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Panania - East Hills

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Panania - East Hills is 16,107, with a population density of 26.31 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Panania - East Hills is bounded by the South Western Motorway and Beaconsfield Street in the north, Paten Street, Carson Street, Hendy Avenue, Eastern Avenue and Kennedy Street in the east, Paul Street, Azalea Place, Lawler Street, Picnic Point Road, Colleen Avenue, Freda Street and Riverside Avenue in the south, and the Georges River and Henry Lawson Drive in the west.

Name origin

Panania is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “sun rising in the east and shining on the hills”. East Hills is thought to be named after a place near Liverpool, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with land used mainly for poultry farming and orchards. Population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the 1930s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Rapid growth took place in the post-war years, including public housing construction. The population increased gradually from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Panania - East Hills is an established residential area, with commercial areas around the railway stations, and some parklands.

Major features

Major features of the area include Kelso Park, Kelso Park North, Kelso Park South, Georges River Softball Complex, Revesby Workers’ Sports & Recreation Centre, Bruce Park, Canmarlie Reserve, East Hills Park, Edwards Reserve, Field of Dreams, Gowlland Reserve, Killara Reserve, Malvern Reserve, Marco Park, Monash Reserve, Phillip Park, Smith Park, Taylor Reserve, Tyalgum Reserve, Windermere Reserve, the Georges River, the East Hills and Panania railway stations and numerous schools.