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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Gowanbrae is 3,056, with a population density of 21.38 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Gowanbrae is bounded by the Western Ring Road in the north, Moonee Ponds Creek in the east, the interstate railway line in the south, and Melrose Drive in the west.

Name origin

Gowanbrae is named after a former homestead in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for grazing. Population was minimal until the early 1990s when land was subdivided. The population increased significantly during the 1990s, with even more rapid growth between 2001 and 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area. The population and dwelling stock increased five-fold between 2001 and 2011. Growth is expected to slow as the area becomes built out.

Land use

Gowanbrae is a recent residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Elms Court Playground, Gowanbrae Community Centre and Tullamarine Swimming School.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the suburb of Gowanbrae and the small section of the suburb of Tullamarine within the City of Moreland.