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Christies Beach

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Christies Beach is 5,276, with a population density of 18.43 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Christies Beach is bounded by Christie Creek in the north, Dyson Road in the east, Mills Avenue, Bice Avenue, Fenton Avenue and Dale Avenue in the south and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Name origin

Christies Beach is named after Lambert Christie, an early land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1838, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1890s, with expansion continuing in the 1920s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place between the 1950s and 1970s, including public housing construction. The population declined slightly during the early 1990s, and then generally increased slightly between 1996 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Christies Beach is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Christies Beach, Christies Beach shopping precinct, Bice Oval, Lohmann Park, Rotary Park, Christies Creek Trail, the parklands along Christie Creek and two schools.