Voyager Point, New South Wales

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Voyager Point
SydneyNew South Wales
Voyager Point 1.JPG
The Sanctuary, Voyager Point
Population1,668 (2016 census)[1]
Established1987
Postcode(s)2172
Location25 km (16 mi) South of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Liverpool
State electorate(s)Holsworthy
Federal Division(s)Hughes
Suburbs around Voyager Point:
Hammondville Milperra Panania
Hammondville Voyager Point East Hills
Holsworthy Holsworthy Pleasure Point

Voyager Point is a small suburb, in South Western Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Voyager Point is located 25 kilometres (35 min) south of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City Of Liverpool. The only adjacent suburbs are Sandy Point, Holsworthy and Pleasure Point. Milperra, Panania and East Hills are located on the opposite bank of the Georges River. In the 2016 census, Voyager Point recorded a population of 1668 people.

History[edit]

Voyager Point takes its name from the commemorative park which was established following the loss of HMAS Voyager with the loss of 82 lives after the destroyer collided with the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne in February 1964.[2]This area was formerly the East Hills Naval Estate, which contained about 70 married quarters for families of members in the Royal Australian Navy. This suburb also housed refugees from 1954 many of whom who had fled concentration and refugee camps in Australia[3].

Heritage listings[edit]

Voyager Point has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

East Hills - Voyager Point footbridge
Boronia Drive

Landmarks[edit]

The area includes many native flora, fauna and walkways through the bushland areas. A footbridge across the Georges River connects the suburb to East Hills, near Henry Lawson Drive. The Avenue is the only access road into the suburb from Heathcote Road.

Streets[edit]

The original streets in the suburb, such as Torch and Pelorus, were named after ships of the Second Fleet. The suburb is a relatively new development by Delfin Lend Lease on land formerly belonging to Holsworthy Barracks. A 2nd development was released in the early 2010s released by Defence Housing Australia in the North West Corner[5].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Voyager Point (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ NSW Geographical Names Board entry.
  3. ^ "NSW Migration Heritage Centre - 11 - MIGRANT HOSTELS AT VOYAGER POINT". Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Lucas Watermills Archaeological Sites". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01989. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Heartwood, Voyager Point NSW | Residential developments | DHA". www.dha.gov.au. Retrieved 3 July 2020.

Coordinates: 33°57′32″S 150°58′44″E / 33.959°S 150.979°E / -33.959; 150.979