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Altona Meadows

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Altona Meadows is 20,141, with a population density of 19.03 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Altona Meadows is bounded by the Princes Freeway, Laverton Creek and the railway line in the north, a line that runs along the residential areas, Queen Street and Laverton Creek in the east, Port Phillip Bay in the south, and Skeleton Creek and Crellin Avenue South in the west.

Name origin

Altona Meadows is named after Altona, a suburb of Hamburg in Germany.

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from 1971, with growth initially north of Central Avenue and Queen Street. Rapid growth took place from the 1980s, spreading to areas in the south. The population continued to increase during the 1990s. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of fewer new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Altona Meadows is a relatively recent residential area, with substantial wetlands in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Cheetham Wetlands, Central Square Shopping Centre, Bruce Comben Reserve, A. B. Shaw Reserve, C. W. Carlsson Reserve, G. F. Stirling Reserve, H. D. Graham Reserve, J. J. Stewart Reserve, Laverton Park and several schools.