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Wheelers Hill

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wheelers Hill is 20,917, with a population density of 20.17 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wheelers Hill is bounded by Ferntree Gully Road, View Mount Road and Waverley Road in the north, Dandenong Creek in the east, Wellington Road in the south, and the Monash Freeway and Springvale Road in the west.

Name origin

Wheelers Hill is named after John Wheeler, an early farmer in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1839, with land used mainly for grazing and farming. The area remained largely rural until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place from the 1970s. The population has declined since the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Wheelers Hill is an established residential area, with substantial parklands.

Major features

Major features of the area include Jells Park, Waverley Women's Sports Centre, Waverley Netball Centre, Centro Brandon Park Shopping Centre, Wheelers Hill Shopping Centre, Monash Gallery of Art, Jells Lake, Columbia Park, Corhanwarrabul Wetlands, Wetlands Golf ‘N’ Games, Australian Pitch & Putt Golf Centre, Lum Reserve, Mulgrave Reserve, Caulfield Grammar School (Wheelers Hill Campus) and a number of other schools.