Girraween, New South Wales


Girraween, New South Wales

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


caption = Girraween Public School
lga = City of Holroyd
postcode = 2145
est =
pop =
area =
propval =
stategov = Parramatta
fedgov = Parramatta
near-nw = Toongabbie
near-n = Toongabbie
near-ne = Toongabbie
near-w = Toongabbie
near-e = Pendle Hill
near-sw = Pemulwuy
near-s = Greystanes
near-se = Greystanes
dist1 = 30
dir1 = west
location1 = Sydney CBD

Girraween is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Girraween is located 30 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Holroyd and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History

Girraween is an Aboriginal word meaning "place of flowers". This area was part of the estate of D'Arcy Wentworth, who was honoured in the naming of the nearby suburb of Wentworthville. ["The Book of Sydney Suburbs", Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 108]

Transport

Girraween is serviced by the Hills Bus 705 bus route from Toongabbie to Parramatta. There is no railway station although it is a short walk through Civic Park, to Pendle Hill railway station.

chools

* Girraween High School
* Girraween Public School

port and Recreation

* Girraween Eagles and Girraween Park.
* Civic Park, just over the eastern border in Pendle Hill has a basketball court, a netball court, a tennis court, barbecue areas and a child's play area.

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