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Templestowe (Low density)

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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Templestowe (Low density) is 2,775, with a population density of 2.71 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Templestowe (Low Density) is bounded by the Yarra River in the north, the suburb of Warrandyte, Blackburn Road, Heidelberg-Warrandyte Road, Newmans Road, Porter Street, Smiths Road, Albert Street, Tiffany Grove, Smiths Road, Bali Hi Boulevard, Serpells Road and Tuckers Road in the east, Noral Court, Trevinden Close, Pioneer Drive, The Grange, Garden View Court, Lawanna Drive, Glen Court and Ruffey Creek in the south, and Saville Court, Colonsay Street, Serpells Road, Williamsons Road, Brads Way, Mandella Street, Jacobena Place, Church Road, Reynolds Road, Church Street, Porter Street, Templestowe Reserve, Blue Cross Retirement Village, Fitzsimons Lane and Porter Street in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s when a village was established on the Yarra River, being one of the oldest areas of settlement in the City of Manningham. The village remained a relatively small settlement well into the 1900s, with the area outside of the township remaining as orchards. Substantial development took place during the 1970s and 1980s, with subdivisions largely at lower densities. This area is characterised by large dwellings. The population increased from the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Templestowe (Low Density) is an established residential and parkland area, with lower density housing, and some industrial land use in the north-east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Westerfolds Park, Candlebark Park, Domain Wetlands, Petty’s Reserve, Serpells Community Reserve, Templestowe Reserve, Tuscany Rise Reserve, Mia Mia Gallery and two schools.

Included areas

Templestowe (Low Density) encompasses the parts of the suburb of Templestowe which have lower density housing. This area excludes the south eastern-most, southern-most and western-most parts of the suburb of Templestowe.