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Brunswick East

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Brunswick East is 12,549, with a population density of 52.14 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Brunswick East is bounded by Moreland Road in the north, the Merri Creek in the east, May Street, Nicholson Street and Park Street in the south, and Lygon Street, Albion Street, Holmes Street, Donald Street and Lanark Street in the west.

Name origin

Brunswick East is named for the area east of Brunswick, which was thought to be named after Princess Caroline of Brunswick, the estranged wife of King George IV.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s. Population was minimal until the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming and quarrying. Residential growth took place from the 1880s into the early 1900s, aided by industrial growth, subdivision of land and filling in of previously swampy land. The population increased from the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly redevelopment of commercial and industrial property into medium and high density housing.

Land use

Brunswick East is an established mixed use area, including residential and commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include CERES Community Environment Park, the Lygon Street commercial area, Brunswick Velodrome, Allard Park, Anderson Reserve, Balfe Park, Fisher Reserve, Fleming Park, Jones Park, Kirkdale Street Park, Methven Park, Roberts Reserve, Sumner Park and several schools.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburb of Brunswick East and the City of Moreland part of the suburb of Fitzroy North.

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