Oyster Bay, New South Wales

Oyster Bay
SydneyNew South Wales
Oyster Bay.jpg
Oyster Bay
Established: 1933
Postcode: 2225
Location: 26 km (16 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA: Sutherland Shire
State District: Miranda
Federal Division: Cook
Suburbs around Oyster Bay:
Oatley Connells Point Kangaroo Point
Como Oyster Bay Sylvania
Jannali Gymea Kareela
Oyster Bay Road and Como Road intersection

Oyster Bay is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Oyster Bay is located 26 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire.

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Location

Oyster Bay is a natural feature on the southern bank of the Georges River.[1] The suburb which takes its name from the waterway is a picturesque residential area.

Green Point and Caravan Head are localities within the suburb of Oyster Bay. Green Point is home to the Green Point Observatory, home of the Sutherland Astronomical Society. Coronation Bay is also located on the Georges River between Green Point and Caravan Head.[2] At Coronation Bay there is a large mangrove area that creates a diverse and dynamic eco-system[3], which supports a variety of bird-life. Carina Bay is located on the western boundary of the suburb.[1]

History

Oyster Bay takes its name simply from the abundance of oysters that had been found in the bay. The name had appeared on maps prepared by Surveyor Wells in 1840. The suburb's name was officially recognised in 1933.[4]

Commercial area

A small group of shops is located at the intersection of Como Road and Oyster Bay Road. It includes a post office, chemist a liquor-stop, a corner store, an art gallery, a pizzeria and a newsagency and a bakery. A dance school is located on Georges River Crescent. The nearest gym is in Jannali.

Churches

Churches in Oyster Bay include St Joseph Catholic Church, located on the border with Como, Oyster Bay Baptist Church, located at Green Point and Kingsway Community Church. There is also a Community Hall.

Schools

Oyster Bay Public School holds it annual Arts and Craft festival every year in the last weekend of May. This year 2010 was the 40th anniversary of it and is on every year Oyster Bay Public School is split between two locations on Phillip Street: primary students (Years 3-6) and the infants department (K-2), 300 metres up the road. There are two pre-schools in Oyster Bay. One is at Caravan Head between the former general store and business centre, and another at Green Point along the track to the Green Point Observatory.

Parks

Oyster Bay Oval lies on the bay. It is home to the Georges River Soccer Club, also known as the Tigers - http://www.georgesriversoccer.org.au

aerial view of Georges River Crescent

Transport

The area is serviced by Veolia buses. It is a short distance from both Jannali railway station and Como railway station. Roads connect the suburb to the nearby Princes Highway at Kareela and to Sutherland.

Population

According to the 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population, there were 4,907 people usually resident in Oyster Bay. 15.0% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being United Kingdom 5.1%, New Zealand 1.2% and South Africa 0.6%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 90.7% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 1.8%, Italian 0.9% and Cantonese 0.7%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 31.7%, Anglican 26.6% and Uniting Church 5.4%. [2]

References

  1. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 195
  2. ^ http://id.com.au/dosydney/default.aspx?pg=1&gid=4690

External links

Coordinates: 34°00′27″S 151°04′31″E / 34.00754°S 151.07514°E / -34.00754; 151.07514


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