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Melton South

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Melton South is 13,980, with a population density of 4.71 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Melton South is bounded by the Western Freeway in the north, Mount Cottrell Road in the east, Greigs Road West and the Melton Reservoir in the south and the railway line and Coburns Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Growth took place from the 1880s into the early 1900s, largely around the railway station. Significant development did not occur until the late 1960s. Rapid growth occurred during the 1970s and 1980s. The population generally declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population and dwelling stock increased slightly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Melton South is an urban and rural area, with residential areas in the west and some industrial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Victoria University (Melton Campus), Station Square Shopping Centre, Tabcorp Park, Melton Golf Range, Bill Cahill Reserve, Blackwood Drive Recreation Reserve, Melton South Recreation Reserve, Mount Carberry Recreation Reserve, Toolern Creek Park, Melton Reservoir, Blackwood Community Hall, D J Cunningham Centre, Mount Carberry Children’s and Community Centre, Melton Recycling Facility and several schools.