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Heide Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Heide Ward is 40,095, with a population density of 15.58 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Heide Ward is bounded by the Yarra River in the north, Mullum Mullum Creek, The Parkway and Blackburn Road in the east, King Street, Williamsons Road and Manningham Road in the south, and Thompsons Road and Koonung Creek in the west.

Name origin

Heide Ward is named after the Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, when a village was established on the Yarra River. Land was used mainly for dairy farming and orcharding. Growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development occurred from the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1950s into the 1980s. The population fluctuated slightly 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

Heide Ward is an established residential and parkland area, including areas of low density, and a small industrial area in the north-east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Westerfolds Park, Banksia Park, Birrarung Park, Bolin Bolin Billabong, Bulleen Park, Candlebark Park, Domain Wetlands, Sheahans Road Reserve, Templestowe Reserve, Aquareena Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Freeway Public Golf Course, Yarra Valley Country Club, Carey Sports Complex, Trinity Grammar School Sporting Complex, Bulleen Plaza Shopping Centre, Macedon Square Shopping Centre, Templestowe Village Shopping Centre, Mia Mia Gallery and numerous schools.

Included areas

Heide Ward encompasses the suburb of Templestowe Lower, most of Templestowe, the northern part of Bulleen, and small parts of Doncaster.