Cordeaux Heights, New South Wales

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Cordeaux Heights
New South Wales
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Cordeaux Heights
Coordinates 34°26.38′S150°50.06′E / 34.43967°S 150.83433°E / -34.43967; 150.83433 Coordinates: 34°26.38′S150°50.06′E / 34.43967°S 150.83433°E / -34.43967; 150.83433
Population4,559 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,110/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2526
Area3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Location87 km (54 mi) from Sydney
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Wollongong
Federal Division(s) Cunningham
Suburbs around Cordeaux Heights:
Mount Kembla Figtree
Cordeaux Heights
Farmborough Heights Unanderra

Cordeaux Heights is a suburb in the city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on the eastern foothills of Mount Kembla as is its southern neighbour Farmborough Heights. Its northern boundary of housing is along Cordeaux Road which goes to Mount Kembla Village. Cordeaux Heights has several shops, including a cafe, supermarket/takeaway, bottle shop, hairdresser, dentist and pizzeria.



Up to 1973, the area which today is the site of Cordeaux Heights, was made up of 3 dairy farms, and had been grazed extensively. At this time, the farms were purchased by R. W. Sheargold Pty. Ltd., for the potential development of a new suburb (R.W. Sheargold, 1974).

In 1974, a feasibility study was carried out by the company Golder, Moss Associates, Consulting Geotechnical Engineers. In April, 1979, Wollongong City Council formulated a Development Strategy – Cordeaux Heights Estate, to be put to a Special Meeting of council held on 9 April 1979. The area of land released was sufficient to provide housing and amenities for up to 5,000 people (Forbes and Associates, 1978; Dunk, K.R., 1979).

The plan was based on road and allotment layout being primarily dictated by pedestrian movement within the neighbourhood. The suburb was to include dedicated open space of not less than 3 hectares per 1,000 head of population, to cater for active and passive recreational activities. The developer was also required to construct a new section of road to facilitate access to and within the new suburb. The road layout and design was based on a hierarchical function of roads, conforming to the road strategy in the Unanderra area, with main distributors (Central Road and Cordeaux Road), and minor collector roads to service the area. Such things as bus routes, services (schools), accessibility around the suburb by both cars and pedestrians, and protection of the environment, were all factored into the development (Dunk, K.R., 1979). [2]

Cordeaux Heights was named after William Cordeaux (1792−1839), an early resident and land commissioner. [3]


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  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cordeaux Heights (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Cordeaux/Cordeaux Heights". Wollongong City Libraries. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  3. "Place names of Wollongong". Wollongong City Library. Archived from the original on 10 March 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2007.