Padstow Heights

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Padstow Heights
SydneyNew South Wales
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Henry Kendall Avenue, Padstow Heights
Padstow Heights is located in New South Wales
Padstow Heights
Padstow Heights
Coordinates33°58′23″S 151°2′6″E / 33.97306°S 151.03500°E / -33.97306; 151.03500Coordinates: 33°58′23″S 151°2′6″E / 33.97306°S 151.03500°E / -33.97306; 151.03500
Population3,540 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2211
Location23 km (14 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Canterbury-Bankstown Council
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, a suburb of local government area Canterbury-Bankstown Council, located 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.

Geography[edit]

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 The local bus, the 927 takes residents between One Tree Point and Padstow.

Transport[edit]

The local bus route, 927 takes residents from One Tree Point to Padstow.

History[edit]

Padstow Heights Reservoir, built in 1935

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.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Roger Rogerson – controversial former detective-sergeant of the New South Wales Police Force was living in the area before he was incarcerated for the murder of Jamie Gao
  • Jason Clare - Member for Blaxland in the federal parliament is currently living in Padstow Heights

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Padstow Heights (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 197