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Green Point

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Green Point is 6,777, with a population density of 7.80 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Green Point is bounded by the suburbs of Erina and Terrigal in the north, the suburb of Picketts Valley and Island View Drive in the east, the suburbs of Kincumber and Yattalunga in the south, and Brisbane Water in the west.

Name origin

The origin of the place name Green Point is unknown, but may have been used to describe a richly timbered, green canopied area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1839 when the first land grant was made. Land was used mainly for farming and orcharding. Population was minimal until the 1880s when the Green Point Estate was subdivided, with growth through to the early 1900s. Significant residential development did not occur until the post-war years, especially from the 1960s. The population increased during the 1990s, particularly between 1991 and 1996, as new dwellings were added to the area. The population was then relatively stable between 2001 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were added.

Land use

Green Point is a residential and parkland area, with some small commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Kincumba Mountain Reserve, Brisbane Water, Green Point Shopping Centre, Green Point Community Centre, Nyari Lookout, Warriwarri Lookout, Bayside Drive Playground, Binnawee Park, Blessington Reserve, David Street Playground, Goondari Reserve, Green Point Reserve, Greenvale Road Playground, James Sea Drive Playground, Merideth Place Playground, Sun Valley Park, Wharf Reserve, Woodport Park and Green Point Christian College.

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