Riverwood is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Riverwood is located 18 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area (south-west). Riverwood is split between the local government areas of the Georges River Council and the Canterbury-Bankstown Council.
“The Census usual resident population of Riverwood in 2016 was 6,358, living in 2,803 dwellings with an average household size of 2.39.” Living in Riverwood has a mix of nationalities. About 93% of 2803 dwellings are private.
“In 2016, 48% of people in Riverwood, came from countries where English was not their first language.” Furthermore, predominately people living in Riverwood are: 20% Chinese, 4.5% Lebanese, 3% Vietnamese (as detailed in the chart below).
“In Riverwood, 24% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 40% in City of Canterbury Bankstown.” (see chart below)
ABS 2016 Census Report
The main shopping centre is located on Belmore Road and Thurlow Streets, near Riverwood railway station. Riverwood Plaza is a small shopping centre on Belmore Road that features Woolworths and ALDI supermarkets, liquor retailer BWS, a post office, specialty shops, and a food court.
A strip of on-street businesses line Belmore Road on both the northern and southern sides of Riverwood railway station. Sanders Noonan Real Estate lies on Belmore Road – Peakhurst Lugarno side.
Riverwood railway station is on the Airport, Inner West & South Line of the Sydney Trains network, with Padstow to the west and Narwee/Beverly Hills to the east.
Although the locally recognisable red buses of Punchbowl Bus Company are s on Hannans Road Riverwood, the suburb itself does not act as a bus terminus. For details of bus routes see Riverwood Station.
The M5 South Western Motorway crosses Belmore Road in Riverwood, however provides only an off-ramp for northeast-bound traffic (20 mins to Mascot airport via M5 entrance ramp Beverly Hills), and an on-ramp for southwest-bound traffic (10 mins to Liverpool). East-facing ramps were considered when the M5 West widening was planned. However, Roads and Maritime Services, in consultation with the motorway operator decided against the ramps because the resultant merge would have caused increased traffic congestion, especially during the morning peak.
Places to Visit
- Riverwood Library, Belmore Road
- Riverwood Community Centre, Belmore Road
- Club Rivers
- Australian Air League Riverwood Squadron Hall, Former US Army Hospital
- Riverwood Skate Park
- Riverwood Plaza
- Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
Average 3 bed home prices in Riverwood is $1.1 million (realestate.com.au).
RIVERWOOD LOCAL BUSINESSES