Suburb Profile: Molendinar

Location and boundaries

Molendinar is bounded by the Smith Street Motorway in the north, Olsen Avenue in the east, the Southport-Nerang Road in the south, and the Pacific Motorway in the west.

Name origin

Molendinar is named after a stream in Glasgow.



Land area

767 hectares (8 Km2)

Population density

8.09 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Land was used mainly for farming. Significant residential and industrial development took place from the late 1960s. The population continued to increase substantially from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, with the most rapid growth between 2001 and 2006.

Land use

Molendinar is a residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Crestwood Plaza and Trinity Lutheran College.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14