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Springvale West

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Springvale West is 1,356, with a population density of 23.81 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Springvale West is bounded by Devon Road in the north, Parsons Street in the south, Fitzherbert Avenue and Fox Road in the south, and Chester Road and the locality of Blueskin in the west.

Name origin

Springvale West is named for the western part of Springvale, which is named for the springs which were originally in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates primarily from the late 1800s, with some growth during the early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the 1940s, with rapid growth during the 1960s and 1970s. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable from the mid 1990s.

Land use

Springvale West is an established residential area.