Beverley Park, New South Wales

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Beverley Park
SydneyNew South Wales
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St George Leagues Club
Population 2,053 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2217
Location 15 km (9 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Municipality of Kogarah
State electorate(s) Rockdale
Federal Division(s) Barton
Suburbs around Beverley Park:
Carlton Kogarah Kogarah
Carlton Beverley Park Ramsgate
Kogarah Bay Kogarah Bay Sans Souci

Beverley Park is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Beverley Park is located 15 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district, in the Municipality of Kogarah and is part of the St George area.

Beverley Park is surrounded by the suburbs Kogarah Bay, Carlton, Kogarah, Ramsgate and Sans Souci. It is a predominantly residential area around a large recreational area, Beverley Park Golf Course. It has a few commercial developments scattered along its borders on the Princes Highway and Rocky Point Road.

History[edit]

Beverley Park and Kogarah Bay were originally part of the suburb of Kogarah. The area had been originally known as Townson's Bay and then Koggorah.[2] Kogarah and Kogarah Bay were completely separated from each other by the creation of this new suburb. The suburb took its name from the large recreational park, which includes the Beverley Park Golf Course.

Sunnyside is a historic sandstone house on the corner of Princes Highway and Lacey Street, which was originally the home of Patrick J. Lacey, an early mayor of Kogarah Municipality, a Church of England rectory in 1930s and a private kindergarten and primary school from 1948. It was sold in 1958 and converted into a rooming house until 1993 when it became a private residence again.

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 2,103 people usually resident in Beverley Park. 34.9% of residents stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being Greece 5.0%, China 3.4% and England 2.0%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 52.9% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 18.6%, Arabic 4.4% and Cantonese 3.2%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 30.8%, Orthodox 27.2% and Anglican 11.7%.[1]

Sport and recreation[edit]

The St George Leagues Club is located on Princes Highway. Beverley Park Golf Club covers a large percentage of this suburb's area.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 33°58′44″S 151°07′43″E / 33.97897°S 151.12850°E / -33.97897; 151.12850