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Flagstaff Hill

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Flagstaff Hill is 10,194, with a population density of 20.70 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Flagstaff Hill is bounded by the Sturt River in the north, Murrays Hill Road and Spencer Court in the east, Black Road and Manning Road in the south and the locality of Happy Valley, Reservoir Drive, Black Road and the waterway in the west.

Name origin

Flagstaff Hill is named after the hill where Colonial William Light erected a flagstaff during his survey.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for grazing and grape growing. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1960s through to the 1980s. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Flagstaff Hill is an established residential and parkland area, with some rural areas in the north-west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, Flagstaff Hill Golf Club, Glenhuntly Reserve, Mandilla Reserve, Hundred Reserve, Flagstaff Hill Recreation Ground and two schools.