Wentworthville, New South Wales


Wentworthville, New South Wales

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


caption = Wentworthville Presbyterian Church
lga = City of Parramatta, City of Holroyd
postcode = 2145
est =
pop =
area =
propval =
stategov = Parramatta
fedgov = Parramatta
near-nw = Toongabbie
near-n = Old Toongabbie
near-ne = Northmead
near-w = Pendle Hill
near-e = Westmead Mays Hill
near-sw = Greystanes
near-s = South Wentworthville
near-se = Merrylands West
dist1 = 27
dir1 = west
location1 = Sydney CBD

Wentworthville is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Wentworthville is located 27 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. Wentworthville is split between the local government areas of the City of Parramatta and the City of Holroyd. Wentworthville is colloquially known as 'Wenty'.

History

Wentworthville and Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains, were named after the Wentworth family. A land grant of 2000 acres (8 km²) in this area was made in 1810 to D'arcy Wentworth, the father of William Wentworth, the famous Blue Mountains explorer. In the 1800s a land boom in the area attracted people into the area, land was subdivided for housing and small farms. The railway line had been put through on its way to Windsor, in 1864, but it wasn't until 1883 that Wentworthville got its own public railway station.

Recent years have seen considerable growth in the development of upmarket low-rise apartment complexes. Citizens of Western Sydney have flocked to Wentworthville's proximity to shopping, transport, health and other public services.

Commercial Area

Wentworthville has two shopping precincts one of which is close to the railway station, and the other is on the Great Western Highway. Wentworthville has a local library as part of the Holroyd City Council library service. A public swimming pool is located on Dunmore street near Cumberland Highway.

Transport

Trains

Wentworthville railway station is on the Western railway line of the CityRail network that connects west to Penrith, and beyond to Richmond and to the Blue Mountains. Most trains from the Western line continue onto the North Shore line to North Sydney, Chatswood, Hornsby and terminating at Berowra. The trip to Sydney CBD typically takes 35 minutes.

The Wentworthville station was the site of Cityrail's first major Tangara accident, a derailment, which occurred on December 27, 1989 [http://railpix.railmedia.com.au/index.php?page=wentworthville] .

Buses

Buses run to Merrylands, Parramatta, Blacktown and the Hills area, and the Liverpool-Parramatta T-way passes right by the south eastern corner [http://www.t-way.nsw.gov.au/] . The North-West T-way will go just along the northern tip (Mons Road).

Roads

The M4 Western Motorway and the parallel Great Western Highway run east-west through the southern side. The Cumberland Highway runs through the western side of Wentworthville on its way south (from Hornsby via the Pennant Hills Road to Liverpool).

chools

*Wentworthville Public School [ [http://www.wentwthvil-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/ Wentworthville Public School] ]

*Our Lady of Mt Carmel Primary School [ [http://www.ceo.parra.catholic.edu.au/Default.aspx?target=%2fOUR+SCHOOLS%2fSchool+Profiles%2fSchool+Profiles.htm&id=OLMCWenty School Profiles ] ]
* Darcy Road Public School [ [http://www.darcyroad-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/ Darcy Road Public School Homepage] ]

port

Wentworthville is home to local rugby league team the Wentworthville Magpies (feeder club for Parramatta Eels), who play in the Jim Beam Cup and the NSW Cup (winning the 2008 NSW Cup), though the nearest NRL team is the nearby Parramatta Eels.

References

*http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/schoolfind/locator/?section=showRecord&code=4222 Darcy Road Public School (Department of education and training homepage)

External links

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Primary School]


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