City of Hobsons BayCommunity profile

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Newport East

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Newport East is 4,609, with a population density of 26.89 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Newport East is bounded by a line that runs east-west to the north of Drake Street and Hobson Street in the north, Hobsons Bay in the east, Yarra Street in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1880s, spurred by the establishment of the Newport railway workshops. Expansion continued during the early 1900s and the immediate post-war years. The population increased between 1991 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area, largely from the Williamstown Junction estate on former surplus railway and industrial land, adjacent to the Williamstown railway line. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Newport East is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Newport Power Station, Greenwich Reserve, Newport Park, Digman Reserve, Armstrong Reserve, Newport railway station and Westbourne Grammar School.

Included areas

This area includes the eastern part of the suburb of Newport.