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Bringelly - Cobbitty

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bringelly - Cobbitty is 2,675, with a population density of 0.36 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bringelly - Cobbitty is bounded by Bringelly Creek, Liverpool City and Greendale Road in the north, South Wianamatta Creek, the localities of Catherine Field and Oran Park and The Northern Road in the east, Cobbitty Road, Macquarie Grove Road and the Nepean River in the south, and the Nepean River in the west.

Name origin

Bringelly is named after a village in Wales.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with some growth from the 1960s. Camden Airport began operations in the late 1930s. The University of Sydney established its Animal Reproduction Unit & Plant Breeding Institute in the area in 1991. The population generally increased gradually between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Bringelly - Cobbitty is a rural and rural-residential area. Growth is expected in the future, particularly in the south-eastern part of the locality of Cobbitty.

Major features

Major features of the area include Camden Airport, the Nepean River, Cogno Brothers Cobbitty Wines, Frederick L Small Playing Fields, Kirkham Rise Reserve, Macquarie Grove Reserve, Teen Ranch, The University of Sydney (Animal Reproduction Unit & Plant Breeding Institute), Coates Park Farm (The University of Sydney), Bringelly Village Shopping Centre, Mount Hunter Rivulet Weir and two schools.

Included areas

Bringelly - Cobbitty encompasses the locality of Cobbitty and the Camden Council area part of the locality of Bringelly. The remaining part of the locality of Bringelly is located in Liverpool City.