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Melton Township

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Melton Township is 57,661, with a population density of 5.95 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Melton Township is bounded by the locality of Toolern Vale in the north, Kororoit Creek, the Melton Highway and Mount Cottrell Road in the east, Greigs Road West, the Werribee River and the Melton Reservoir in the south, and Djerriwarrh Creek in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1839, when the township of Melton was established on the road to the Ballarat gold diggings. Growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s, spurred by the construction of the railway line. Significant residential development did not occur until the late 1960s. Rapid growth took place during the late 1970s and 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 Township includes rapidly developing residential areas, established urban areas in the east, rural areas in the west and north, and some industrial and commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Melton Town Centre (including Central Walk Shopping Centre and the strip centre along High Street), Coburns Central Shopping Centre, Station Square Shopping Centre, Woodgrove Shopping Centre, Victoria University (Melton Campus), Tabcorp Park, Melton Waves Leisure Centre, Melton Indoor Recreation Centre, Melton Golf Range, Melton Valley Golf Club, Melton Reservoir, Melton Botanic Gardens, The Willows Historical Park, Dunvegan Cottage, Council offices, Arthur Westlake Memorial Reserve, Aviation Reserve, Bill Cahill Reserve, Blackwood Drive Recreation Reserve, Cambrian Recreation Reserve, Centenary Park, C J Melrose Memorial Reserve, Drainage Reserve, Hannah Watts Park, Kurunjang Recreation Reserve, Little Blind Creek Reserve, Melton Recreation Reserve, Melton South Recreation Reserve, Mount Carberry Recreation Reserve, Navan Park, Toolern Creek Park, Tullidge Street Reserve, West Lakes Recreation Reserve, Arnolds Creek Community Centre, Blackwood Community Hall, Brookfield Children’s and Community Centre, D J Cunningham Centre, Melton Community Hall, Mount Carberry Children’s and Community Centre, West Melton Community Centre, Melton Pistol Club, Darlingsford Barn, Melton Industrial Park, Melton Recycling Facility and numerous schools.

Included areas

This area encompasses the suburbs of Brookfield, Kurunjang, Melton, Melton South and Melton West.