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Moonee Ponds

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Moonee Ponds is 15,084, with a population density of 34.66 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Moonee Ponds is bounded by Park Street, the Craigieburn railway line and Buckley Street in the north, Moonee Ponds Creek in the east, Ormond Road and Maribyrnong Road in the south, and the Maribyrnong River, Holmes Road, Aberfeldie Park and Park Crescent in the west.

Name origin

Moonee Ponds is thought to be named from the Aboriginal term for the Moonee Ponds Creek, "Mone Mone Chain of Ponds".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with Moonee Ponds being an important stopping place on the route to the Mount Alexander gold diggings. Population was minimal until the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Moonee Valley Racecourse was opened in 1883. Significant development occurred during the interwar period and the post-war years. The population increased slightly from the mid 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Moonee Ponds is an established residential area, with substantial commercial areas along Mount Alexander Road and Puckle Street, and around the Moonee Ponds railway station.

Major features

Major features of the area include Moonee Valley Racecourse, Moonee Ponds Central Shopping Centre, the Puckle Street retail area, The Clocktower Centre, Maribyrnong Park, Queens Park, Ormond Park, Fanny Street Reserve, Queens Park Swimming Pool, the Moonee Ponds railway station and several schools.