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Picnic Point

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Picnic Point is 6,238, with a population density of 16.25 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Picnic Point is bounded by Riverside Avenue, Freda Street, Colleen Avenue, Picnic Point Road, Lawler Street, Clyfford Place, Azalea Place, Paul Street, Kennedy Street and Shari Avenue in the north, Thomas Street, Graham Place, Prince Street and The River Road in the east, and the Georges River in the south and west.

Name origin

Picnic Point was named to describe the geographic feature on the Georges River, which was popular with picnickers.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and orchards. Significant development did not occur until after the 1930s, beginning as a southerly residential extension to the Panania and Revesby areas. Due to its isolation from the railway, development in this area was slower than areas to the north. Rapid growth took place in the post-war years. The population increased slightly from the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Picnic Point is an established residential and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Georges River National Park, the Georges River, Yeramba Lagoon, Burrawang Beach, Revesby Beach, Cattle Duffers Flat, Sylvan Grove Native Garden, Amberdale Reserve, Austin Reserve, Boomerang Reserve, Fitzpatrick Park, Kennedy Reserve, Lambeth Reserve, Picnic Point Reserve and two schools.