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Terrey Hills - Duffys Forest - Cottage Point

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Terrey Hills - Duffys Forest - Cottage Point is 3,791, with a population density of 0.54 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Terrey Hills - Duffys Forest - Cottage Point is bounded by Coal and Candle Creek, General San Martin Drive and West Head Road in the north, McCarrs Creek Right Hand Branch, Mona Vale Road, the eastern edge of Garigal National Park, Deep Creek and Wakehurst Parkway in the east, Wakehurst Parkway, the localities of Oxford Falls and Belrose, Forest Way and Mona Vale Road in the south, and Cowan Creek in the west.

Name origin

Terrey Hills is named after Samuel Hills and Obediah James Terrey, original land holders in the area. Duffys Forest is named after Patrick Duffy, an original land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, although population was minimal until the 1880s. Significant residential development did not occur until the post-war years. The population declined marginally from the early 1990s, a result of few new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Terrey Hills - Duffys Forest - Cottage Point is a mainly rural area, with residential development in Terrey Hills, and rural-residential development in Duffys Forest. A large proportion of the area is National Park. Much of the remaining area is rural-residential or used for horse yards, with some animal boarding and animal training facilities.

Major features

Major features of the area include Garigal National Park, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Terrey Hills Golf & Country Club, Terrey Hills Par 3 Golf Course, Waratah Park Earth Sanctuary, NSW Gun Club, Terrey Hills Swim School, Aboriginal Carvings, Akuna Bay Marina, Anembo Reserve, Dardabong Reserve, J J Melbourne Hills Memorial Reserve, Karl Brown Reserve (Terrey Hills Playing Fields), Kinka Reserve, Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre, Sydney Japanese School and a number of other schools.

Included areas

Terrey Hills - Duffys Forest - Cottage Point includes the localities of Cottage Point, Duffys Forest, Ingleside (part), Ku-ring-gai Chase (part) and Terrey Hills.