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Rowville (South)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Rowville (South) is 11,073, with a population density of 11.87 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Rowville (South) is bounded by Wellington Road in the north, the eastern boundary of the Hanson Lysterfield Quarry in the east, the City of Casey, Police Road and the western boundary of Dandenong Police Paddocks in the south, and Dandenong Creek in the west.

Name origin

Rowville is named after the Row family, early land holders in the area.

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the 1970s. Significant growth occurred from the 1980s. Rapid development took place from the early 1990s, with the population almost trebling between 1991 and 2001. Growth slowed considerably between 2001 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Rowville (South) is a relatively recent residential area, with significant parklands, a quarry in the east and an electricity terminal station in the west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Tirhatuan Lakes Public Golf Course, Waverley Golf Club, Wellington Village Shopping Centre, Hanson Lysterfield Quarry, Heany Park Scout & Guide Camp, Liberty Avenue Reserve, Emerson Reserve, Rowville Recreation Reserve, Starlight Reserve, Police Road Retarding Basin Wetlands, Tirhatuan Wetlands Conservation Reserve and one school.

Included areas

Rowville (South) encompasses the southern part of the suburb of Rowville.