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Doncaster Hill

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Doncaster Hill is 2,643, with a population density of 37.06 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Doncaster Hill is centred around the intersection of Doncaster Road, Williamsons Road and Tram Road. Doncaster Hill is bounded by Westfield Drive, Roseville Avenue, Goodson Street, Toorana Street and Board Street in the north, Corella Street and J.J. Tully Drive in the east, Whittens Lane, Hepburn Road, Gifford Road, a line running between Gifford Road and Frederick Street, Frederick Street, Merlin Street, Tram Road and a line running between Tram Road and Carawatha Road in the south and Carawatha Road, Bayley Grove, Firth Street, Meader Street, Rathmullen Quadrant, Sovereign Point Court and Williamsons Road in the west.

Name origin

Doncaster Hill is named for its location - the highest point of Doncaster. It was previously known as Whites Corner.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for orchards. Residential and commercial growth took place in the post-war years, particularly during the 1970s. The population has increased since the early 1990s, with rapid growth between 2006 and 2011, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing. Substantial growth is anticipated in the future, with Doncaster Hill being targeted as a mixed-use urban village, expected to house about 8,000 additional people in about 4,000 apartments.

Land use

Doncaster Hill is a residential and commercial area, expected to have substantial growth in the next two decades.

Major features

Major features of the area include Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre, Doncaster Shoppingtown Hotel, Schramms Reserve, Council Offices, Manningham Gallery and Doncaster Primary School.

Included areas

Doncaster Hill encompasses the central part of the suburb of Doncaster.