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Burnside - Burnside Heights

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Burnside - Burnside Heights is 11,401, with a population density of 25.15 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Burnside - Burnside Heights is bounded by Taylors Road in the north, the City of Brimbank and the Kororoit Creek in the east, the Western Highway in the south, and a line running south to north on the west side of Flintoff Avenue, a line running east to west on the south side of McQuillan Way, a line running south to north on the east side of Goulburn Crescent, Rockbank Middle Road, Fydler Avenue, Weekes Drive, Sullivan Terrace and Westwood Drive in the west.

Name origin

Burnside and Burnside Heights are named after the Burnside family who settled in the nearby area in the 1860s.

Settlement history

Development of the area commenced in the mid 1990s with the construction of the Burnside estate. Rapid growth occurred from 1996, with the population nearly doubling between 2001 and 2006, and then again between 2006 and 2011, as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. Growth is expected to continue.

Land use

Burnside - Burnside Heights is a recent and rapidly developing residential area, with some commercial land use in the south.

Major features

Major features of the area include Burnside Hub Shopping Centre, Burnside Heights Recreation Reserve, Earlington Square, Illawong Terrace Reserve, Inglewood Park, Tenterfield Park, Bungaree Parklands, Bullum Bullum, YMCA Kororoit Creek, Burnside Children’s and Community Centre, the Kororoit Creek Trail and Kororoit Creek Primary School.