Lalor Park, New South Wales

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Lalor Park
SydneyNew South Wales
Lalor park shops.jpg
Lalor Park shopping centre from Northcott Road
Postcode(s) 2147
Location 35 km (22 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Blacktown
State electorate(s) Blacktown
Federal Division(s) Greenway
Suburbs around Lalor Park:
Blacktown Kings Langley Kings Langley
Blacktown Lalor Park Seven Hills
Blacktown Seven Hills Seven Hills

Lalor Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Lalor Park is located 35 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Blacktown. Lalor Park is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. Lalor Park is commonly abbreviated as 'L.P'.

History[edit]

The Scout Hall in Venn Avenue is used for many community activities. Scouting has been part of the community since 1959

Lalor Park takes its name from the Lalor family, who owned property in the area. Two members of the family (George and Robert) were Councillors on (then) Blacktown Shire Council, George serving as Shire President on two occasions, 1921-1923 and 1928.

Originally farmland the area was originally known as Seven Hills West and began being developed by the housing commission in 1959 when it became known as Lalor Park.

Commercial areas[edit]

This public convenience adjacent to Lalor Park shopping centre, has been decorated under a council sponsored public art program

Although the suburb is primarily residential there is a significant retail shopping precinct with about thirty shops including a newsagents, pharmacy and a small supermarket located at the junction of Northcott Road and Freeman Street.

Education[edit]

Lalor Park is the location of a number of educational institutions including:

Sport[edit]

Lalor Park Kookaburras Rugby League Club was established in 1959.They compete in the Parramatta Junior Rugby League. The club's colours are blue,brown and white. Home ground for the Kookaburras is Cavanagh Reserve, Venn Ave Lalor Park. Gerardo 'Legendary' Sidari played his first 10 years here before being picked up by Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. Other players such as Feleti Mateo and Brett Delaney played their junior football here.

Transport[edit]

The suburb is served by the Blacktown-Parklea branch of the North-West T-way.

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