Oakhurst, New South Wales

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Oakhurst
SydneyNew South Wales
Postcode(s) 2761
Location 46 km (29 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Blacktown
State electorate(s) Mount Druitt
Federal Division(s) Chifley
Suburbs around Oakhurst:
Hassall Grove Marsden Park Colebee
Bidwill Oakhurst Dean Park
Hebersham Plumpton Glendenning

Oakhurst is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 46 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

The suburb was developed by Landcom in 1981 following rezoning from rural to residential. Prior to the name change, it was a part of Plumpton. Landcom named the development the Oakhurst Estate, and the estate name was adopted as the suburb name. It is believed that the "Oaks" house provided part of the name, with "hurst" (meaning hillock or wooded eminence) being added.[1]

Oakhurst's local shopping centre is Plumpton Market Place and is the location of Richard Johnson Anglican School.

Oakhurst shares a local soccer team with Plumpton, the Plumpton/Oakhurst Soccer Club inc., whose home ground in located at Hanna Reserve, Hyatts Road. The team is a part of the Blacktown & Districts Soccer Football Association incorporated, which hosts annual competitions that involve teams from surrounding suburbs and districts, with players of varying age groups.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 33°43′55″S 150°50′06″E / 33.732°S 150.835°E / -33.732; 150.835