Voyager Point, New South Wales

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Voyager Point
SydneyNew South Wales
Voyager Point 1.JPG
The Sanctuary, Voyager Point
Population 1,369 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1987
Postcode(s) 2172
Location 25 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 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 2011 census, Voyager Point recorded a population of 1,369 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.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Voyager Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2015.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Voyager Point". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. 

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