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Dromana - Safety Beach

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Dromana - Safety Beach is 11,083, with a population density of 3.05 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Dromana - Safety Beach is bounded by Bruce Road and a line running east-west following the alignment of Foxeys Road in the north, a line running north-south following Bulldog Creek Road and a line running east-west following Dunns Creek Road in the east, the locality of Red Hill, Arthurs Seat State Park, the suburb of Arthurs Seat and the northern edge of Arthurs Seat Park in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming, particularly wheat growing. The township of Dromana was established in 1861. The most significant development occurred from the post-war years, particularly from the 1970s. The population continued to increase from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly between 1996 and 2001. Growth is expected to continue, largely from the Martha Cove development.

Land use

Dromana - Safety Beach is a rural and growing residential area, with residential areas located along or near the coast, and a significant proportion of holiday homes.

Major features

Major features of the area include Dromana Shopping Centre (including Dromana Hub), Safety Beach Country Club, Arthurs Seat State Park, Dromana Pier, Dromana Drive-In Theatre, Heronswood Historic Site, Dromana Foreshore Reserve, Dromana Recreation Reserve, Hillview Community Reserve, Latrobe Reserve, Safety Beach Foreshore Reserve, Dromana Beach, Safety Beach, the Port Phillip Bay foreshore, Anthony’s Nose, Dromana Basketball Stadium, various wineries/vineyards and several schools.