- Emerton, New South Wales
Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Emerton
city = Sydney
state = nsw
lga = City of Blacktown
postcode = 2770
pop = 2,307 (2001 census)
area = 0.8
propval = [http://www.domain.com.au/Public/SuburbReport.aspx?suburb=Emerton&postcode=2770 $240,000]
stategov = Londonderry
fedgov = Chifley
near-nw = Lethbridge Park
near-n = Bidwill
near-ne = Blackett
near-w = Tregear
near-e = Dharruk
near-sw = Whalan
near-s = Whalan
near-se = Whalan
dist1 = 46
dir1 = west
Sydney CBDEmerton is a suburbof Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Emerton is located 46 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktownand is part of the Greater Western Sydneyregion.
Emerton is primarily a residential suburb with very limited commercial activity centered around the Emerton Leisure Centre. It is quite close to the suburbs of
Mount Druitt, New South Walesand St Marys.
The suburb's boundary is formed to the south and east by Popondetta Road continuing north around the extent of Popondetta Park. To the west, the boundary runs along Halmahera Creek until the creek meets Luxford Road and follows the road south to the intersection with Popondetta Road. [ cite web | url = http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/name_search/extract?id=JPjtoesEGH | title = Emerton | publisher =
Geographical Names Board of New South Wales| accessdate = 2007-01-03 ]
Emerton takes its name from William Frederick Emert, a native of ,
Germany, who arrived in Australia in 1853. In 1861 he became a storekeeper and postmaster in Mount Druitt. Emert also took a leading part in forming the WesleyanChurch in Australia.
There are several retail developments adjacent to the intersection of Jersey and Popondetta Roads, surrounding the main shopping centre called 'Emerton Village'. These include an
Australia Postpost office, supermarket, service station, medical centres, take-away food and a hotel. Banking is limited to retail EFTPOS and automatic teller machines.
By road Emerton is adjacent to the
Westlink M7motorway which can provide very easy access to the Great Western Highwayand the M4 Motorway, providing road access to the western sections of the city and eastward to the Sydney CBD.This suburb is linked by several private bus companies to the train stations located at Mount Druitt and St Marys.
Cycleways running through Emerton run from Popondetta Park all the way to Mt Druitt and the M7 cycleway, which in turn connects to the cycleways on the M4 and M2 Motorways.
Housing is very heavily dominated by public housing built throughout the 1960s and 1970s, with large numbers of freestanding fibro houses and extensive terrace-style complexes. The houses are gradually transferring to private ownership and as this continues these government-built premises are being replaced with privately built, modern homes, similar to those being built in other areas of SydneyFact|date=February 2007.
The three most common forms of dwelling were in decreasing order: a separate house; a
semi-detached, row/terrace house, or townhouse;a flat, unit or apartment.
Following extensive refurbishment by Blacktown City Council, the Emerton Leisure Centre (fomerly Emerton Pool) was reopened in August 2006. cite web
url = http://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/news-releases/aug-06/over-6000-people-enjoy-the-free-community-weekend-at-the-new-emerton-leisure-centre.cfm
title=Over 6000 people enjoy the FREE community weekend at the new Emerton Leisure Centre
author=Public Relations, Blacktown City Council
publisher = City of Blacktown ] The leisure centre incorporates both indoor and outdoor swimming pools (including a wave pool) and outdoor facilities include a skate ramp.
Adjacent is Popondetta Park, which extends between Popondetta Road and Halamahera Creek, from Jersey Road to Bougainville Road. This park incorporates extensive sporting fields for
cricket, netball, rugby leagueand soccer.
In the 2001
Australian Bureau of Statistics CensusofPopulation and Housing,the population of the Emerton postcode area was 2,489 people .The population was 50.8% females, 49.2?% males.30% of the population was born overseas (see chart for a breakdown of ancestry).
The five strongest religious affiliations in the area were in descending order:
Catholic, Anglican,No religion, Islamand Presbyterianand Reformed.
For federal elections, Emerton is in the safe Labor electoral division of Chifley. This seat is currently held by Roger Price, of the Australian Labor Party, and he was last re-elected in the 2004 elections. The seat has been held continuously by the Australian Labor Party since it was proclaimed in 1984
For NSW state elections, Emerton is in the
Electoral district of Londonderry. This seat is currently held by Allan Shearan, of the Australian Labor Party. The Labor party have held the seat since it was proclaimed in 1988.
# " [http://vtr.elections.nsw.gov.au/lafirstcandidatespost.londonderry.aspx State Election 2007 - Polling Booth Results] , courtesy State Electoral Office of NSW." No polling places are located in the suburb of Emerton, results are averaged from adjacent polling places known by the State Electoral Office of NSW as Lethbridge Park (Londonderry), Tregear and Whalan.
# " [http://results.aec.gov.au/12246/results/HouseDivisionFirstPrefs-12246-111.htm Federal Election 2004 - Polling Booth Results for Chifley] , courtesy
Australian Electoral Commission."
* [http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/census4.nsf/log?openagent&BCP%5FPOA2770%2Ezip&POA2770&2001%20Census%20Basic%20Community%20Profile%20and%20Snapshot&AA99404C1014CC45CA256C67007FFD4D&0&2001&19%2E11%2E2002& Australian Bureau of Statistics (Postal Area)]
* [http://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/our-city/statistics/suburb-profiles.cfm The 2001 City of Blacktown Social Plan]
] , from the
Geographical Names Board of New South Wales.
* [http://www.aec.gov.au/_content/who/profiles/profiles/c/chifley.htm Profile of the federal seat of Chifley] .
* [http://www.westbus.com.au/index.asp Westbus website]
* [http://www.busways.com.au/ Busways website]
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