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Mount Helena

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Mount Helena is 3,241, with a population density of 1.13 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Mount Helena is bounded by Cameron Road, Joseph Road, Trimble Road, Bunning Road and a line running continuous of Quail Street in the north, the eastern edge of the Recreation Reserve, Frith Street, the Recreation Reserve, Neptune Street, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail and Sime Road in the east, the locality of Sawyers Valley, Houston Street, Lance Street, Alps Street, Sawyers Road, Horace Street and Stoneleigh Road in the south and the locality of Stoneville in the west.

Name origin

Mount Helena was named to describe the area, with hilly terrain, in the Helena District. It was originally known as Lion Mill.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for timber-cutting. Growth took place in the 1920s. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years, particularly during the 1970s and 1980s. The population has increased gradually since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Mount Helena is a residential and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Wooroloo Regional Park, Recreation Reserve, Mount Helena Aquatic Centre, Dargin Park, Mount Helena (Elsie Austin) Oval, Pioneer Park, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail and a number of schools.