Greenacre, New South Wales

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Greenacre
SydneyNew South Wales
Greenacre McGuigan Place.JPG
McGuigan Place, Greenacre
Population:4,175[1]
Established:1899
Postcode:2190
Location:17 km (11 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA:City of Bankstown
State/territory electorate(s):Bankstown
Federal Division(s):Watson
Suburbs around Greenacre:
ChulloraStrathfieldSouth Strathfield
YagoonaGreenacreBelfield, Belmore
BankstownMount LewisLakemba, Punchbowl
 
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Greenacre
SydneyNew South Wales
Greenacre McGuigan Place.JPG
McGuigan Place, Greenacre
Population:4,175[1]
Established:1899
Postcode:2190
Location:17 km (11 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA:City of Bankstown
State/territory electorate(s):Bankstown
Federal Division(s):Watson
Suburbs around Greenacre:
ChulloraStrathfieldSouth Strathfield
YagoonaGreenacreBelfield, Belmore
BankstownMount LewisLakemba, Punchbowl

Greenacre, a suburb of local government areas City of Bankstown and the Municipality of Strathfield, is located 17 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district in the state of New South Wales, Australia, and is a part of the South-western Sydney region.

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History

This area was once known as East Bankstown. When the first road went through the area, an acre of land was cleared for cultivation. The contrast to its surrounding area led to it being referred to as the 'Green Acre'. In 1909, Greenacre Park Estate became one of the first subdivisions in the area. Michael Ryan operated an inn called the Harp of Ould Erin on land he owned to the north of Liverpool Road.[2]

Commercial area

The suburb is distinctly but unofficially split into the north and the south. The southern parts of Greenacre are serviced by a strip of local independent shops and outlets along Waterloo Road and around the intersection of Juno Parade and Boronia Road. The northern parts of Greenacre are serviced by the Chullora amenities such as Chullora Market Place.

Transport

As the suburb is not connected to a railway station, but is serviced by various bus and coach services that operate along the main roads and various smaller roads. Buses operate to and from Strathfield station, Burwood station and Bankstown station.

The eastern edge of Greenacre is defined by Roberts Road, the northern and western limit is Liverpool Road and Stacey Street. Other main roads through the suburb include Waterloo Road, Juno Parade, Boronia Road and Highview avenue.

Churches

Good Shepherd Anglican Church (80 Pandora St), St John Vianney Catholic Church, Greenacre Uniting Church, Greenacre Baptist Church, Greenacre Church of Christ, Sydney Full Gospel Korean Church, St John's Melkite Catholic Church.

Schools

Greenacre is the site of three public primary schools, Chullora Public School, Banksia Road Primary School and Greenacre Public School. Greenacre also has various private schools such as Greenacre Baptist Christian Community School, St John Vianneys Primary School, Holy Saviour Catholic School, Al Noori Muslim Primary School, Malek Fahd Islamic School, An-Nahyan Islamic School and Sydney Full Gospel Church School.

Sport and recreation

Parks

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Epping (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=SSC11367&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

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Coordinates: 33°54′33″S 151°03′12″E / 33.90920°S 151.0534°E / -33.90920; 151.0534