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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Brookfield is 9,507, with a population density of 8.88 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Brookfield is bounded by the Western Freeway in the north, Coburns Road in the east, the railway line and the Melton Reservoir in the south and the Djerriwarrh Creek in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with some growth in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the 1980s, with some low density residential development south of Brooklyn Road. The population doubled between 1991 and 2001 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. The population continued to increase substantially between 2001 and 2006, with rapid growth between 2006 and 2011. Population growth is expected to continue, particularly from the Botanica Springs estate.

Land use

Brookfield is a rapidly developing residential area, with rural areas in the west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Aviation Reserve, C J Melrose Memorial Reserve, Melton Pistol Club, Brookfield Children’s and Community Centre and Melton Christian College.