Banksmeadow, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Botany Bay Hotel, Botany Road, Banksmeadow
|• Density||161/km² (417.0/sq mi)|
|Area||3 km² (1.2 sq mi)|
|Location||11 km (7 mi) south-east of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Botany Bay|
|Federal Division(s)||Kingsford Smith|
Banksmeadow is a suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Banksmeadow is located 11 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Botany Bay. Banksmeadow sits on the northern shore of Botany Bay.
Banksmeadow is named in honour of botanist Sir Joseph Banks, who travelled to Australia with Captain James Cook in 1770. Botany Bay is where they first landed ashore on 29 April 1770, when navigating around Australia on the Endeavour.
Commercial area 
Banksmeadow is a largely industrial area with commercial and industrial developments associated with nearby Port Botany. This includes a number of oil terminals, the Sydenham-Botany Goods Railway and a large Orica Limited chemical facility.
Foreshore Beach (also known as Botany Beach) runs along the shore of Botany Bay. Part of the sandy public beach has been lost in recent years due to the expansion of port facilities by The Sydney Ports Corporation. A rock seawall along a large part of the beach has greatly restricted its use as a public beach. The area includes Banksmeadow Park and Botany Golf Course.
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