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Chester Hill

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Chester Hill is 12,455, with a population density of 35.69 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Chester Hill is bounded by the water supply pipeline in the north, Hector Street in the east, Doust Street, Newman Street, Winston Avenue, Marks Street, Marks Lane and Bennett Street in the south, and Sir Thomas Mitchell Road, Miller Road, First Walk, Gurney Road, Miowera Road and Woodville Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for market gardens and orchards. Significant development did not occur until the 1920s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Rapid growth took place in the immediate post-war years, aided by public housing construction. The population increased slightly from the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Chester Hill is an established residential area, with some commercial areas along Waldron Road, and an industrial area in the south-west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Chester Square Shopping Centre, Abbott Park, Bullock Reserve, Burton Reserve, Cheryl Reserve, Forshaw Reserve, Judith Reserve, Nugent Park, Ryan Park, Woodland Reserve, the Chester Hill railway station and several schools.

Included areas

This area encompasses the City of Canterbury Bankstown part of the suburb of Chester Hill, with the remaining part of the suburb located in the Cumberland Council area.