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Belmont

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Belmont is 2,697, with a population density of 1.31 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Belmont is bounded by Porirua City in the north, the locality of Kelson, Major Drive, Western Hutt Road and the Hutt River in the east, Western Hutt Road, Pomare Road, the locality of Tirohanga, Normandale Road and the localities of Normandale and Maungaraki in the south, and Wellington City in the west.

Name origin

Belmont is named after a nearby hill, which was named after French words meaning 'beautiful mountain'.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the early 1900s. Significant residential development took place from the mid 1940s into the 1960s. The population increased gradually between 1996 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Belmont is a residential, rural-residential and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Belmont Regional Park, Belmont Domain, Bertrams Reserve, Park Hill Reserve, Speedys Reserve, Sweetacres Reserve, Belmont Memorial Hall, Hardwick Smith Lounge and two schools.

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