Kings Park, New South Wales

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Kings Park
SydneyNew South Wales
KingsParkNSWindoorSports.jpg
Blacktown Indoor Sports Centre, Kings Park
Population 3,300 (2006)
Established 1987
Location 40 km (25 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Blacktown
State electorate(s) Riverstone
Federal Division(s) Greenway
Suburbs around Kings Park:
Quakers Hill Acacia Gardens Glenwood
Marayong Kings Park Kings Langley
Woodcroft Blacktown Lalor Park

Kings Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kings Park is located 40 km west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown and part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Description[edit]

Kings Park is bounded by the Richmond railway line to the west, the Westlink M7 to the north, Sunnyholt Road to the east and Breakfast Creek to the south. The southern half of the suburb is industrial while the northern half is newer residential homes. There are no schools or shopping centres within Kings Park with these facilities found in the neighbouring suburbs of Marayong, Blacktown and Kings Langley. The major landmarks are St Andrews church, and Blacktown Indoor Sports centre near Marayong railway station and Faulkland Crescent Reserve in the northern part of the suburb.
The suburb has three church denominations represented, Catholic, Brethren and Pentecostal.

History[edit]

Kings Park was originally part of Marayong, but with increased residential development, residents wanted a separate identity, and the developer's estate name was adopted in 1987.[1]

Population[edit]

At the 2006 census the population of Marayong was 3266. The median household income of $1327 per week was above the national average as were the median housing loan repayments of $1733 per month. The majority of homes were being purchased (52%) with lower than average numbers of homes owned outright (27%) or rented (18%). There was also a high percentage of couples with children (54%).[2]

Transport[edit]

The suburb is served by Marayong railway station on the Richmond railway line and the Blacktown-Parklea branch of the North-West T-way.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings Park". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kings Park (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 

Coordinates: 33°44′13″S 150°54′04″E / 33.737°S 150.901°E / -33.737; 150.901