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Mill Park

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Mill Park is 31,116, with a population density of 26.12 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Mill Park is bounded by the railway line, Civic Drive, Bianchi Close, Barina Way, Buick Crescent, the Yan Yean Pipe Track, Allwyn Crescent, Plenty Road and the transmission line in the north, the Plenty River in the east, the suburb of Bundoora, RMIT University (Bundoora Campus - East), Plenty Road and McKimmies Road in the south, and Darebin Creek and the Hendersons Road drain in the west.

Name origin

Mill Park is named after Henry Miller (horse breeder and farmer) who owned a property in the area in the 1800s.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for grazing and farming. Population was minimal until the late 1970s, when growth from Bundoora expanded north. Rapid residential development occurred during the 1980s and 1990s as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, a result of fewer new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population declined slightly between 2006 and 2011, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Mill Park is a residential area, with substantial parklands in the east, commercial areas along Childs Road and Plenty Road, and some industrial land use in the north-east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Plenty Gorge Park (including Tanunda Wetlands), Mill Park Plaza Shopping Centre, Rivergum Village Shopping Centre, Stables Shopping Centre, Mill Park Leisure Centre, Mill Park Basketball and Netball Stadium, Mill Park Recreation Reserve, Belmont Park, Betula Park, Crestwood Park, Diosma Park, Dr Harry Jenkins Park, Findon Recreation Reserve, Grevillea Park, Kelynack Recreation Reserve, Mimosa Park, Redleap Recreation Reserve, Sycamore Recreation Reserve, Telopea Park and numerous schools.

Included areas

This small area encompasses most of the suburb of Mill Park, with the remaining parts included in the Bundoora and South Morang small areas.