Doreen, Victoria

Doreen is located in Melbourne
Population: 3,451 (2006) [1]
Established: 1844
Postcode: 3754
Elevation: 159 m (522 ft)
State District: Yan Yean
Federal Division: McEwen
Suburbs around Doreen:
Yan Yean Arthurs Creek
Mernda Doreen Nutfield
South Morang Yarrambat Hurstbridge

Doreen is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 kilometres (22 mi) north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Whittlesea and Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2006 Census, Doreen had a population of 3,451.

Patrick Reid settled the area in 1844, calling it "Hazel Glen". The Post Office opened on 8 December 1870 as Hazelglen and was renamed Doreen in 1895. [2]

The area contains two private schools and a primary school, a community hall and a CFA fire station.

Suburban development

Doreen is unusual in that the eastern portion in the Shire of Nillumbik remains rural, being contiguous with the rural localities of Yarrambat and Nutfield. The western portion in the City of Whittlesea is contiguous with the suburbs of Mernda and South Morang and suburban development has proceeded. Yan Yean Road separates the two portions.

Residential development is of two kinds — rural residential estates and nurseries to the south, and a new residential estate, Laurimar, in the north with its emphasis on "semi-rural" living, being developed by Delfin, a subsidiary of Lend Lease Corporation.


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Coordinates: 37°36′18″S 145°08′46″E / 37.605°S 145.146°E / -37.605; 145.146

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