THE HEART OF ST GEORGE
The heart of St George
Hurstville is just 15 kilometres to the south of the CBD and is close to Sydney Airport, Sydney Olympic Park, Cronulla, the Royal National Park and the M5 and M4 motorways.
Hurstville is the commercial capital of St George - a region that has a population of more than 220,000 people. Bounded in the south by the Georges River with historic Botany Bay to the east, Hurstville is a community of diverse cultures offering a wide range of cultural, dining, shopping and sporting experiences.
Forest Road, Hurstville is one of Sydney's major destinations for Asian cuisine and is now the focus of the largest Lunar New Year celebrations outside of the Sydney CBD.
Other nearby centres such as Oatley West, Mortdale, Lugarno and Beverly Hills also offer unique dining and shopping experiences with a friendly village atmosphere.
The Hurstville Museum & Gallery charts the story of how the area has changed from the days of the original inhabitants known as the Biddegal people, to the first land grants in the early 19th century that transformed the dense forests of turpentine, ironbark, bloodwood and redgum. This valuable timber was used in the construction of buildings, bridges and wharves throughout Sydney. With permanent exhibitions about the everyday lives of local residents over the last 200 years, the museum also offers an outstanding exhibition program along with workshops, talks, tours and special events.
Oatley Park is one of Sydney's finest bushland parks and features 45 hectares of pristine bushland, walking trails and picnic areas on the picturesque Georges River.
The Oatley Park Castle, built from local sandstone during the Great Depression, is a popular landmark for weddings and special events and the park also has a safe swimming beach.
Hurstville has long had a proud sporting tradition. Over the years the area has produced many champion cyclists, cricketers, footballers, golfers and tennis players and now boasts excellent sporting facilities such as the Aquatic Leisure and Indoor Sports Centre, Hurstville Oval and Hurstville Golf Course that are providing opportunities for a whole new generation of outstanding sporting talent.
Georges River Service Centre
Cnr MacMahon and Dora Street Hurstville NSW 2220
(PO Box 205, Hurstville BC NSW 1481)
Ph (02) 9330 6400
Open 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Cnr Queens Road & Dora Street Hurstville
Tel: (02) 9330 6111
Open 9.00am to 9.00pm, Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday
Kogarah Library and Service Centre
Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah 2217
Open 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon St, Hurstville
Ph 02 9330 6444
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm, Sunday 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre
Cnr Forest Rd & King Georges Rd
Tel: (02) 9585 9600
Hurstville Golf Course
Lorraine St Peakhurst
Tel: (02) 9534 5024
Featured image Photo Stilgherrian