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Taren Point

Taren Point is a suburb, in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 20 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire.

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  • Area:1.359 km2
  • Elevation:12 m
  • Population:1,734
  • Local Government Area:Sutherland Shire Council

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Taren Point is a suburb, in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 20 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire. Taren Point is a small suburb surrounded by the suburbs of Sylvania Waters and Caringbah. Taren Point is on the peninsula where the Captain Cook Bridge crosses north over the Georges River to Sans Souci, in the St George area. Taren Point contains a mix of residential, commercial and some industrial areas. The residential area is located along the bank of the Georges River, at the mouth of Botany Bay. Most of the commercial and industrial areas are centred on Taren Point Road and to the east towards Woolooware Bay. # History Taren Point was originally called Comyns Point, then Cummins Point and later Commins Point, believed to be after a local resident. The origins of Taren Point are also unclear. Thomas Holt (1811–88) owned the land that stretched from Sutherland to Cronulla and his name is commemorated with Holt Road.There was a cane toad outbreak in Taren Point in 2010, which was controlled by 2014. No cane toads have been identified in the area since. # Weather # Things to do Taren Point Public School Gwawley Oval, home of Taren Point Touch Football Association Woolooware Shores Anglican Retirement Villages, Diocese of Sydney Apsley Field, home ground of the Giants Baseball Club Taren Point Bowling Club, home of the Taren Point Power

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