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Bellevue Heights

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bellevue Heights is 2,681, with a population density of 10.58 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bellevue Heights is bounded by Shepherds Hill Road in the north, the railway line and the suburb of Blackwood in the east, the Sturt River in the south, and the suburb of Bedford Park, a line running continuous of Bellevue Drive and Bellevue Drive in the west.

Name origin

Bellevue Heights is named after Bellevue Hill in Sydney.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth from the late 1960s. The population declined from the early 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in dwelling occupancy rates and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Bellevue Heights is an established residential and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, Manson Oval, Bellevue Heights Reserve, Donnybrook Reserve, Mountbatten Reserve, Whicker Reserve Playground and one school.