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Rouse Hill

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Rouse Hill is 8,392, with a population density of 12.35 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Rouse Hill is bounded by Cattai Creek in the north, Second Ponds Creek, Smalls Creek, Caddies Creek, Withers Road, Bridgewood Drive, Sanctuary Drive and Drummond Road in the east, the suburb of Beaumont Hills and Windsor Road in the south, and Box Road, the locality of Box Hill and Hession Road in the west.

Name origin

Rouse Hill is named after Richard Rouse, an early land holder.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1802 when the first land grant was made. Land was used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the late 1990s. Rapid growth took place between 1996 and 2006 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. Growth slowed between 2006 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were added.

Land use

Rouse Hill is a recent residential area, with industrial land use in the north-west, and some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Rouse Hill Town Centre, Rouse Hill Village Centre, Aberdour Village Reserve, Bruce Purser Reserve, Brushwood Drive Reserve, Connie Lowe Reserve, District Park, Knox Place Park, Maria Iori Park, Second Ponds Oval Reserve, The Hills Centenary Park, William Harvey Reserve, Rouse Hill Community Centre, Vinegar Hill Memorial Community Centre, Annangrove Road Business Park and several schools.

Included areas

This area encompasses most of The Hills Shire part of the suburb of Rouse Hill, and a small part of the suburb of Beaumont Hills. The remaining part of the suburb of Rouse Hill is located in Blacktown City.