Suburb Profile - Gowanbrae

Gowanbrae has become a most popular choice for those wanting a newer home in a newer area yet still close to the attractions that makes living around the Moonee Valley area so popular. Nestled between the Moonee Ponds Creek and Western Ring Road, Gowanbrae is accessed via Melrose Drive, Tullamarine – just north of Westfield Shopping Centre. First developed in the mid-1990s, Gowanbrae now hosts around 1000 households as well as the substantial Gowanbrae Retirement Village. As with most new developments, the area caters to a variety of needs with houses ranging from compact villas and townhouses to enormous family abodes on big blocks. The largest of these are generally located ‘down the hill’ along the Moonee Ponds Creek with its fabulous reserves and bike trail which enables cyclists to ride into town without having to mingle with road traffic. Given its proximity to Westfield, the Airport West tram is close by, as well as a dedicated bus service between Westfield and Gowanbrae.