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Wentworth Point is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Wentworth Point is located 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Auburn. It is on the western shore of Homebush Bay on the southern side of the Parramatta River
This suburb was once part of the suburb of Homebush, named after Homebush Bay, the bay with a natural and artificial shoreline on the southern side of the Parramatta River. Homebush was established in the 1800s by the colonies assistant surgeon D'arcy Wentworth. According to local government historian Michael Jones, "Wentworth is popularly credited with having called the area after his 'home in the bush'.
The northern part of the peninsula had been named Wentworth Point and gazetted in 1976. The waterfront residential area was renamed Wentworth Point on 2 October 2009. Auburn Council sought public comment on a proposal to rename the Homebush Bay area, to remove confusion with its namesake suburb Homebush. The area encompassing Sydney Olympic Park was given autonomy as a suburb and the Carter Street industrial precinct was absorbed by the neighbouring suburb of Lidcombe, this brought the suburb of Homebush Bay to an end.
A bus route 526 services Wentworth Point and Burwood.
Sydney Olympic Park ferry wharf is situated at the northern end of Wentworth Point and is served by Parramatta River ferry services. Regular services run to Circular Quay and Parramatta. The wharf was temporarily closed for upgrade on 14 January 2015 for approximately 5 months.
There are no train services to Wentworth Point, but the nearby Sydney Olympic Park has a station. Services are however infrequent out of major events and peak hours. The construction of Homebush Bay Bridge between Rhodes and Wentworth Point will provide residents easier access to Rhodes train station. Construction of the bridge is expected to finish in May 2016.
Cycling and walking are well catered for by cycleways in the Millennium Parklands and Bicentennial Park. There are dedicated commuter cycleways to Sydney Olympic Park and Parramatta. Homebush Bay has potential for sailing, kayaking, rowing and dragon boating, but water access and boat storage facilities are limited. There is a recreation club in Wentworth Point called ‘Pulse’ which has a 25-meter indoor heated pool, gymnasium and tennis courts. A wide range of other recreation facilities are available at nearby Sydney Olympic Park.
Homebush Bay Bridge
A 300m bridge across Homebush Bay has been approved, providing benefits to residents of the Wentworth Point area. The bridge will be used by local buses and emergency service vehicles along with cyclists and pedestrians, making it easier for residents to access shops, public transport and place Wentworth Point on the map as a bay run. The bridge will be built between Footbridge Boulevard at Wentworth Point and Gauthorpe Street at Rhodes. Construction commenced in early 2014, and is expected to finish in May 2016.
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