Terrys Creek

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Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney basin (IBRA), Northern Suburbs
Local government areas Parramatta, Ryde, Hornsby
Part of Lane Cove River catchment
 - location north of Dundas Valley
Mouth confluence with Devlins Creek to form the Lane Cove River
 - location North Epping
Length 7 km (4 mi)
Basin 10.12 km2 (4 sq mi)
National park Lane Cove NP

Terrys Creek, an urban watercourse[1] that is part of the Lane Cove River catchment, is located in Northern Suburbs region of Sydney, Australia. It was named after Edward Terry (1840 - 1907) who served as the first mayor of Eastwood municipality.[2]

Course and features[edit]

Terrys Creek rises about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north of the suburb of Dundas Valley, east of Marsden Road; with its headwaters forming the watershed boundary between the Hornsby Plateau and the Cumberland Plain. The creek flows generally north by north-east before reaching its confluence with Devlins Creek to form the Lane Cove River, north-east of the suburb of North Epping, in Lane Cove National Park. The course of the creek is approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi);[1] and the catchment area is 10.12 square kilometres (3.91 sq mi), spread over the Parramatta, Ryde and Hornsby local government areas.[3]

The catchment area has been subject to periodic flooding, most notably in 1967/8, November 1984, and in February 1990 when 174 residents were displaced as a result of rising flood waters. The 1984 flood resulted in flooding of a number of residential properties throughout the catchment, and also resulted in considerable damage and disruption in the Eastwood town centre.[4]

Terrys Creek is transversed by the Main North and the Northern railway lines, Epping Road, and the M2 Hills Motorway.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Terrys Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Self guided bushwalks: Terrys Creek Walk" (PDF). Hornsby Shire Council. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Eastwood and Terrys Creek Catchment". Development: Planning Controls: Other Planning Considerations: Flood Prone Areas. City of Ryde. November 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Bewsher Consulting Pty Ltd (October 2009). "Eastwood & Terrys Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan" (PDF). City of Ryde. pp. 18–19. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 33°46′40″S 151°05′50″E / 33.77778°S 151.09722°E / -33.77778; 151.09722