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Modbury Heights

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Modbury Heights is 5,562, with a population density of 21.06 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Modbury Heights is bounded by McIntyre Road, The Golden Way and Grenfell Road in the north, Golden Grove Road in the east, Milne Road in the south and Kelly Road and the suburbs of Para Hills and Gulfview Heights in the west.

Name origin

Modbury Heights is named for an area north of Modbury, which was named after a place in Devonshire, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from mid 1800s, with growth in the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s, beginning as a northerly residential extension to central Modbury. The population declined slightly from the mid 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Modbury Heights is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Hargrave Reserve, Kingfisher Reserve, Maxlay Reserve, Para Hills Reserve and one school.