Hawkesbury Heights, New South Wales
New South Wales
|Population||456 (2016 census)|
|Location||77 km (48 mi) from Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Blue Mountains|
|Federal Division(s)||Division of Macquarie|
Hawkesbury Heights is a small town in the state of New South Wales, Australia in the City of Blue Mountains. It is located between the townships of Yarramundi and Winmalee. To the south is Yellow Rock. The only road link to the suburb is Hawkesbury Road, which becomes Springwood Road to the east.
The southern edge of the suburb is a creek flowing west-northeast and the Hawkesbury Ridge on its northern side. The suburb reaches a height of 264 metres above sea level, and the height changes abruptly to the east where the Hawkesbury-Springwood Road cuts a pass, including at the top the Hawkesbury lookout with picnic and toilet facilities. A few hundred metres along the pass is a youth hostel. In the northeast flows Shaws Creek. The southeast of the suburb contains a portion of the Yellomundee Regional Park. Winmalee Rural Fire Brigade covers much of this area and conducts regular training at the lookout and surrounding areas.
At the 2016 census, Hawkesbury Heights had a population of 456 people. 83.7% of people were born in Australia and 94.9% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 34.5%, Anglican 27.8 and Catholic 23.8%.
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