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Malvern East

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Malvern East is 23,140, with a population density of 29.98 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Malvern East is bounded generally by Wattletree Road and the Monash Freeway in the north, Gardiners Creek and Warrigal Road in the east, Princes Highway and Dandenong Road in the south and generally by Tooronga Road in the west.

Name origin

Malvern East is named for the area east of Malvern, which was named after an original estate in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the late 1800s. Substantial growth took place from the early 1900s, including the construction of public housing estates in the 1920s. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years, especially from the 1940s to the 1960s. The population increased slightly from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Malvern East is an established residential and commercial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Chadstone Shopping Centre, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE (Chadstone Campus), Malvern Private Hospital, Malvern Valley Golf Club, Malvern Sports Club, Ardrie Park, Central Park, Dairy Park, Darling Park, Hedgeley Dene Gardens, O T Flight Reserve, Penpraze Park, Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park, Peverill Park, Phoenix Park, Sydare Reserve, Urban Forest Reserve, Waverley Oval and a number of schools.