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Melton West

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Melton West is 9,129, with a population density of 9.85 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Melton West is bounded by Hardys Road, Harkness Road, a line running continuous of Sovereign Boulevard, Sovereign Boulevard, Bulmans Road and Centenary Avenue in the north, Coburns Road in the east, the Western Freeway in the south, and the Djerriwarrh Creek in the west.

Name origin

Melton West is named for the area west of Melton, which was named after Melton Mowbray, an English town renowned for its fox hunting and coursing.

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 during the 1970s and early 1980s. Gradual growth continued from the early 1990s as new dwellings continued to be added to the area.

Land use

Melton West includes residential areas in the east, rural areas in the west, and commercial areas in the south-east.

Major features

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