Bar Point, New South Wales

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Bar Point
Central CoastNew South Wales
Population 133 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2083
Location
LGA(s) City of Gosford
Parish Cowan[2]
State electorate(s) Gosford
Federal Division(s) Robertson
Suburbs around Bar Point:
Marlow Mount White Mooney Mooney Creek
Fishermans Point Bar Point Mooney Mooney Creek
Fishermans Point Cowan Cheero Point
Mooney Mooney

Bar Point is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the north bank of the Hawkesbury River 53 kilometres (33 mi) north of Sydney. It is part of the City of Gosford local government area.

Geography[edit]

Bar Point is bounded by the Hawkesbury River to the west and south, Marlows Gully to the north, and the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and Pacific Highway to the east, beyond which is the Brisbane Water National Park. The locality is home to the southern section of the Popran National Park, accessible via four-wheel drive from Mount White to the north. Below the national park along the Hawkesbury River coastline are a number of properties accessible only by boat or by water taxi from Brooklyn 10 kilometres (6 mi) downstream, as well as Bar Point Estate on the point itself.[3][4]

Since 2003, the suburb has been home to a Rural Fire Station.[5]

Demographics[edit]

At the ABS 2006 census, Bar Point had a population of 133 people.[1] The median age was 48, well above the regional average, and the median individual income was $481 per week.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : Bar Point (State Suburb)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 18 July 2007. 
  2. ^ "Bar Point (Suburb)". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 July 2007. 
  3. ^ Australian River Traders (2006). "Bar Point". Retrieved 18 July 2007. 
  4. ^ Buchanan, Mat (22 October 2005). "Travel - In the deep end". Melbourne: The Age/Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 July 2007. 
  5. ^ "Firefighters set for next season". Central Coast Express. 11 July 2003. p. 17. 

Further reading[edit]

Coordinates: 33°29′35″S 151°10′05″E / 33.493°S 151.168°E / -33.493; 151.168