Padstow Heights, New South Wales

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Padstow Heights
SydneyNew South Wales
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Henry Kendall Avenue, Padstow Heights
Postcode(s) 2211
Location 23 km (14 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Bankstown
State electorate(s) East Hills
Federal Division(s) Banks
Suburbs around Padstow Heights:
Revesby Padstow Peakhurst
Revesby Heights Padstow Heights Riverwood
Picnic Point Alfords Point Lugarno

Padstow Heights is a suburb of local government area City of Bankstown 23 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is a part of the South-western Sydney region. Padstow is a separate suburb to the north and One Tree Point is a locality within Padstow Heights.

Padstow Heights is a mostly residential suburb bounded on the east by Salt Pan Creek and to the south by the Georges River. The Alfords Point Bridge links Padstow Heights to Alfords Point in the Sutherland Shire.

Padstow Heights Reservoir


History[edit]

The Padstow area was first named Padstow Park Estate after a town called Padstow in Cornwall, England. It was named for being the "holy place of St Petrock" (not to be confused with St Patrick), an important Cornish saint.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Roger Rogerson – controversial former detective-sergeant of the New South Wales Police Force

Secret Passages[edit]

Padstow Heights has a number of secret and semi-secret walkways, paths and tracks that connect this suburb which is primarily made up of cul-de-sacs. Some of these pathways include;

• A walkway between Opal Place and Nambucca Place.

• A pathway and steep set of stairs joining the southernmost point of Bastille Close and Valley Road.

• A very rough bush trail near the bottom bend of Valley Rd exists to allow access down to the water on Salt Pan Creek and can be accessed near the park benches.

• A partially sealed fire trail can be accessed off Berkley Rd with trails branching off to the South offering amazing views of Lugarno, Salt Pan creek and the George's River. If you follow this trail east, then North it will eventually deliver you to Churchill Rd.

• A network of short, steep bush trails can be accessed off Playford Rd if you follow these trails downhill they eventually lead to the banks of the Georges River.

• A protected shared pathway that leads to Alfords Point, Menai, underneath the Bangor Bypass bridge and eventually to Sutherland can be accessed at the bottom of Sewell Ave.

• Access to the Georges River and underneath the Alfords Point bridge can be gained from a gate diverging from the shared pathway on the Northern side of the Alfords Point bridge.

• A steep sealed pathway connects Riverview Rd. and Henry Lawson Drive.

• There is a pathway on the northern side of Henry Lawson drive just down from the Riverview Rd. path that leads to a boardwalk under the bridge. It travels along the water up through the back of Padstow before crossing Salt Pan creek and ends at Riverwood park.

• A concreted path connects Richmond Ave and Henry Lawson Drive.


References[edit]

  1. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 197

Coordinates: 33°58′23″S 151°02′06″E / 33.973°S 151.035°E / -33.973; 151.035