City of Hobsons BayCommunity profile

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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Newport is 13,425, with a population density of 29.96 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Newport is bounded by Blackshaws Road, the railway line and 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 and the railway line in the south, and Blenheim Road, a line that traverses around the western boundary of Bayside Secondary College, Blenheim Road, Mason Street and a line that runs north-south to the west of Charlotte Street 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. An additional increase occurred between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Newport is an established predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Newport Power Station, Newport Lakes Park, Greenwich Reserve, Loft Reserve, Hoffman Reserve, Jack Madigan Reserve, Newport Park, Digman Reserve, Bryan Martyn Oval, Armstrong Reserve, Newport railway station and several schools including Westbourne Grammar School.

Included areas

This area includes the eastern & north-western part of the suburb of Newport. This area does not include the Newport Rail workshops, which are located in the Williamstown North area.