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Connells Point
SydneyNew South Wales
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Oatley Bay
Population 2,703 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2221
Location 20 km (12 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Georges River Council
State electorate(s) Oatley
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Connells Point:
Hurstville Grove Hurstville South Hurstville
Oatley Connells Point Blakehurst
Oyster Bay Kangaroo Point Kyle Bay
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Connells Point, Sailing Club wharf; view from Donnelly Park

Connells Point is a small suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Connells Point is 20 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of in the local government area of the Georges River Council, in the St George area.

The area has long been home to prestigious family homes, luscious greenery and cultivated parks on the foreshore. Bowden Crescent is a famous, tightly held waterfront street at the end of the locality.

Connells Point takes its name from the geographical formation beside Connells Bay, on the Georges River. It is a small, picturesque suburb surrounded by the suburbs of Hurstville Grove and South Hurstville, Blakehurst and Kyle Bay.

History

Connells Point and Connells Bay were named after Charles Daniel O'Connell who held land in the area. Connells Bay was originally called O'Connells Bay. In the early days, the bay was used for shipbuilding. Connells Point Public School was opened in 1933.

Transport

The main feeder road into the suburb starts at Woniora Road Hurstville, it passes through South Hurstville at King Georges Road and then to Connells Point. It is appropriately named "Connells Point Road" and follows through the centre of the locality.

Landmarks

  • Donnelly Park, Poulton Park, Connells Point Reserve
  • Connells Bay, Connells Point, Oatley Bay

Sport and recreation

  • Connells Point has its own football club called Connells Point Rovers FC,who currently play in the St. George Soccer Football Association. Their home ground is Poulton Park.
  • The Connells Point Sailing Club is located in Donnelly Park, on the shore of Connells Bay.
  • The 1st Kyle Bay Sea Scout Hall is adjacent to the Connells Point Sailing Club.

Population

According to the 2011 census, there were 2,703 people living in Connells Point. 28.5% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being China 4.8%, Greece 2.3% and England 1.8%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 62.5% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 11.8% and Cantonese 4.5% and Mandarin 4.4%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 29.2%, Orthodox 20.5% and Anglican 18.1%.

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