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Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill is 4,831, with a population density of 17.01 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill is bounded by the water supply pipeline in the north, Rookwood Road and Graf Avenue in the east, Brunker Road and Ferrier Road in the south, and Woods Road, Clapham Road and Chisholm Road in the west.

Name origin

Birrong is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “star”. Regents Park is named after a suburb in London.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, although growth was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the 1920s, spurred by the construction of the railway line. Expansion continued in the post-war years. The population increased slightly from the mid 1990s.

Land use

Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill is an established residential area, with water reservoirs in the east, and some industrial areas in the north-west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Potts Hill Reservoirs, Birrong Leisure Centre, Jim Ring Reserve, Maluga Passive Park, Avalon Reserve, Band Hall Reserve, Bicksome Park, D Simmington Field, Ferrier Park, H Wooster Field, Jensen Park, Magney Reserve, Pobje Reserve, Small Reserve, the Birrong railway station and several schools.

Included areas

This area encompasses the suburbs of Birrong and Potts Hill, and the City of Canterbury Bankstown part of the suburb of Regents Park. The remaining part of the suburb of Regents Park is located in the Cumberland Council area.