Winston Hills, New South Wales


Winston Hills, New South Wales

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Winston Hills
city = Sydney
state = NSW


caption =
lga = City of Parramatta
postcode = 2153
est =
pop = 7,000
area =
propval =
stategov =
fedgov =
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 suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Winston Hills is located 28 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Parramatta and the Greater Western Sydney region. Winston Hills is colloquially known as 'Winsto'.

History

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 Blacktown to the City of Parramatta in 1972.

Some streets are named after great writers such as Bronte Place, Shelley Street, Twain Street and Homer Street which also links to other street names from Greek mythology such as Troy Place, Hera Place, Nestor Street, Ixion Street 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 ]

Commercial Area

Winston Hills Mall is a shopping centre that features a Big W discount 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.

chools

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.

References

External links

* [http://www.fanden.com.au/wh_guides Winston Hills Girl Guides]
* [http://www.winstonhillsscoutgroup.com Winston Hills Scouts]
* www.winstonhills.baseball.com.au


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