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Greenmount

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Greenmount is 2,757, with a population density of 5.73 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Greenmount is bounded by the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, Damascus Drive, Wooloomooloo Road, Wandu Road and Wallis Court in the north, the locality of Hovea in the east, the Great Eastern Highway, the north-eastern edge of Greenmount National Park, Pittersen Road, Towerhill Court and a line running south of Towerhill Court in the east, the locality of Boya, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail and Coulston Road in the south and the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, Ruby Street and the Great Eastern Highway in the west.

Name origin

Greenmount was named after Greenmount Hill, which was named to describe the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used for quarrying from the 1870s. Growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years, particularly during the 1970s and 1980s. The population has been relatively stable since the early 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Greenmount is a residential area, with significant parklands.

Major features

Major features of the area include Greenmount National Park, John Forrest National Park, Blackboy Hill Commemorative Site, Marloo Theatre, Boorabilla Park, Fraser Park, Greenmount Peace Park, Stuart Park, Welbourne Park, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail and two schools.

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