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Waterloo East

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Waterloo East is 4,245, with a population density of 20.19 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Waterloo East is bounded by Waterloo Road, Waiwhetu Road and the locality of Epuni East in the north, the localities of Epuni East and Arakura in the east, the locality of Waiwhetu North, Riverside Drive Central and Guthrie Street in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Name origin

Waterloo East is named after Waterloo Road, which was named after the Battle of Waterloo.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with the area remaining rural until the 1920s. Rapid residential development took place from the 1920s, spurred by the opening of the railway line in 1927. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 1996 and 2013.

Land use

Waterloo East is an established residential area, with conservation areas in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Hayward Eastern Hills Scenic Reserve, Trafalgar Park, Open Polytechnic New Zealand and one school.