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Rosebud West

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Rosebud West is 4,875, with a population density of 9.04 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Rosebud West is bounded by Port Phillip Bay in the north, the suburb of Rosebud, Whitehead Grove, Rosebud Secondary College and Boneo Road in the east, the suburb of Boneo and Hiscock Road in the south, and Truemans Road in the west.

Name origin

Rosebud West is named for the area west of Rosebud, which is thought to be named after the schooner "The Rosebud".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Growth took place in the 1870s and 1880s, following the establishment of the township of Rosebud. Significant development occurred from the late 1940s. This area has long been a holiday location for Melbournians. The population of the area generally increased between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, including medium density housing.

Land use

Rosebud West is a residential and holiday area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Rosebud Hospital, Chisholm Institute of TAFE (Mornington Peninsula Campus), Nepean Miniature Aerosport Association, Tootgarook Wetlands, Chinaman’s Creek Nature Reserve, Tootgarook Sports Reserve, Truemans Road Recreational Reserve, Vern Wright Reserve, West Rosebud Reserve, the Port Phillip Bay foreshore and one school.