Sandy Point, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Sandy Point, view from Picnic Point
|Population||540 (2006 census)|
|Location||28 km (17 mi) from CBD|
Sandy Point is a geographical formation on the southern bank of the Georges River, east of Deadmans Creek in south-west Sydney. Sandy Point is located in the Sutherland Shire, New South Wales. Many surrounding residents believe Sandy Point is not part of the Sutherland Shire, however the residents of Sandy Point pay Sutherland Shire Council rates, along with having the bins collected by Sutherland Shire, and newspapers delivered making it part of this Council. An article from the Sutherland Shire website can confirm that Sandy Point does in fact belong to the Sutherland Shire, along with a map from the Sutherland Shire Council's website.
The Sandy Point estate was created in 1925 and it was later adopted as the suburb’s name. Sandy Point only consists of three streets; St George Crescent, Bingara Drive and Gambier Avenue.
Sandy Point has a Community Hall with squash courts and dancing classes, a Sandy Point Rural Fire Brigade Fire Station, local bus stop, and a park with a playground.
The south-western Sydney suburb is surrounded by bushland in the National Park which is a popular destination for bushwalkers.
Local residents worked together to create a community mural which is now on display at the Community Hall entrance.
Map of LocationEdit
Sutherland Shire Council website have an interactive map showing their suburbs, including Sandy Point.
Each house in Sandy Point receives a hard-copy newsletter which contains feature articles, events, advertisements for local businesses and more.
Sandy Point Progress AssociationEdit
The Sandy Point Progress Association (SPPA) is the local community association providing a forum for discussing local issues that are important to the residents of Sandy Point and lobbying those responsible for change to keep Sandy Point the great community it is today.
Residents have a say in what should be done within our local community. Meetings are 2nd Monday of every Month (except January) at the Sandy Point Community Centre and all are welcome.
Holsworthy and Pleasure Point are the adjacent suburbs. Voyager Point is also a neighbouring suburb, along with Hammondville, Wattle Grove, Moorebank, Menai, Lucas Heights, Barden Ridge, Bangor and Alfords Point. Further down and neighbouring is Heathcote, Engadine and Waterfall.
East Hills and Picnic Point are located on the opposite bank of the Georges River. There is currently no vehicle access to cross the river apart from the M5, Newbridge Road or Alford's Point Road. There is a footbridge in Voyager Point connecting East Hills across the river.
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