Georges River CouncilCommunity profile

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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Lugarno is 5,803, with a population density of 21.65 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Lugarno is bounded by the suburb of Peakhurst in the north, Boggywell Creek in the east, the Georges River in the south, and Salt Pan Creek in the west.

Name origin

Lugarno is named after Lake Lugano in Switzerland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s when the first land grants were made. Growth was minimal until the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development occurred during the 1960s and 1970s. The population has been relatively stable since the mid 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Lugarno is an established residential area, with substantial parklands.

Major features

Major features of the area include Georges River National Park, Hurstville National Heritage Park, H.V. Evatt Park, Hadfield Reserve, Heinrich Reserve, Lawrance Park, Taylors Reserve, Webbs Dam, Soily Bottom Point and one school.