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Warrandyte - Warrandyte South

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Warrandyte - Warrandyte South is 6,215, with a population density of 2.97 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Warrandyte - Warrandyte South is bounded by the Yarra River in the north, Jumping Creek in the east, Maroondah City, Colman Road, Ringwood-Warrandyte Road, a line running between Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and Knees Road, Knees Road, a line running south of Minter Court, Stintons Road, Tindals Road, the suburb of Donvale and Reynolds Road in the south, and Mullum Mullum Creek and the suburb of Templestowe in the west.

Name origin

Warrandyte is thought to be named from the Aboriginal words "warran" meaning to throw, and "dyte" meaning the object aimed at.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s when the village of Warrandyte was established, spurred by gold discoveries in the area. Commercial gold mining was undertaken by a number of companies throughout the latter half of the 1800s, though not with the success of the Ballarat and Bendigo diggings. Some growth took place in the late 1800s, with many orchards established. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s, when large areas were released for low-density residential development. The population increased during the 1990s, then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling and dwelling occupancy rates.

Land use

Warrandyte - Warrandyte South is a residential, rural-residential and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Warrandyte State Park (including Black Flat, Fourth Hill, Pound Bend and Whipstick Gully sections), Colman Park, Currawong Bush Park, Longridge Park, Stiggants Reserve, Warrandyte Reserve, Yarra River Reserve, Cresco Park Scout Camp, Goldfields Plaza, West End Shopping Centre, Yarra Burn Winery and a number of schools.

Included areas

This small area encompasses most of the suburbs of Warrandyte and Warrandyte South, and the northern tip of the suburb of Park Orchards.