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Lisarow - Mount Elliot

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Lisarow - Mount Elliot is 5,524, with a population density of 4.16 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Lisarow - Mount Elliot is bounded by the locality of Ourimbah, the railway line, Mannings Road, Cutrock Road and the locality of Tumbi Umbi in the north, The Ridgeway and the locality of Holgate in the east, the suburb of Springfield in the south, and the suburbs of Wyoming and Niagara Park in the west.

Name origin

Lisarow is named after Lisaroe Estate in Ireland, the family home of Mrs Robert Cox (nee Gee). An early name for Lisarow was Blue Gum Flat.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s. Timber getting and cattle-raising were two early economic mainstays of the largely unpopulated area. Population was minimal until the late 1880s, when the railway line opened. Lisarow became a rich citrus area, with some of the district's larger orchards. Mount Elliot was slower to be settled, owing to relative inaccessibility. Many small selections were taken up in the area in the early 1900s, though the farming prospects for some rugged sites were poor. Transport north through Lisarow improved greatly with the opening of the Pacific Highway in the 1930s. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years. Rapid development took place during the 1990s, with the population almost doubling between 1991 and 2001 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. Population and housing growth continued between 2001 and 2011, although at a slower rate.

Land use

Lisarow - Mount Elliot is a rural, residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Lisarow Plaza, Caroline Cox Reserve, Condulla Park, Pearson Park, Pluim Park, Winter Close Playground, the Lisarow railway station, Lisarow High School, Lisarow Public School and Narara Public School.

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