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Croydon Town Centre

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Croydon Town Centre is 2,357, with a population density of 16.79 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Croydon Town Centre is bounded by Croydon Road, Kitchener Road and Plumer Street in the north, Dorset Road in the east, the Melbourne Water pipe track, Lusher Road and Mt Dandenong Road in the south, and Wicklow Avenue, Toorak Avenue, Kylie Court and Tallent Street in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for grazing and agriculture. Population was minimal until the late 1860s. Growth took place from the 1880s into the 1920s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Expansion continued during the interwar period. Significant development occurred from the post-war years, particularly during the 1950s and 1960s. The population increased from the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Croydon Town Centre is a mixed use area, including residential, commercial and industrial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Arndale Civic Shopping Centre, Burnt Bridge Shopping Centre, Croydon Central Shopping Centre, Croydon Centreway Arcade, Croydon Main Street Shopping Centre, Croydon Market, Swinburne TAFE (Croydon Campus), Croydon Leisure & Aquatic Centre, Croydon Memorial Pool, Croydon Park, Town Park, Croydon Y Space, EV’s Youth Centre and two schools.