Taren Point, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Taren Point Public School
|Population||1,263 (2006 census)|
|Location||20 km (12 mi) south of Sydney CBD|
Taren Point is a suburb, in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 20 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire.
Taren Point is a small suburb surrounded by the suburbs of Sylvania Waters and Caringbah. Taren Point is on the peninsula where the Captain Cook Bridge crosses north over the Georges River to Sans Souci, in the St George area.
Taren Point contains a mix of residential, commercial and some industrial areas. The residential area is located along the bank of the Georges River, at the mouth of Botany Bay. Most of the commercial and industrial areas are centred on Taren Point Road and to the east towards Woolooware Bay.
Taren Point was originally called Comyns Point, then Cummins Point and later Commins Point, believed to be after a local resident. The origins of Taren Point are also unclear. Thomas Holt (1811–88) owned the land that stretched from Sutherland to Cronulla and his name is commemorated with Holt Road.
- Taren Point Public School
- Woolooware Shores Anglican Retirement Villages, Diocese of Sydney
- Apsley Field, home ground of the Giants Baseball Club
Commercial developments include Winning Appliances, Harvey Norman Business Centre, Flower Power, Officeworks, Transdev NSW Bus Depot and many fast food oulets such as Hungry Jacks, McDonalds, Red Rooster, Subway.
According to the 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population, there were 1,231 people usually resident in Taren Point. 21.4% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being United Kingdom 4.2%, Italy 2.0% and Greece 1.7%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 73.0% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 5.4%, Italian 1.9% and Arabic 2.7%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Anglican 29.7%, Catholic 22.3% and Orthodox 11.2%.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2006
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, p252
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