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Aberfoyle Park

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Aberfoyle Park is 11,144, with a population density of 19.06 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Aberfoyle Park is bounded by Manning Road and Black Road in the north, the locality of Chandlers Hill, the western edge of Clarendon Lutheran Camp and Mount Malvern Road in the east, Chandlers Hill Road and Widebanks Road in the south and generally by the Happy Valley Highway in the west.

Name origin

Aberfoyle Park is thought to be named after a place in Perthshire, Scotland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming, grazing and vineyards. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth between the 1960s and 1980s. The Hub was developed as a major regional centre in the 1980s, containing a large shopping complex, schools, churches, health and business services, clubs and the administrative and operational centre for the former Happy Valley Council. The population increased during the 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area. The population declined slightly between 2001 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were added and the average number of persons living in each dwelling declined.

Land use

Aberfoyle Park is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Aberfoyle Hub Shopping Centre, The Hub Recreation Centre, Aberfoyle Community Centre, Thalassa Park & Gardens, Canberra Reserve, Happy Valley Oval, Lotus Reserve, Pine Drive Reserve, Pioneer Park, Roxanne Reserve, Simpson Reserve and a number of schools.