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Keilor East

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Keilor East is 15,288, with a population density of 27.95 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Keilor East is bounded by the Calder Freeway in the north, Steele Creek in the east, Buckley Street and Rimcross Drive in the south, and the standard gauge railway line in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with some growth in the late 1800s. The Niddrie Quarry operated from the 1940s to 1975. Significant residential development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1970s and 1980s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2006, and then increased marginally between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area. Population growth is expected to continue, largely from the Valley Lake development on the former Niddrie Quarry site.

Land use

Keilor East is an established residential area, with some commercial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Milleara Shopping Centre, Centreway Shopping Centre, East Keilor Leisure Centre, Valley Lake, Allan Reserve, Arcade Way Reserve, Border Drive Reserve, Overland Reserve, Peregrine Reserve, Quinn Grove Reserve, Rosehill Park, Spring Gully Reserve, Rose Creek Estate (winery), Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School and several other schools.

Included areas

This area encompasses the City of Moonee Valley part of the suburb of Keilor East. The remaining part of the suburb of Keilor East (which is industrial) is located in the City of Brimbank.