Liberty Grove, New South Wales

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Liberty Grove
SydneyNew South Wales
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Liberty Grove highrises
Population 2,041 (2006 census)
Established 1998
Postcode(s) 2138
Location 16 km (10 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Canada Bay
State electorate(s) Drummoyne
Federal Division(s) Reid
Suburbs around Liberty Grove:
Wentworth Point Rhodes Concord West
Sydney Olympic Park Liberty Grove Concord West
Homebush Concord West Concord West

Liberty Grove is a suburb in the Inner West[1] of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Liberty Grove is located 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay.

Liberty Grove is squeezed in between Homebush Bay Drive to the west and the Main Northern Line railway to the east. It is surrounded by the suburbs of Rhodes to the north and Concord West to the east and south and shares the same postcode of 2138.

The Liberty Grove [2] development won the 1999 Urban Development Institute of Australia award for excellence.[3]

History[edit]

European settlement[edit]

Free settlers who arrived on the Bellona in January 1793 began farming the area and knew it as 'Liberty Plains'. The name has been adapted for the modern residential development of Liberty Grove.

The first houses at Liberty Grove were occupied in December 1996, and it was gazetted as a suburb in 1998. It was built on former industrial land to cater for the increasing number of people buying investment properties in Sydney in the lead up to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Its opening day attracted much attention in Sydney.

Amenities[edit]

The Liberty Grove complex contains swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball court, gymnasium, village green and parks, function room, convenience store and entrances to Rhodes and Concord West. Rhodes Shopping Centre is 100m from the northern entrance.

Transport[edit]

Vehicle access to Liberty Grove is available from Homebush Bay Drive and Oulton Ave.

The northern (vehicle) entrance is a ten-minute walk to Rhodes railway station and the southern (pedestrian) entrance is a ten-minute walk to Concord West railway station and Bicentennial Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Suburb Guide: Sydney Inner West Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  2. ^ Liberty Grove
  3. ^ Urban Development Institute of Australia