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Wonga Park

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wonga Park is 3,270, with a population density of 1.54 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wonga Park is bounded by the Yarra River in the north, Lower Homestead Road, Homestead Road and Brushy Park Road in the east, Holloway Road and the proposed Northern Arterial Road in the south and Jumping Creek in the west.

Name origin

Wonga Park is named after a former grazing property, where the 1867 Melbourne Cup winner had been trained.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for grazing, farming and orchards. Growth took place in the 1890s, largely from the subdivision of the Wonga Park estate. Development of the township and surrounds was relatively slow until the 1980s when a number of rural-residential subdivisions were released. The population increased during the 1990s, and 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.

Land use

Wonga Park is a residential and semi-rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Warrandyte State Park (Bend of Isles, Jumping Creek, Stane Brae and Yarra Brae sections), Clifford Park Scout Activity Centre, Kellybrook Winery, Wonga Park Conference Centre, Wittons Reserve, Wonga Park Reserve, Calvary Bible College and one school.

Included areas

Part of the locality of Wonga Park is located in Yarra Ranges Shire.