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Belrose - Oxford Falls

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Belrose - Oxford Falls is 9,501, with a population density of 4.60 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Belrose - Oxford Falls is bounded by Mona Vale Road, Forest Way and the localities of Terrey Hills and Ingleside in the north, the suburb of Cromer and Willandra Road in the east, Lady Penrhyn Drive, the northern edge of Red Hill Reserve, Brooker Avenue, Oxford Falls Road and the suburbs of Frenchs Forest and Davidson in the south, and Middle Harbour Creek in the west.

Name origin

Belrose is named for the native Christmas bells and roses in the area. Oxford Falls is named after the two waterfalls on Middle Creek.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1870s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not take place until the interwar period when some soldier settlement occurred in Belrose. The most rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s. In recent years there has been considerable industrial development. The population increased slightly from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Belrose - Oxford Falls is a mainly rural area, with residential areas in the south along Forest Way, and some industrial areas in the north. Much of the rural area is National Park.

Major features

Major features of the area include Garigal National Park, Stockland Glenrose Shopping Centre, Belrose Village Shopping Centre, Homemakers Supa Centre Belrose, Bambara Reserve, County Road Reserve, Hews Parade Playing Fields, Oxford Falls Peace Park, Oxford Falls Reserve, Wyatt Reserve, C3 College (Creative Arts and Bible College Sydney), Oxford Falls Grammar School and numerous other schools.