5.5 out of 10

Wentworth Point

Ranked 433rd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.828092373018 151.075817255187
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
Sep 20, 2018

"Wentworth Point"

1/5
Apr 11, 2018

"Wentworth Point and Inadequate Free Parking Facilities"

I was a recent tenant in a Share Accomodation / 2 Bed Unit in Wentworth Point.

My gripe with this place is the lack of town planning by Parramatta Council in providing enough resident car parking.
I lived there between late November 2017 and February 2018 and was fined 6 times in total.

5 times on Verona St where I admit my car was illegally parked,
1 times on Nuvolari Place where I moved it to after going down

The problem here is that when I come home of an evening from work I feel that a residential development should provide
adequate parking spots for its residents to park without any hinderance from Local Council Parking Rangers
These Rangers who target the area are simply raising revenue in an area that is target rich because of the deliberate and inadequate parking facilities.

My employment is that I'm a ride share vehicle provider and as such I'm out driving in the early hrs of the morning or evening.

I decided to contest these parking fines based on the fact that there is limited parking facilities and when I did move my vehicle
to Nuvolari Place I was fined yet again. This 6th fine I find grossly unfair as I have tried to relocate my vehicle to what I would consider
a legitimate parking space (and what others would most probably agree as being a legitimate parking space) and I am fined yet again.

In the end and for other reasons I moved out of the area. The idea of getting a 2 bed lease of my own was not an option as
trying to sublet a second bedroom with inadequate parking facilities was on 2 points a no go.
(1) Why would I put someone else through the same problem as detailed.
(2) Why would I take the risk of taking on a lease where I might have problems getting a tenant to move in

So I proceed to Burwood Court yesterday to discuss this unfair situation with the Magistrate.
My fines were 5 @ $257.00 and 1 @ $110.00 which has a total of $1395.00

I get my parking fines decreased to $50.00 each but then receive Court Costs of $164.00 " EACH "

Net result is:

6 x $164.00 + $350.00 = $1334.00

$1395.00 - $1334.00 = $ 61.00

The Magistrate effectively robbed the (NSW Police Force) who issued the tickets and kept most of the money for the courts in what is known as Courts Costs.

I will be taking this matter further however I would suggest anyone wanting to buy a unit in this area with inadequate parking facilities
think twice as it could be a very bad investment.

Wentworth Point is a great suburb but on this point alone it gets a 1 star rating.
catherines15
catherines15 It is not anyones fault that you are illegally parking. Wentworth Point was designed to be a high density, vibrant and carless community. You should not have illegally parked! I hate it when idiots like you jam the driveway and cause an accident by turning a 2 way lane into a one way lane. Thank god you moved out!
Apr 22, 2018
gregn2
gregn2 Hi Catherine
Thanks for your response.
Firstly, where would you then like me to park ?
Should people who are leasing a unit here put in there add,
" if you have a car do not apply "
Secondly, who signed off on it to be a car less community ?
Are there living in reality or off in a completely different world that is selfish and only thinks of themselves and stuff everyone else attitude.
Don't use the word community in a sentence when you don't want to know it's true meaning !
Thirdly, if you can't drive a car down a wide lane like Verona Drive when cars were parked in it then I suggest you should seek driver training. Failing that, go car less and be an advocate for your own words and rely on Sydneys Public Transport system, which if you analysed it more closely is hopeless. My suggestion hand in your Drivers Licence because driving down a lane way such as Verona Drv is SIMPLE and if an accidents happens it's your fault.
Furthermore, just about every st in Wentworth Point is one lane in width except for the main roads of course. Therefore your argument is weak !
In addition, if you pay registration and (business registration) then you should have a right to park your car on a street in a residential community.

Instead it's deliberate poor planning by developers and councils who design these circumstances to create bogus revenue streams. I myself am not here to support inadequate handing of Taxes by Local State and Federal Governments who cannot manage a budget in the first place.
Rgs

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Apr 22, 2018
joeh4
joeh4 Before moving in, you should have done some basic research and known that parking is limited. Seems you like to complain about things even though you are causing them....
May 21, 2018
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1/5 rating details
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
2yrs+

"Over populated and getting worse"

I have lived here for 11 months and now close to escaping. Unfortunately the place is becoming so densely populated it is difficult to understand that with only two access roads how this development is going to manage once it is complete. My biggest personal gripe is the noise omitted by an interstate transport company located next to Verona Drive who are operating on a 24 hour operators licence. The residents of Verona Drive are disturbed throughout each night due to being subjected to large trucks continuously using their piercing reverse alarms, the constant revving of engines, hissing and screeching of brakes, refrigeration generators along with other loading and unloading disturbing activities not conducive to the middle of a residential area. Admittedly, the company may well have been operating with a licence well in advance of the now neighbouring apartments being built, however, one would think that consideration in regards to the potential noise impact on the new residents would have been an integral and obvious part of the initial residential planning process, perhaps the financial gain blinded the obvious! Over the past ten months these disturbances have been reported to the local, and currently high profile Auburn council who do not appear to be able to do anything about it.
My neighbour moved into his living room to escape the noise in his bedroom and eventually complained to his real estate agent who allowed him to be released from his contract due to the apartment he rented being classed as not suitable to offer a quiet and disturbance free environment. I also know of other residents who have either left or are in the process of seeking alternative locations.
Wentworth Point may once have been quite a pleasant place to live, it is my opinion that the planners have got it wrong on so many levels. Please accept my apologies for coming across so negative in this report, this is not my normal manner, it's unfortunately how I have become since living here, I so look forward to my departure.
If you are considering moving here, plan accordingly and visit at all hours of the day before you commit yourself, include both early morning and evening visits in your reconnaissance. If you intend moving into the Verona Drive area I would strongly suggest visiting in the very early hours of the morning too.
Pros
  • Close to the ferry terminal
  • Excellent nearby sporting facilities
  • Great location for running, cycling
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Densely populated
  • Insufficient access roads. Insufficient localised infrastructure (shops, adequate social facilities) without the requirement to use a car or local transport
  • lots of development
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Sydney's best suburb to live"

Best Place to live with growing family. Well combination of nature ,infrastructure to suit modern day lifestyle .Healthy community!!!
Pros
  • Strong community feel
  • Surrounded by parklands and water
  • Geographical centre of Sydney
  • Peaceful & Relaxing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A new & growing suburb with a positive future."

In the centre of metropolitan Sydney surrounded by water and parklands. All recreational facilities, shops, cafes and restaurants only moments away but perhaps a bit more variety required. A strong community environment for all ages.
Pros
  • Strong community feel
  • Surrounded by parklands and water
  • up and coming area
  • Geographical centre of Sydney
  • Peaceful & Relaxing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Wonderful community, love it!"

Have lived in WP for the last 5+ years. Love the ambience and the community, love the view of the bay, love the sea eagles.
We have a wonderful active lifestyle, with plenty of social events and lots of activities, like walking, cycling and the gym.
A great place to live.
Pros
  • Great facilities
  • Beautiful views
  • Strong community feel
  • Surrounded by parklands and water
  • up and coming area
  • Geographical centre of Sydney
  • Peaceful & Relaxing
Cons
  • lots of development
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Location, location, location!"

Wentworth Point is one of the last remaining new Harbour foreshore suburbs left in Sydney. Positioned along Parramatta River between Rhodes and Newington and surround by beautiful nature parklands, Wentworth Point being located at the geographical centre of Sydney is the perfect suburb for the active lifestyle professional, family or Retiree's looking for a point of difference to their day to day living.

With fresh modern buildings, sensational facilities and dining outlets on-site, at Sydney Olympic Park and Newington, plus shopping and entertainment of Rhodes, everything is only moments away.

With the recent government budget announcement of the addition of a School opening in time for 2017 and with the proposed bridge looking positive and linking Wentworth Point and Rhodes together, Wentworth Point will be put on the map as 'the' destinational suburb with a superb BayRun and lifestyle precinct.

Transport could not be any more convenient. Imagine being chauffeured to and from work on Sydney's waterways by RiverCat Ferry Services. Frequently running between Parramatta to Darling Harbour / Circular Quay (and stops in between including North Sydney), I don't think there is a more luxurious way of public transport. Alternatively there are frequent bus services which also drop down at the nearby train stations.
Pros
  • Geographical centre of Sydney
  • Peaceful & Relaxing
  • Exciting future growth
  • Strong community feel
  • Surrounded by parklands and water
  • up and coming area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Sydney's best kept secret"

Located on Homebush Bay and surrounded by over 400 hectares of parklands. A true lifestyle suburb. Undergoing tremendous redevelopment from it's industrial history to one of Sydney's best kept residential secrets.

A proposed bridge linking to Rhodes, schools and additional retail and business precincts are planned for the future will make the area more accessible and attractive. Plenty of shopping options with Rhodes and Newington Shopping Centres close by and easy access to major road networks.

Then there is Sydney Olympic Park right on your doorstep. Concerts, sporting events and even more restaurants and things to do.
Pros
  • Surrounded by parklands and water
  • Strong community feel
  • up and coming area
Cons
  • lots of development
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish