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Baulkham Hills

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Baulkham Hills is 37,878, with a population density of 22.43 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Baulkham Hills is bounded generally by Windsor Road, Blackett Drive, Roxborough Park Road, Mileham Avenue, Oxley Avenue, Old Northern Road, Edward Street and Munro Street in the north, Darling Mills Creek in the east, the Hills (M2) Motorway, Caroline Chisholm Drive, Langdon Road and Gibbon Road in the south, and Old Windsor Road, Seven Hills Road, Chapel Lane and the suburbs of Bella Vista and Kellyville in the west.

Name origin

Baulkham Hills is thought to be named after Buckholm Hills in Scotland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1794 when the first land grant was made. Land was used mainly for orcharding. Population was minimal until the 1860s. Expansion took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s, aided by improvements in transport. The most significant development occurred from the post-war years, particularly during the 1960s and 1970s. The population was relatively stable during the 1990s, and then increased gradually between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.

Land use

Baulkham Hills is an established residential area, with industrial land use in the northern section, and some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Norwest Marketown Shopping Centre, Stockland Baulkham Hills Shopping Centre, Winston Hills Mall, Crestwood Shopping Centre, TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute (The Hills College - Baulkham Hills Campus), Sydney Ice Arena, Castle Hill Country Club, The Hills Private Hospital, Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre, Baulkham Hills Community Centre, Crestwood Community Centre, Bidjigal Reserve, Roxborough Park Rose Garden, Alfred Henry Whaling Reserve, Balcombe Heights Reserve, Charles McLaughlin Reserve, Col Sutton Reserve, Crestwood Reserve, George Suttor Park, Gooden Drive Reserve, Harry Carr Reserve, Mackillop Drive Reserve, Monteith Reserve, Parraweena Avenue Reserve, Sophia Doyle Reserve, Ted Horwood Reserve, Torry Burn Reserve, Turon Avenue Reserve, William Joyce Reserve, Yattenden Oval, Baulkham Hills Sports Club, Norwest Business Park, Hillsong Convention Centre, St Joseph’s Centre for Reflective Living, Norwest Lake and numerous schools.

Included areas

This area encompasses The Hills Shire parts of the suburbs of Baulkham Hills, North Rocks and Winston Hills. Most of the suburbs of North Rocks and Winston Hills and a small part of the suburb of Baulkham Hills are located in the City of Parramatta.