North Strathfield, New South Wales

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North Strathfield
SydneyNew South Wales
North Strathfield Arnotts 3.JPG
Bakehouse Quarter
Postcode(s) 2137
Location 15 km (9 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Canada Bay
State electorate(s) Drummoyne
Federal Division(s) Reid
Suburbs around North Strathfield:
Homebush Bay Liberty Grove Concord West
Homebush Bay North Strathfield Concord
Homebush Strathfield Strathfield

North Strathfield is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. North Strathfield is located 15 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay. Strathfield and Strathfield South are separate suburbs, to the south.

History[edit]

Strathfield was the name of one of the large homes of the local area.[1] A major landmark in the area is Ardill House (or Our Children's Home) in Davidson Avenue, which was built by in 1861 John Bibb for Henry David Bray. It was enlarged circa 1880 and is now on the Register of the National Estate.[2]

North Strathfield was an area of industrial developments. In recent years, the area has been gentrified, with many high density residential developments replacing industrial sites.

Commercial area[edit]

North Strathfield has residential, commercial and industrial developments. A small group of shops and cafes is located opposite the North Strathfield railway station. More commercial developments can be found on nearby Concord Road. The site of the former Arnott’s Biscuits factory in George Street has been redeveloped as the 'Bakehouse Quarter' and feature office space, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and shops. Harris Farm Markets, Aldi, Fitness First and Outback Steakhouse are major tenants here. The head office and main call centre of NRMA Motoring and Services is also located in the former factory.

Transport[edit]

North Strathfield railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network.

Schools[edit]

Strathfield North Public School is located on Concord Road. The McDonald College is a performing arts school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Book of Sydney Suburbs, Frances Pollon (Angus and Robertson) 1990, p.246
  2. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/23

Coordinates: 33°51′37″S 151°05′19″E / 33.86040°S 151.08856°E / -33.86040; 151.08856