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Leanyer - Lee Point

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Leanyer - Lee Point is 9,972, with a population density of 3.25 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Leanyer - Lee Point is bounded by the Beagle Gulf in the north, the Litchfield Council area in the east, the southern boundary of Holmes Jungle Nature Park and Vanderlin Drive in the south and Lee Point Road, Tambling Terrace, Henbury Avenue, the Royal Darwin Hospital and the Timor Sea foreshore in the west.

Name origin

Leanyer is thought to be derived from an Aboriginal word. Lee Point is named after the ‘Lee Point' which appeared on the original plan of Port Darwin in 1869.

Settlement history

Development of the Leanyer area was primarily during the 1970s and 1980s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2006, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population increased substantially between 2006 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area, particularly from development to the west of Lee Point Road, in the suburb of Lyons. Considerable growth is expected to the east of Lee Point Road, in the suburb of Muirhead.

Land use

Leanyer - Lee Point is a military and growing residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Casuarina Beach, Holmes Jungle Nature Park, Tracy Village Social & Sports Club, RAAF Bombing and Gunnery Range, Hibiscus Shoppingtown, Dripstone Park, Garanmanuk Park, Leanyer Recreation Park, Peace Park, Dripstone Caves, Lyons Community Centre and two schools.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the localities of Buffalo Creek, Holmes, Leanyer, Lee Point, Lyons and Muirhead.