SUBURB PROFILES


McMAHONS POINT

McMahons Point is a Harbour side suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney. McMahons Point is located 3 kms north of the city and sits on the peninsula flanked by Berry's Bay to the west and Lavender Bay to the east. The lower tip of the peninsula is known as Blues Point, which offers expansive views of Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour). Filled with restaurants and cafes this would have to be the centre point of activity in the region.

Venture out and enjoy the nightlife as streets blossom with a lively atmosphere. Classy bars and clubs offer a convenient place to enjoy an evening out with friends. Easy access to public transport provides the best of both worlds. Enjoy the tranquillity of living close to the hills, yet with public transport close enough to take you right into the heart of the city with ease. Local shops and supermarkets offer convenient shopping. The suburb also offers diverse living with ever changing streetscapes catering for both first home buyers right through to luxurious, up market living.

Commercially at the northern end of Blues Point Road there is a concentration of businesses primarily associated with advertising/marketing, publishing, media, computing, engineering, architecture and creative arts. This precinct is also home to many al fresco street cafes and restaurants and some specialty retail stores.
 

KIRRIBILLI

Kirribilli is one of Sydney's most established and affluent neighbour hoods and is located three kms north of the city centre. Kirribilli is a Harbour side suburb, sitting on the Lower North Shore of Sydney Harbour.

The Harbour Bridge opened in 1932, dramatically improving car access from Kirribilli to the city, and the introduction of the train line made city access by public transport better. Kirribilli supports the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Warringah Freeway provides a link south to the Sydney CBD and north to Chatswood. Kirribilli is serviced by rail, bus and ferry services.

Kirribilli is one of Australia's older suburbs, with the first land grants in the area being granted by the colonial government during the 1790s. A scattering of Georgian and Gothic-revival houses and mansions were built in the 1830s, '40s and '50s. The area was largely covered in native bush. As the decades passed, the land was cleared bit by bit and sub-divided, first for the construction of large family residences during the 1840s, secondly for the erection of Victorian terrace houses from the 1860s onwards and finally for 20th-Century flats.
 

 

NORTH SYDNEY

North Sydney is a suburb and commercial district on the Lower North Shore of Sydney. North Sydney is located 4 kms north of the city centre.

In 1836 the first streets to be built in the area were Lavender, Berry, Walker and Miller Streets. The first of North Sydney's homes were built in the 1880's and were services including the cable trams.

North Sydney house many schools in the area. Private girls schools include Wenona Girls and Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College. Loreto Girls College can be found in Kirribilli. The Private boys schools include Sydney Church of England Grammar (Shore) and Marist Catholic College. The state selective schools include North Sydney Girls High and North Sydney Boys High. The Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE and Australian Catholic University are also in close proximity to these schools. .

The commercial district of North Sydney includes the second largest concentration of office buildings in New South Wales, with a large representation from the advertising and information technology industries. Advertising, marketing businesses and associated trades such as printing have traditionally dominated the business life of the area.

North Sydney is directly linked to the Sydney CBD by road and rail across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. North Sydney railway station is on the North Shore Line and the Northern Line of the City Rail network. Bus services by Sydney Buses are heavily present in Blue Street, connecting services towards North Sydney's neighbouring suburbs