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Avondale Heights

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Avondale Heights is 12,268, with a population density of 22.69 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Avondale Heights is bounded by Rimcross Drive and Buckley Street in the north, Steele Creek in the north-east, and the Maribyrnong River in the east, south and west.

Name origin

Avondale Heights is named after an original estate in the area. It was previously known as Maribyrnong West.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, with land used mainly for grazing and farming. Some growth took place in the 1930s when land was subdivided. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1970s and 1980s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006 and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Avondale Heights is an established residential area, with some commercial areas along Military Road, and parklands along the Maribyrnong River. The northern area of Avondale Heights features the Walter Burley Griffin designed Milleara estate which has large areas of open space.

Major features

Major features of the area include Avondale Heights Reserve, Canning Reserve, Grimes Flat, Monte Carlo Reserve, Tea Gardens Reserve, Thompson Street Reserve, the parklands along the Maribyrnong River and several schools.