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Doncaster East

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Doncaster East is 29,138, with a population density of 26.46 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Doncaster East is bounded by Blackburn Road and a line running between The Parkway and Target Road in the north, Mullum Mullum Creek, Reynolds Road, Springvale Road, Powers Street, Butterfly Gardens, Our Lady of the Pines Primary School, Fullwood Parade, Polaris Drive, Hunt Street, Woodhouse Road, Wembley Gardens, Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and Tunstall Road in the east, Koonung Creek in the south and Wetherby Road, Victoria Street and King Street in the west.

Name origin

Doncaster East is named for the area east of Doncaster, which was named after a town in Yorkshire, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, although growth was minimal until the 1850s, when a number of settlements were established along the Koonung Creek. Land was used mainly for orchards, with some timber-cutting and farming. Significant development occurred during the post-war years when orchards were subdivided for housing, with rapid growth from the 1950s into the late 1980s. Growth started around Doncaster Road, then extended northwards. The population has been relatively stable since the early 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Doncaster East is an established residential area with some commercial areas along Doncaster Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Stockland The Pines Shopping Centre, Tunstall Square Shopping Centre, Jackson Court Shopping Centre, Donburn Shopping Centre, Doncaster East Shopping Centre, Doncaster Athletics Track, Anderson Park, Boronia Grove Reserve, Bullen Street Reserve, Cat Jump Park, Deep Creek Reserve, Doncaster Reserve, Landscape Drive Reserve, Rieschiecks Reserve, St Clems Reserve, The Pines Reserve, Zerbes Reserve, Mullum Mullum Wetlands, Mullum Mullum Creek Linear Reserve and numerous schools.