Named in honour of Rt Hon. William Morris Hughes CH KC, 1862–1952. Hughes was the Prime Minister of Australia (1915–23) and a Member of the House of Representatives (1901–52).
369 sq km
Hughes is bound by Georges River, Newbridge Road and Davy Robinson Drive in the north, Liverpool City Council and Sutherland Shire Council in the west and south, follows Georges River, Oyster Bay, Kareela Golf Course, Box Road, Princes Highway, Kingsway, Hotham Road, North West Arm Road, Dent Creek and the Hacking River in the east. The main suburbs include Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Bundeena, Como, Engadine, Grays Point, Heathcote, Illawong, Kareela, Kirrawee, Lucas Heights, Maianbar, Menai, Moorebank, Sandy Point, Sutherland (part), Waterfall and Wattle Grove. This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Atomic reactor, light manufacturing industries, army barracks and military reserve.
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion.