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Revesby - Revesby Heights

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Revesby - Revesby Heights is 16,600, with a population density of 25.89 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Revesby - Revesby Heights is bounded by Milperra Road, Edgar Street and Claribel Street in the north, Lachlan Street, Napoli Street, Snowsill Avenue, Turvey Street, Gibson Avenue, the South Western Motorway, Mackenzie Street, Lester Road, Blackall Street, Doyle Road, the railway line, Wyreema Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, Uranus Road, Centaur Street and Little Salt Pan Creek in the east, the Georges River, Morgans Creek, The River Road, Graham Place, Thomas Street, Clive Street and Shari Avenue in the south, and Kennedy Street, Eastern Avenue, Hendy Avenue, Carson Street, Paten Street, Beaconsfield Street, the South Western Motorway, Marigold Street and a line between Horsley Road and Marigold Street in the west.

Name origin

Revesby and Revesby Heights are named after the English home of botanist Sir Joseph Banks.

Settlement history

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

Land use

Revesby - Revesby Heights is an established residential area, with industrial areas in the north, and commercial areas around the railway station.

Major features

Major features of the area include Revesby Village Centre, Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Abel Reserve, Amour Park, Bill Delauney Reserve, Boomerang Reserve, Cox Reserve, Cuthbert Reserve, Greenway Reserve, Johnstone Reserve, Langdale Reserve, Montgomery Reserve, Neptune Park, Paul Calderon Reserve, Pivetta Reserve, Presland Reserve, The River Reserve, Tracey Street Reserve, Virginius Reserve, Wilberforce Reserve, Cottrell Pathway, the Revesby railway station and numerous schools.