Eastern Creek, New South Wales

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This article is about the suburb. For the watercourse, see Eastern Creek (New South Wales).
Eastern Creek
SydneyNew South Wales
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Car racing at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek
Coordinates 33°47′41″S 150°51′43″E / 33.79463°S 150.86202°E / -33.79463; 150.86202Coordinates: 33°47′41″S 150°51′43″E / 33.79463°S 150.86202°E / -33.79463; 150.86202
Population 799 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2766
Location 35 km (22 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Blacktown
State electorate(s) Smithfield
Federal Division(s) McMahon
Suburbs around Eastern Creek:
Rooty Hill Doonside Arndell Park
Minchinbury Erskine Park Eastern Creek Huntingwood
Kemps Creek Horsley Park Prospect

Eastern Creek is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Eastern Creek is located 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of the Sydney central business district, in the Blacktown local government area and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Eastern Creek is west of the Prospect Reservoir and is most notable for containing Sydney Motorsport Park (previously known as Eastern Creek Raceway), and the former site of Wonderland Sydney amusement park.

History[edit]

The origin of the suburb's name lies in the fact the eastern branch of South Creek became known as Eastern Creek. The village that then grew where the road crossed the creek became known as Eastern Creek.

Commercial areas[edit]

Eastern Creek features many industrial developments and often the description 'Eastern Creek Area' also includes the industrial developments in the neighbouring suburbs of Arndell Park and Huntingwood. With this in mind most statistics and demographic information is not available for this suburb by itself. Eastern Creek Waste and Recycling Centre also takes up a large part of the suburb.

Local Business in Eastern Creek

Recreation[edit]

Sydney Motorsport Park will be hosting Top Gear Festival Sydney on 8 and 9 March 2014. Wonderland Sydney was a large amusement park that operated here between 1985 and 2004. Wonderland is now the site of a business park called Interchange Park. The Western Sydney Parklands lies to the west of the suburb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Eastern Creek (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 

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