Bligh Park, New South Wales


Bligh Park, New South Wales

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Bligh Park
state = NSW


caption =
lga = City of Hawkesbury
postcode = 2756
est =
pop = 6,541 (2006 Census)
elevation=
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov =
fedgov = Division of Greenway
dist1 = 58
location1= Sydney CBD
near-nw = South Windsor
near-n = South Windsor
near-ne = Mulgrave
near-w = Londonderry
near-e = Mulgrave
near-sw = Londonderry
near-s = Berkshire Park
near-se = Windsor Downs

Bligh Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Bligh Park is located 58 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. The postcode for Bligh Park is 2756, which also covers the suburbs of Windsor, South Windsor, Windsor Downs and Ebenezer.

History

Bligh Park is named after William Bligh, while streets in the suburb are named after ships and people on the First Fleet.

Landmarks

Bligh Park has a small local shopping centre which includes a grocery store, a takeaway store, a chemist, a bakery and a newsagent. Bligh Park is also the home to Bligh Park Primary School, which opened in 1990. Bligh Park has two large sporting ovals: Bounty Reserve and Colonial. Both are used as training arenas for sporting clubs such as Bligh Park Cricket Club, Bligh Park Soccer Club and Windsor Wolves Junior Rugby League Club.

Population

According to the last census, the population of Bligh Park was 6,058. 87% of people in the suburb are Australian-born while another 5% are born in the United Kingdom. The top 5 religious affiliations for residents of Bligh Park are: Anglican (36%), Catholic (31%), No Religion (13%), Uniting Church (6%) and Presbyterian and Reformed (4%).

References

External links

* [http://www.domain.com.au/real-estate/Bligh+Park/16.html Bligh Park Real Estate]


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