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About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Templestowe is 17,028, with a population density of 10.08 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Templestowe is bounded by the Yarra River in the north and west, the suburbs of Warrandyte and Doncaster East and Blackburn Road in the east, and King Street, Victoria Street and Ruffey Creek in the south.

Name origin

Templestowe is named after a mythical place in Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s when a village was established on the Yarra River, being one of the oldest areas of settlement in the City of Manningham. The village remained a relatively small settlement well into the 1900s, with the area outside of the township remaining as orchards. Substantial development took place during the 1970s and 1980s, with areas subdivided at both conventional and lower densities. The lower density areas are characterised by large dwellings. The population increased slightly during the 1990s, then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Templestowe is an established residential and parkland area, including areas of low density, and some industrial areas in the north-east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Westerfolds Park, Candlebark Park, Ruffey Creek Linear Park, Domain Wetlands, Glen Gully Linear Park, Jenkins Park, Petty’s Reserve, Serpells Community Reserve, Templestowe Reserve, Tuscany Rise Reserve, Templestowe Village Shopping Centre, Mia Mia Gallery and a number of schools.