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Hurstville (City Centre)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hurstville (City Centre) is 7,205, with a population density of 142.56 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hurstville (City Centre) is bounded by Forest Road, Pearl Street, Gloucester Road, Garthons Lane, Dora Street, Bond Street, Patrick Street, Queens Road, Park Road, Cross Street, The Avenue and Forest Road in the north, Durham Street and Kempt Field in the east, the railway line in the south, and King Georges Road in the west.

Name origin

Hurstville is named from the words "hurst", meaning "wooded eminence", and "ville", meaning "town".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Growth took place from the 1880s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Hurstville City Centre developed as the major retail hub of the Georges River Council area. Expansion continued during the 1920s and 1930s. Significant residential and commercial development occurred during the post-war years, with mainly medium density housing built. Substantial growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population quadrupling between 1991 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area, particularly high density housing.

Land use

Hurstville (City Centre) is a residential and commercial area which has experienced significant recent growth.

Major features

Major features of the area include Westfield Hurstville Shopping Centre, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, Hurstville Museum & Gallery, Waratah Private Hospital, Georges River Council Hurstville Service Centre and the Hurstville railway station.

Included areas

Hurstville (City Centre) is the commercial part of the suburb of Hurstville. The remaining part of the suburb of Hurstville is included in the Hurstville (Remainder) small area.