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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Peakhurst is 10,812, with a population density of 29.79 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Peakhurst is bounded by Amy Road, Hedley Street, Talbot Street and Bungalow Road in the north, Baumans Road, Todd Crescent, Junction Road, Thurbon Avenue, Baumans Road and Forest Road in the east, Wattle Street, Hearne Street, the suburb of Mortdale, Lorraine Street, Isaac Street, Pindari Road, Jindabyne Crescent and the suburb of Lugarno in the south, and Salt Pan Creek in the west.

Name origin

Peakhurst is named after John Robert Peake, an early land holder.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s. Population was minimal until the late 1800s and early 1900s. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Peakhurst is an established residential area, with industrial areas in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Peakhurst Park, Gannons Park, Beale Reserve, Boundary Road Reserve, Harvey Dixon Park, Iraga Avenue Reserve, Johnstone Reserve, Judd Reserve, Madge Bagust Reserve, Peakhurst Village Shopping Centre, Club Grandviews and a number of schools.