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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Donvale is 12,864, with a population density of 10.46 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Donvale is bounded by Reynolds Road and the suburb of Warrandyte in the north, Tindals Road, Mullum Mullum Creek, the suburb of Park Orchards and Glenvale Road in the east, Mullum Mullum Creek, the City of Whitehorse, Mitcham Road, Lemon Grove, Worrrell Street, Springvale Road and Koonung Creek in the south and Tunstall Road, Tunstall Square Shopping Centre, Wembley Gardens, Woodhouse Road, Hunt Street, Fulwood Parade, Our Lady of the Pines Primary School, Butterfly Gardens, Powers Street and Springvale Road in the west.

Name origin

Donvale is named from a combination of the words “Doncaster” and “vale” (describing the hilly nature of the area).

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, with subdivision commencing in the areas south of Doncaster Road in the 1950s. The larger-lot, lower density areas of the suburb, such as those east of Springvale Road, date from the 1970s and 1980s. The population has increased slightly since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Donvale is an established residential area, with both conventional suburban lots and lower density areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Mullum Mullum Creak Linear Park, Aranga Reserve, Buck Reserve, Donvale Reserve, Hillcrest Reserve, Koonung Creek Park, Mullum Mullum Reserve, Donvale Sports Club and numerous schools.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburb of Donvale and part of the suburb of Nunawading. Most of the suburb of Nunawading is located in the City of Whitehorse.