Westmead

Westmead is located 26 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local governement area of the City of Parramatta. With the British settlement of Parramatta, Westmead was originally part of the domain of Government House. What is left of this domain, including Government House, form Parramatta Park. The name Westmead came into use… Read More

Wentworthville

Wentworthville is located 27 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. Wentworthville is split between the local government areas of the City of Parramatta and the City of Holroyd. Wentworthville and Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains, were named after the Wentworth family. A land grant of 2000 acres (8 km²) in this area was made… Read More

Seven Hills

Seven Hills is located 34 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local governement area of the City of Blacktown. Prior to European settlement in the 1790s, the area now known as Seven Hills was originally settled and occupied for hundreds, if not thousands, of years by indigenous people who most probably… Read More

Prospect

Prospect is located 32 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local governement area of the City of Blacktown and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. Captain Arthur Phillip called the area ‘Bellevue’. In 1789, Captain William Tench climbed to the top of the hill here and gave it the… Read More

Pendle Hill

Geography Located 30 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, Pendle Hill belongs to the local government area of the City of Parramatta. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region and has  a land area of approximately 1.92 square kilometres. History An American by the name of George Bond (1876-1950) came to Australia in… Read More

Old Toongabbie

Geography Old Toongabbie is a suburb located approximately 29 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD. It is only about 3.5 kilometres northwest of Parramatta CBD and belongs in the local government area of the City of Parramatta. On the northeast, the area is bounded by a tributary of the Parramatta River, the Toongabbie Creek. Due… Read More

Lalor Park

Geography Approximately 2.7 square kilometres in size, Lalor Park is situated 35 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD. It belongs to the local government area of the City of Blacktown and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. On its north, it is bounded by Kings Langley. It is bounded by Seven Hills on… Read More

Greystanes

Geography Located approximately 25 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, Greystanes is a suburb under the local government area of the Cumberland Council. It is part of Greater Western Sydney. Greystanes is around 9 square kilometres in area. History Previously known as Prospect Hill in the early years of British settlement, Greystanes is one of… Read More

Girraween

Geography Located just 30 km west of the Sydney CBD, Girraween is a suburb in the local government area of Cumberland Council. It is bordered on the north and west by Toongabbie. To its east is Pendle Hill while to its south is Greystanes. History Girraween is derived from an Aboriginal word that means “the… Read More

Constitution Hill

Geography Part of the Greater Western Sydney region, Constitution Hill is approximately 1.2 square kilometres in area. It is located 28 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD and is part of the local government area of the City of Parramatta. Originally, it was a locality within Wentworthville but was eventually promoted into a suburb by… Read More

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