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Donvale (High Density)

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Donvale (High Density) is 9,256, with a population density of 24.31 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Donvale (High Density) is bounded by Powers Street, Springvale Road and Mullum Mullum Reserve in the north, the transmission line, Old Warrandyte Road, Springvale Road, Old Warrandyte Road and generally by Mitcham Road and Eastlink in the east, Chippewa Avenue, Mitcham Road, the City of Whitehorse, Springvale Road and Koonung Creek in the south, and Tunstall Road, Tunstall Square Shopping Centre, Wembley Gardens, Woodhouse Road, Hunt Street, Fulwood Parade, Our Lady of the Pines Primary School and Butterfly Gardens in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, with subdivision commencing in the areas south of Doncaster Road in the 1950s. The population has increased slightly since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Donvale (High Density) is an established residential area, with conventional, medium and high density housing.

Major features

Major features of the area include Aranga Reserve, Donvale Reserve, Hillcrest Reserve, Koonung Creek Park, Donvale Sports Club and several schools.

Included areas

Donvale (High Density) encompasses the western part of the suburb of Donvale, and the City of Manningham part of the suburb of Nunawading.