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Padstow - Padstow Heights

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Padstow - Padstow Heights is 17,334, with a population density of 23.79 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Padstow - Padstow Heights is bounded by Canterbury Road in the north, Salt Pan Creek in the east, the Georges River in the south, and Little Salt Pan Creek, Centaur Street, Uranus Road, Treatt Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, McGirr Street, Wyreema Avenue, the railway line, Doyle Road, Blackall Street, Lester Road, Mackenzie Street, the South Western Motorway, Turvey Street, Snowsill Avenue and Napoli Street in the west.

Name origin

Padstow and Padstow Heights are named after the town of Padstow in Cornwall, England. Padstow was originally known as Padstow Park Estate.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for timber-getting and farming. Significant development did not occur until the late 1920s, spurred by the construction of the railway line. Rapid growth took place in the immediate post-war years, including public housing construction. The population increased slightly from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Padstow - Padstow Heights is an established residential area, with industrial areas in the north, some commercial areas, and significant parklands in the south.

Major features

Major features of the area include Georges River National Park, TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (Padstow College), Padstow Shopping Centre, Padstow Park, Playford Park, Beauty Point Reserve, Churchill Reserve, Clarke Reserve, Cutting Reserve, Fox Reserve, Jean Peacock Memorial Reserve, Little Salt Pan Reserve, Neville Clasper Reserve, Redgum Reserve, Richardson Reserve, Roma Reserve, Rorie Reserve, Salt Pan Creek Reserve, Starr Reserve, Stuart Reserve, Thorpe Park, Villiers Reserve, Riverside Walkway, the Padstow railway station and several schools.