- Wentworthville, New South Wales
Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Wentworthville
city = Sydney
state = NSW
caption = Wentworthville Presbyterian Church
City of Parramatta, City of Holroyd
postcode = 2145
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
suburbof Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Wentworthville is located 27 kilometreswest of the Sydney central business districtand is part of the Greater Western Sydneyregion. Wentworthville is split between the local government areas of the City of Parramattaand the City of Holroyd. Wentworthville is colloquially known as 'Wenty'.
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.
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.
Wentworthville railway station is on the Western railway line of the
CityRailnetwork 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 Tangaraaccident, a derailment, which occurred on December 27, 1989 [http://railpix.railmedia.com.au/index.php?page=wentworthville] .
Buses run to Merrylands, Parramatta, Blacktown and the Hills area, and the
Liverpool-Parramatta T-waypasses right by the south eastern corner [http://www.t-way.nsw.gov.au/] . The North-West T-waywill go just along the northern tip (Mons Road).
M4 Western Motorwayand 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).
*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] ]
Wentworthville is home to local rugby league team the
Wentworthville Magpies(feeder club for Parramatta Eels), who play in the Jim Beam Cupand the NSW Cup (winning the 2008 NSW Cup), though the nearest NRL team is the nearby Parramatta Eels.
*http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/schoolfind/locator/?section=showRecord&code=4222 Darcy Road Public School (Department of education and training homepage)
Our Lady of Mt Carmel Primary School]
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