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Melton West

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Melton West is 17,757, with a population density of 6.77 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Melton West is bounded by the locality of Toolern Vale, Porteous Road and the southern boundary of MacPherson Park in the north, Coburns Road in the east, the Western Freeway in the south and the Djerriwarrh Creek in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with growth in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant residential development did not occur until the late 1960s. Rapid growth took place in the 1970s and early 1980s. Growth continued from the early 1990s, with rapid development between 2001 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. Growth is expected to continue.

Land use

Melton West is a developing residential area, with rural areas in the west and north, and commercial areas in the south-east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Coburns Central Shopping Centre, Woodgrove Shopping Centre, Melton Indoor Recreation Centre, Arnolds Creek Community Centre, Arthur Westlake Memorial Reserve, Cambrian Recreation Reserve, Navan Park, West Lakes Recreation Reserve, West Melton Community Centre and numerous schools.