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Division Profile

  • Division name: Bennelong
  • State: New South Wales
  • Name derivation: Named after the Aboriginal man whom Governor Phillip befriended in 1789.
  • Size & Location description: Bennelong covers an area of approximately 58 sq km from Roselea and Melrose Park in the west, bounded by the Parramatta River in the south and Victoria Road, Pittwater Road and the Lane Cove River in the east, with the Lane Cove River, Devlins Creek and the Hills Motorway providing the northern boundary. Suburbs include Denistone, Epping, East Ryde, Eastwood, Macquarie Park, Marsfield, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Putney, North Ryde, Ryde, West Ryde and parts of Carlingford, Ermington and Gladesville.
  • Products/industries of the area: Light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1949
  • Demographic rating Inner Metropolitan