Named after botanist Sir Joseph Banks 1743–1820, who accompanied Captain Cook on his voyage to Australia in 1770.
53 sq km
Banks is bound by the Georges River in the south and west, the South Western Motorway in the north and King Georges Road, the Illawarra railway line, Jubulee Avenue the Princes Highway and Terry Street in the east. The main suburbs include Allawah, Carlton (part), Connells Point, East Hills, Lugarno, Mortdale, Oatley, Panania, Padstown, Padstown Heights, Hurstville Grove, Picnic Point, Revesby, Riverwood and South Hurstville.
Products/industries of the area:
Light manufacturing, commercial and service industries.
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.