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Glen Waverley

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Glen Waverley is 42,272, with a population density of 25.12 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Glen Waverley is bounded by Highbury Road in the north, Dandenong Creek, Waverley Road and View Mount Road in the east, Ferntree Gully Road in the south, and Blackburn Road in the west.

Name origin

Glen Waverley is named after Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels. It was previously known as Black Flat.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming, market gardening, fruit growing and wood collecting. Despite the opening of the railway in the 1930s, development of the area was slow until the 1950s. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s. The population has increased slightly since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Glen Waverley is an established residential area, with commercial areas along Springvale Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Centro The Glen Shopping Centre, Century City Walk, Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Victoria Police Academy, Glen Waverley Public Golf Course, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE (Waverley Campus), Victorian Rehabilitation Centre, Council offices, Brandon Office Park, Bogong Reserve, Brandon Park Reserve, Brentwood Reserve, Bushy Park Wetlands, Capital Reserve, Central Reserve, Drummies Bridge Reserve, Glen Waverley North Reserve, Highview Park, Hinkler Reserve, Larpent Reserve, Napier Park, Shepherds Bush, Brandon Park Community Centre, Glen Waverley Community Centre, Syndal and Glen Waverley railway stations, Wesley College (Glen Waverley Campus) and numerous other schools.