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Toolern Vale

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Toolern Vale is 700, with a population density of 0.07 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Toolern Vale is bounded by Macedon Ranges Shire in the north, the locality of Diggers Rest and the Kororoit Creek West Branch in the east, Mt Kororoit Road, a line running continuous of Mt Kororoit Road, Coburns Road, the southern boundary of MacPherson Park, Bulmans Road, Porteous Road and the locality of Harkness in the south, and Djerriwarrah Creek in the west.

Name origin

Toolern Vale is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning “tongue”.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for timber-getting and agriculture. Some growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The population fluctuated between 1991 and 2011, but remained minimal.

Land use

Toolern Vale is rural and rural-residential area. Land is used mainly for horse breeding and training, farming and quarrying.

Major features

Major features of the area include Yangardook Bushland Reserve, MacPherson Park, Kororoit Creek Streamside Reserve, Toolern Vale Recreation Reserve, Melton Equestrian Park, Dingo Discovery and Research Centre, Melton Airfield, Toolern Vale Hall and Toolern Vale and District Primary School.