Named in honour of Captain James Cook FRS, 1728–79. Cook was a navigator in the Royal Navy who is credited as the first European to discover the east coast of Australia in 1770.
94 sq km
Cook covers an area from Kurnell and Cronulla in the east to Sylvania and Gymea Bay in the west and from Kyle Bay, Monterey and Botany Bay in the north to Dents Creek and Hacking River in the south. Suburbs include Monterey, Beverley Park, Blakehurst, Burraneer, Caringbah, Carss Park, Cronulla, Greenhills Beach, Gymea, Gymea Bay, Kyle Bay, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Miranda, Sandringham, Sans Souci, Sylvania, Sylvania Waters, Taren Point and Yowie Bay. This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Port and berthing facilities, boat building, steel fabrication, pharmaceutical plant, oyster farming, retail and service industries
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.