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Name origin: In honour of Anthony Rope
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney basin (IBRA), Greater Western Sydney
Local government areas Liverpool, Fairfield, Penrith, Blacktown
Part of Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment
 - location near Cecil Park
 - elevation 103 m (338 ft)
Mouth confluence with South Creek
 - location Ropes Crossing
 - elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Length 23 km (14 mi)
Nature reserve Wianamatta Regional Park

Ropes Creek, a watercourse that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in Greater Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

Ropes Creek rises in the south-western suburbs of Sydney, near Devils Back Tunnel, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north north-east of Cecil Park. The creek flows generally north before reaching its confluence with South Creek, in the suburb of Ropes Crossing, north of the Wianamatta Regional Park. The creek descends 68 metres (223 ft) over its 23 kilometres (14 mi) course.

Ropes Creek is transversed by the Westlink M7 at Cecil Park; the M4 Western Motorway between Erskine Park and Colyton; and the Great Western Highway and the Western railway line east of Oxley Park.

The creek in named in honour of Anthony Rope, a First Fleet convict who it is assumed was granted land fronting the creek.

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