west of Cherry Lake during the 1980s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Altona - Seaholme is an established residential area, with some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Altona Coastal Park, Harrington Square (shopping centre), Pier Street shopping strip, Hobsons Bay Civic Centre, The Pines Scout Camp, Altona Beach, A H Ford Reserve, Apex Park, Fell Reserve, F Rush Reserve, G H Ransom Reserve, H C Kim Reserve, Logan Reserve, P A Burns Reserve, W G Cresser Reserve, the Altona, Seaholme and Westona railway stations and a number of schools.

Included areas

Altona - Seaholme excludes the northern part of the suburb of Altona, as this area is industrial and no population resides in it.