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Alicetown - Melling

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Alicetown - Melling is 2,616, with a population density of 21.51 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Alicetown - Melling is bounded by Western Hutt Road in the north and west, Melling Link and the Hutt River in the east, and the railway line and Wakefield Street in the south.

Name origin

Melling is named after William Melling, a friend of Premier Richard John Seddon.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the early 1900s. Significant residential development took place from the 1940s into the 1960s. The population fluctuated slightly between 1996 and 2006, due to small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population then increased slightly between 2006 and 2013, largely due to an increase in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Alicetown - Melling is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ava Park, The Greenway, Alicetown Community Centre and two schools.