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Kilsyth South

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kilsyth South is 3,094, with a population density of 9.26 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kilsyth South is bounded by Canterbury Road in the north, Liverpool Road in the east, Liverpool Road Retarding Basin and Dandenong Creek in the south, and Colchester Road in the west.

Name origin

Kilsyth South is named for the area to the south of Kilsyth, which was thought to be named after a town in Scotland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and orcharding. Population was minimal until the 1980s. Rapid growth took place during the 1990s. Growth slowed considerably between 2001 and 2011, a result of fewer new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Kilsyth South is a relatively recent residential area, with industrial land use in the north, and rural-residential areas in the south-east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Eastwood Golf Club, Eastwood Plaza, Bungalook Conservation Reserve and Grayswood Reserve.