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Bald Hills

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bald Hills is 9,128, with a population density of 6.55 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bald Hills is bounded by the Pine River in the north, Bald Hills Creek, Denning Road and the railway line in the east, Roghan Road, Raynbird Place and Roghan Road in the south, and the South Pine River in the west.

Name origin

Bald Hills was named to describe the area as it was first seen - two bald grass hills which stood out from the surrounding bushland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1857, with land used mainly for crop growing, and later sugar growing and cattle grazing. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth aided by the opening of the railway line. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, with rapid growth from the late 1950s to the 1970s. The population has increased since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly from the Northwind Estate along Wyampa Road.

Land use

Bald Hills is predominantly a residential and bushland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Tinchi Tamba Wetlands, Broadcast Australia Bald Hills Transmission Station, Guide Dogs Breeding & Training Centre, Barungwarra Bushland Reserve, Canterbury Park, Eaton Reserve, Harold Kielly Park, Stanley Day Park and a number of schools.

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