Berkshire Park, New South Wales


Berkshire Park, New South Wales

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Berkshire Park
city = Sydney
state = NSW


caption =
lga = Penrith City Council
postcode = 2765
est =
pop =
area =
propval =
stategov = Londonderry
fedgov = Greenway
near-nw = Richmond
near-n = South Windsor
near-ne = Bligh Park
near-w = Londonderry
near-e = Windsor Downs
near-sw = Llandilo
near-s = Shanes Park
near-se = Marsden Park
dist1 = 55
location1= Sydney

Berkshire Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is in the Local Government Area of City of Penrith and its postcode is 2765. It is a large rural suburb with a population of 1788 in the 2001. The suburb has a diverse range of activity, including a pet cemetery, correctional facility, nature reserve, waste management centre and a racehorse education centre.

Origin of name

The suburb's name is believed to have come from English county of Berkshire. The land was given to Richard Rouse as a land grant in 1838. Rouse may have chosen this name because he had been married in North Hinksey, which was then part of Berkshire.

Transport

At approximately 55 km from the centre of Sydney, it is in a somewhat isolated area. The closest CityRail train stations are Windsor and Riverstone. Trains from Riverstone to Central take approximately one hour. Train services from Riverstone generally run every 30 minutes during busy times and every hour at other times.

References

[http://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/index.asp?id=461 City of Penrith Local Suburb Profiles - Berkshire Park NSW, Australia]

External links


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