Hornsby Heights, New South Wales


Hornsby Heights, New South Wales

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Hornsby Heights
city = Sydney
state = nsw



caption = Hornsby Heights viewed from Rofe Park
lga = Hornsby Shire
postcode = 2077 [ [http://www1.auspost.com.au/postcodes/ Postcode search] , " [http://www1.auspost.com.au/postcodes/index.asp?Locality=Hornsby+Heights&sub=1&State=&Postcode=&submit1=Search Results for Hornsby Heights] ", [http://www.auspost.com.au/ Australia Post] (accessed 19th June 2006)]
est =
pop = 5,937 [http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@cpp.nsf/DetailsPage/SSC121612001?OpenDocument&tabname=Details&prodno=SSC12161&issue=2001&num=&view=&#Basic%20Community%20Profile Australian Bureau of Statistics 2001 Census Data for Hornsby Heights] ]
area = 10.3
propval =
stategov = Hornsby
fedgov = Berowra
near-nw = Galston
near-n = Berrilee
near-ne = Mount Ku-ring-gai
near-w = Galston
near-e = Mount Colah
near-sw = Dural
near-s = Hornsby
near-se = Asquith
dist1 = 27
dir 1 = north-west
location1= Sydney CBD
Hornsby Heights is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Hornsby Heights is located 27 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire and is part of the North Shore region.

Hornsby Heights lies to the north of Hornsby. The suburb's northern boundary and western boundary are defined by Berowra Creek, as far south as Galston Road. South of Galston Road, the western boundary, falls generally west of Berowra Creek. Walls Gully forms the eastern boundary. The southern boundary of Hornsby Heights is north of the Hookhams Corner locality Sydway street directory, 11th edition (2006), Map 194-195] . The following localities are in Hornsby Heights: Black Ash, Outlook, Galston Gorge, Montview, Somerville, Rofe Park.

History

The name Hornsby is derived from Convict-turned-Constable Samuel Henry Horne, who took part in the apprehension of bushrangers Dalton and MacNamara on June 22, 1830. In return he was granted land which he named Hornsby Place.

Parks

Hornsby Heights is dominated by parks. The suburb is encircled by the Berowra Valley Regional Park.Parks within Hornsby Heights are Rofe Park and Montview Park. Rofe Park is located on Galston Road and has a leash-free dog area. Crosslands Reserve, a camping and picnicarea is at the northern end of Hornsby Heights .

The Galston Gorge to Crosslands section of the Great North Walk runs along the western boundary of Hornsby Heights.

Transport

Buses

Hornsby Heights is serviced by bus route number 596, operated by Shorelink [http://www.shorelink.com.au/timetables/route596.htm Shorelink: Route 596] ] . The bus runs in a loop from Hornsby Railway Station. The loop takes in Galston Road, Somerville Road and the area around Montview Park. On a weekday the buses run between the approximate hours of 6am and 9pm. A reduced service operates on weekends and public holidays.

Cycling

A cycling track along the length of Galston Road, starting at Hookhams Corner and ending at the Gorge, is mandatory for cyclists over 13 years old who are not travelling with a child.

chools

Hornsby Heights Public School. [http://www.hornsbyhts-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/ Hornsby Heights Public School's website] ] Hornsby North Public School straddles the boundary of Hornsby and Hornsby Heights.

Churches

Saint Lukes Anglican Church is located at 155 Galston Road [ [http://www.sydney.anglican.asn.au/synod/synod2000/hornsbyheights.htm Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney: Proposal to Change the Provisional Parish of Hornsby Heights to a Parish] ] [ [http://www.sydneyanglicans.net/images/uploads/hq/Parish_Contact_list.pdf SydneyAnglicans.net: Parish Contact List] ] .

Hornsby Heights lies within the Ku-ring-gai Chase Catholic parish. [http://www.kccp.org.au/ Ku-ring-gai Chase Catholic Parish website] ] .

Hornsby Heights Baptist Church is at 110A Galston Road, next to the shopping centre. [http://baptistnsw.asn.au/contact/church_directory Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT Location Directory] from Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT]

Culture

Clubs

Hornsby Heights Sports Club [http://www.hhsc.org.au/ Hornsby Heights Sports Club's website] ]

1st Hornsby Heights Scout Group [http://www.1hhscouts.org.au/ 1st Hornsby Heights Scout Group's website] ]

St Lukes Railway Modellers Club [http://www.amra.asn.au/clubsite.htm Australian Model Railway Association Incorporated club listing] ]

Community Groups

The NSW Rural Fire Service's control centre for the Hornsby – Ku-ring-gai region is located at 143 Galston Road in Hornsby Heights. [http://www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/go/natural-environment/bushfires Kur-ing-gai Council information on bushfires] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/library/index.cfm?NavigationID=443 Origin of Street Names in Hornsby]


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