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Bass Hill - Lansdowne

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bass Hill - Lansdowne is 9,693, with a population density of 22.07 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bass Hill - Lansdowne is bounded by the Hume Highway, Miller Road, Bennett Street, Marks Lane, Doust Street and Broad Street in the north, Baird Street, Australia Street, Horton Street and Clarke Street in the east, Georgina Street, Carysfield Road, McLean Street, Johnston Road and Hazel Street in the south, and Prospect Creek in the west.

Name origin

Bass Hill is named after George Bass, a surgeon, explorer and original land holder. It was originally known as Irish Town, then Upper Bankstown.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1798 when the first land grant was made. Expansion took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, when the area attracted large numbers of returned soldiers and migrants. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Bass Hill - Lansdowne is an established residential and parkland area, with some commercial areas along the Hume Highway.

Major features

Major features of the area include Mirambeena Regional Park, Shortland Brush, Lansdowne Park, Tom Uren Lookout, Flinders Slopes, Bass Hill Plaza, Arthur Laundy Reserve, Baxter Reserve, Boggabilla Reserve, Carysfield Park, Herbert Crabtree Reserve, Kawana Reserve, Louisa Reserve, Lucinda Reserve, Manuka Reserve, McLean Reserve, Neville Reserve, Orchard Reserve, Thornton Reserve, Tucker Reserve, Walshaw Park and two schools.