Named in honour of Bennelong, 1764?–1813. Bennelong was a young Aboriginal man who was captured by Governor Arthur Phillip in 1789. He was later taken to England where he met the King.
60 sq km
Bennelong covers an area from Ermington (part) and Melrose Park in the west, bounded by the Parramatta River in the south and Pittwater Road and the Lane Cove River in the east, with the M2 Motorway, Devlins Creek and Lane Cove River providing the northern boundary. Suburbs include Denistone, Epping, Gladesville (part), Macquarie Park, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Putney, North Ryde, Ryde and parts of Carlingford (part). This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses.
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.