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Melton East

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Melton East is 70,457, with a population density of 27.92 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Melton East is bounded by the locality of Plumpton and the railway line in the north, Kanmore Crescent, Calder Park Drive, the Melton Highway, a line running north of Southbank Walk and Carlton Court, Burnley Grove, Hume Drive, a line running north to south to the east of Jamison Terrace, the City of Brimbank and Kororoit Creek in the east, the Western Highway in the south, and Clarke Road, Monaghans Road, Taylors Road, the locality of Plumpton and the transmission line in the west.

Settlement history

Development of the area commenced in the late 1980s with the construction of the Sugar Gums and Bellevue Hill estates on Melton Highway. Population was minimal until the 1990s when development of the western area commenced, with substantial growth from the mid 1990s as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. The most rapid population and housing growth took place from 2001, with the population quadrupling between 2001 and 2011. Growth is expected to continue.

Land use

Melton East is a rapidly developing residential area, with some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Burnside Shopping Centre, Caroline Springs Town Centre, CS Square (shopping centre), Taylors Hill Shopping Village, Watervale Shopping Centre, Lake Caroline, CS Gallery, Caroline Springs Leisure Centre, Banchory Green, Banchory Grove Grassland Nature Conservation Reserve, Barlington Square, Boronia Reserve, Brookside Recreation Reserve, Burnside Heights Recreation Reserve, Caroline Springs Town Centre Reserve, Centenary Square, Central Park, Heron Park, Hillside Recreation Reserve, Inglewood Park, Lachlans Field, Parkwood Green Recreation Reserve, Sports Park, Springbank Park, Springside Recreation Reserve, Sugargum Reserve, Taylors Hill Recreation Reserve, Tenterfield Reserve, The Cascades Linear Park, Bullum Bullum, Bungaree Parklands, Urban Wetlands, Banchory Community Centre, Brookside Community Centre, Springside Children’s and Community Centre, Springside Community Pavilion, Taylors Hill Youth and Community Centre and numerous schools.

Included areas

This area encompasses the suburbs of Burnside, Burnside Heights, Caroline Springs and Taylors Hill, and the City of Melton part of the suburb of Hillside. Part of the suburb of Hillside is located in the City of Brimbank.