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Templestowe Lower

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Templestowe Lower is 14,279, with a population density of 24.13 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Templestowe Lower is bounded by the Yarra River in the north, Ruffey Creek and Williamsons Road in the east, Manningham Road, Palmerston Avenue, Ironbark Drive, Melaleuca Avenue and Manningham Road in the south and Thompsons Road, Tasker Street, Rose Avenue, Gisborne Street, Russell Street, Pleasant Road, Morang Avenue and Sheahans Road in the west.

Name origin

Templestowe Lower is named for the area south-west of Templestowe, which is named after a mythical place in Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with growth in the late 1800s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, with rapid growth in the 1950s and 1960s. The population has been relatively stable since the mid 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but generally a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Templestowe Lower is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Birrarung Park, Aquareena Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Macedon Square Shopping Centre, Bimbadeen Reserve, Finns Reserve, Swanston Street Reserve, Ted Ajani Reserve, Templestowe Memorial Park and numerous schools.