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Croydon South

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Croydon South is 5,072, with a population density of 19.56 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Croydon South is bounded by Eastfield Road and Dorset Road in the north, Sellick Drive and the suburb of Kilsyth in the east, the proposed Healesville Freeway, the Golf Driving Range, Blossom Walk, Mountain Heath Walk, Briar Rose Walk, Wildwood Walk, Valley Court, The Place and Central Avenue in the south, and Dunlop Avenue, the southern boundary of Tintern Girls Grammar School and Morinda Street in the west.

Name origin

Croydon South is named for the area to the south of Croydon, which was named after a town (now suburb) near London.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the 1950s, with rapid growth during the 1960s. The population generally increased from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Croydon South is an established residential area, with some commercial and industrial land use, particularly in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Eastfield Shopping Centre, Merrindale Shopping Centre, The Mall, Belmore Park, Gateway Reserve, Woodland Park, part of Tintern Girls Grammar School and one other school.

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