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Mullum Mullum Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Mullum Mullum Ward is 39,906, with a population density of 5.57 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Mullum Mullum Ward is bounded by the Yarra River in the north, Lower Homestead Road, Homestead Road, Brushy Park Road, Holloway Road, Yarra Road, Gatters Road, the proposed Northern Arterial Road and Gibson Road in the east, Maroondah City, Old Warrandyte Road, Warrandyte Road, Williams Road, Glenvale Road, Mullum Mullum Creek, Chippewa Avenue, Mitcham Road, Worrell Street, Springvale Road and Koonung Creek in the south, and Tunstall Road, Doncaster Road, Blackburn Road, The Parkway and Mullum Mullum Creek in the west.

Name origin

Mullum Mullum Ward is named after Mullum Mullum Creek.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for orcharding, grazing, farming and gold mining. Some growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with subdivision from the 1950s. Rapid growth took place from the 1960s into the 1980s, particularly in the western areas. The population increased 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

Mullum Mullum Ward includes residential, rural-residential, rural and parkland areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Warrandyte State Park (including Bend of Isles, Black Flat, Fourth Hill, Jumping Creek, Pound Bend, Stane Brae, Whipstick Gully and Yarra Brae sections), Currawong Bush Park, Mullum Mullum Creak Linear Park, The 100 Acres (Flora and Fauna Reserve), Anderson Park, Buck Reserve, Donvale Reserve, Mullum Mullum Reserve, Stintons Reserve, Longridge Park, Clifford Park Scout Activity Centre, Cresco Park Scout Camp, Donvale Sports Club, Kellybrook Winery, Yarra Burn Winery, Wonga Park Conference Centre, Stockland The Pines Shopping Centre, part of Tunstall Square Shopping Centre, Goldfields Plaza, Calvary Bible College and numerous schools.

Included areas

Mullum Mullum Ward encompasses the suburbs of Donvale, Park Orchards, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South and Wonga Park, the northern part of Doncaster East, the north-eastern part of Templestowe, and the City of Manningham parts of Nunawading and Ringwood North.