Yellow Rock, New South Wales (Blue Mountains)
New South Wales
|Population||916 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||245 m (804 ft)|
|Location||60 km (37 mi) WNW of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Blue Mountains|
|State electorate(s)||Blue Mountains|
Location and features
Yellow Rock is located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) west north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the Blue Mountains local government area. Yellow Rock is situated on the eastern, lower slopes of the Blue Mountains and the western side of the Nepean River extending back some way from it, the elevation rising from the river to a peak of 245 metres (804 ft) AHD . It is surrounded by the suburbs of Mount Riverview, Warrimoo and Springwood to the south, Winmalee to the west, Hawkesbury Heights and Yarramundi to the north and northeast respectively, and Castlereagh across the Nepean to the east.
Much of the Yellomundee Regional Park is contained within the locality. The Yellomundee Regional Park has bike and walking tracks and stretches north-south on the west side of the Nepean River, and the Yellow Rock lookout at the end of Yellow Rock Road. Frasers Creek flows in a west-northeast direction in the north part of the suburb, passing north of the lookout through the park to the river. The northern border of the suburb is a creek, opposite of which is the Hawkesbury Ridge.
October 2013 bushfires
The village, surrounding bushland and nearby towns of Springwood and Winmalee were badly affected by bushfires in October 2013. 200 residential properties were destroyed, and 198 damaged in those localities, including a significant number in Yellow Rock.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yellow Rock (Blue Mountains - NSW) (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- "Map of Yellow Rock, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- "Yellow Rock". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- "Update – Damage assessment and fire investigation" (PDF) (Press release). New South Wales Rural Fire Service. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
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