Silverwater, New South Wales


Silverwater, New South Wales

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Silverwater
city = Sydney
state = nsw


caption = Silverwater Bridge
lga = Auburn Council
postcode = 2128
est =
pop =
area =
propval =
stategov = Auburn
fedgov = Reid
near-nw = Rydalmere
near-n = Ermington
near-ne = Ermington
near-w = Rosehill
near-e = Newington
near-sw = Granville
near-s = Auburn
near-se = Lidcombe
dist1 = 20
dir1 = west
location1= Sydney CBD

Silverwater is a suburb in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales Australia. Silverwater is located 20 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Auburn Council.

Silverwater sits on the southern bank of the Parramatta River.

History

The origin of the suburb's name is unknown. It may have been a reference to the nearby Parramatta River which could have provided "silver" reflections of light off the "water".

Commercial Area

Silverwater is home to many small to medium enterprises seeking the expediency of having warehouse space and a sales area in the one industrial unit. Large companies, such as the telecommunications giant Optus and Røde Microphones, also have a presence in the area. Though the suburb was initially developed as a medium/heavy industrial area, it has been redeveloped into a premier light industrial/commercial haven with some tracts of residential areas.


=Transport= The M4 Western Motorway runs along the southern border of Silverwater with entry and exit ramps to Silverwater Road. Silverwater Bridge crosses the Parramatta River north into Ermington and Rydalmere.

Silverwater is serviced by several bus services including route 415 to Chatswood.

Landmarks

* Silverwater Correctional Centre sits on the Parramatta River. The complex contains a number of heritage-listed buildings. The Administrative Block, Newington Chapel and the former Superintendent's House are all listed on the Register of the National Estate. [The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981]
* Silverwater is close to Olympic Park.


=Climate= Silverwater's has a mean annual temperature of 24.2 degrees Celsius. However, in summer, temperatures often soar over 30 degrees.

References

*"The Book of Sydney Suburbs", Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

External links


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