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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 Old Western Highway and the Western Freeway in the north, Coburns Road in the east, the railway line and Melton Reservoir in the south, and the Djerriwarrh Creek in the west.

Name origin

Brookfield is named for the original estate in the area, which may have been named for waterways in the area.

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 recent and 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, Fantail Way Reserve, Melton Pistol Club, Botanica Springs Children’s and Community Centre and Melton Christian College.