Lane Cove West

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Lane Cove West
Sydney
Lane Cove West Tennis Club.JPG
Lane Cove West Tennis Club
Population 2,251 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2066
Location 9 km (6 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Municipality of Lane Cove
State electorate(s) Lane Cove
Federal Division(s) North Sydney
Suburbs around Lane Cove West:
North Ryde Lane Cove North Chatswood West
East Ryde Lane Cove West Lane Cove
Hunters Hill Linley Point Riverview

Lane Cove West is an affluent suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Lane Cove West is located 9 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Lane Cove. Lane Cove and Lane Cove North are separate suburbs.

History[edit]

The land in the area was originally used for agriculture and owned by John Blackman. From the mid-1950s Lane Cove West was home to the national head office, pressing plant, warehouse and recording studios of the Warner Bros. Records label Festival Mushroom Records. Lane Cove West Public School was also built at this time.

Lane Cove West split off from Lane Cove to become a separate suburb on 6 September 2002.[2]

Commercial area[edit]

Lane Cove West Business Park is an industrial area with factories and warehouses of such companies as Nestle, Macquarie Goodman, Wicked Foods and Lego. Most are located on Sam Johnson Way and Mars Road.

There are also a number of small businesses situated at Figtree Plaza on Cullen Street and Burns Bay Road. These include a hair salon, cafe, beautician, fish and chip shop, fruit and vegetable market, newsagent, bakery and a butcher shop. Close by is the Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Blackman Park is situated on the Lane Cove River and was originally a small valley used for landfill. It features a number of recreation facilities including tennis courts at the Lane Cove West Tennis Club, cricket pitches, bike tracks, basketball court, skate park and bush walking tracks. Smaller reserves include Cullen St Reserve, Henley Reserve, Penrose St Park, Garthowen St Cricket Nets and Epping Road Reserve. There is also a lawn bowls club, Lane Cove Bowling Club (formerly called Lane Cove West Bowling Club).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lane Cove West (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lane Cove West". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 33°48′43″S 151°09′00″E / 33.812°S 151.150°E / -33.812; 151.150