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Padstow Heights

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Padstow Heights is 3,887, with a population density of 20.12 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Padstow Heights is bounded by Curzon Road, Courtney Road, Hall Crescent and Henry Lawson Drive in the north, Salt Pan Creek in the east, the Georges River in the south, and Little Salt Pan Creek in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for timber-getting and farming. Significant development did not occur until the late 1920s, spurred by the construction of the railway line. Rapid growth took place in the immediate post-war years. The population generally increased from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Padstow Heights is an established residential and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Georges River National Park, Beauty Point Reserve, Little Salt Pan Reserve, Neville Clasper Reserve, Salt Pan Creek Reserve, Thorpe Park and one school.