Kingswood, New South Wales


Kingswood, New South Wales

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Kingswood
city = Sydney
state = NSW
lga = City of Penrith
postcode = 2747
est = 1855
pop = 8717 (2001 census)
area = 6.58
propval =
stategov = Electoral district of Penrith
fedgov = Division of Lindsay
near-nw = Penrith
near-n = Cambridge Park
near-ne = Werrington
near-w = Penrith
near-e = Claremont Meadows
near-sw = South Penrith
near-s = Orchard Hills
near-se = Orchard Hills
dist1 = 49
dir1 = west
location1= Sydney CBD

Kingswood is a suburb in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales Australia. Kingswood is located 49 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith. There are various other locations within the state of New South Wales that are also called Kingswood.

History

Kingswood was named after the family of Governor Philip Gidley King, who owned land in the area which was originally heavily forested. In 1881, the area was known as Crossroads for the intersection of the Great Western Highway and The Northern Road (now Parker Street). The name was changed to Kingswood on 2 August 1887.

The land was used for farming and subdivision began after the railway came through in 1862, alhough the Kingwood siding did not open until 1887. ["The Book of Sydney Suburbs", Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 140]

Transport

Kingswood Railway Station is on the Western Line of the City Rail network.

chools

There are three public schools in the suburb, Kingswood Public School, Kingswood South Public School and Kingswood High School and a private boys high school, St Dominic's College, which is run by the Christian Brothers. The University of Western Sydney Penrith campus is divided across the suburbs of Kingswood and Werrington. The University is accessible from both Werrington and Kingswood railway stations. The Nepean College of TAFE, Kingswood Campus is also located in Kingswood.

Governance

At a local government level, Kingswood is part of the north ward of Penrith City Council, represented by Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri, Ross Fowler, Pat Sheehy (currently mayor of Penrith) and John Thain. At the state level, it is part of the Electoral district of Londonderry, represented by Labor's Allan Shearan. Federally, it is part of the Division of Lindsay, represented by Labor Party Member David Bradbury.

References

External links

* [http://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/index.asp?id=969 Penrith Local Suburb Profiles]


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