Ropes Creek (New South Wales)

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EtymologyIn honour of Anthony Rope[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney basin (IBRA), Greater Western Sydney
Local government areasLiverpool, Fairfield, Penrith, Blacktown
Physical characteristics
 - locationnear Cecil Park
 - elevation103 m (338 ft)
Mouthconfluence with South Creek
 - location
Ropes Crossing
 - elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Length23 km (14 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
Nature reserveWianamatta Regional Park

Ropes Creek, a watercourse[1] that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in Greater Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Ropes Creek rises in the south-western suburbs of Sydney, near Devils Back Tunnel, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north north-east of Cecil Park. The creek flows generally north before reaching its confluence with South Creek, in the suburb of Ropes Crossing, north of the Wianamatta Regional Park. The creek descends 68 metres (223 ft) over its 23 kilometres (14 mi) course.

Ropes Creek is transversed by the Westlink M7 at Cecil Park; the M4 Western Motorway between Erskine Park and Colyton; and the Great Western Highway and the Western railway line east of Oxley Park.

The creek in named in honour of Anthony Rope, a First Fleet convict who it is assumed was granted land fronting the creek.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Ropes Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 August 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°50′S 150°48′E / 33.833°S 150.800°E / -33.833; 150.800