- Winston Hills, New South Wales
Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Winston Hills
city = Sydney
state = NSW
City of Parramatta
postcode = 2153
pop = 7,000
near-nw = Seven Hills
near-n = Baulkham Hills
near-ne = Baulkham Hills
near-e = Northmead
near-se = Constitution Hill
near-s = Old Toongabbie
near-sw = Toongabbie
near-w = Seven Hills
dist1 = 28
dir1 = west
location1= Sydney CBD
Winston Hills is a
suburbof Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Winston Hills is located 28 kilometreswest of the Sydney central business districtin the local government area of the City of Parramattaand the Greater Western Sydneyregion. Winston Hills is colloquially known as 'Winsto'.
Winston Hills was named after Britain's Prime Minister
Sir Winston Churchill(1874-1965) during World War 2. In the early days, this area was named Model Farms as this was the area where a model farm was developed to show settlers the types of crops that could be grown in different seasons.
Development of the suburb began in the 1960s, although there is also much bushland in the area with dense vegetation, creeks and wildlife. It was transferred from the local government area of the
City of Blacktownto the City of Parramattain 1972.
Some streets are named after great writers such as
BrontePlace, ShelleyStreet, Twain Street and HomerStreet which also links to other street names from Greek mythologysuch as TroyPlace, HeraPlace, Nestor Street, IxionStreet and Atlas Place. Other group of streets are named after great scientists Einstein, Volta, Edison and Marconi or Biblical figures such as Goliath, Gideon and Esther. ["The Book of Sydney Suburbs", Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 272 ]
Winston Hills Mall is a shopping centre that features a
Big Wdiscount department store, Woolworths supermarket, Coles supermarket, over 75 specialty shops and a food court. "The Winston" is a pub and restaurant located next to the shopping mall.
There are two state primary schools, Winston Hills Public School and Winston Heights Public School and a Catholic primary school, St Paul the Apostle in Winston Hills.
port and Recreation
Winston Hills has Girl Guides, Scouts, rugby league, baseball and netball clubs. As well as their famous football/soccer club "The Bears", which is one of the largest in suburban sydney.
* [http://www.fanden.com.au/wh_guides Winston Hills Girl Guides]
* [http://www.winstonhillsscoutgroup.com Winston Hills Scouts]
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