Riverview, New South Wales

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Riverview
Sydney
Riverview St Ignatius College 2.JPG
Main Building, St Ignatius' College
Population 3,154 (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 Riverview:
Lane Cove West Lane Cove Lane Cove
Linley Point Riverview Longueville
Linley Point Hunters Hill Longueville

Riverview is a suburb on the lower Northern Suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Riverview is located 9 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Lane Cove. It is situated on the northern side of the Lane Cove River, at the head of Tambourine Bay; the foreshore is occupied by Tambourine Bay Park. Riverview is primarily a residential area.

History[edit]

Riverview takes its name from its location, which provides a 'view' of the Lane Cove 'River'.[2] St Ignatius' College was built in 1880.

A detailed history of Riverview will be found in Ball, John and Pam, A history of Riverview: the suburb, 2013, Oughtershaw Press, ISBN 978-0-9593420-8-6, 499 pages, 41 pages of illustrations.

Tambourine Bay was named for the woman Tambourine Nell or Tambourine Sal, who lived in a cave on the foreshore whilst hiding from police.[3] [4]

Schools[edit]

Riverview is home to the Jesuit school, St Ignatius' College, Riverview. Located in Tambourine Bay Road, it was designed by J. Dennehy and built in 1880. A three-storey sandstone building, it was designed in a Victorian Classical style, departing from the convention whereby educational buildings were normally designed in a Gothic style. Extensions were carried out in 1887, 1906 and in the 1920s. The grounds include an observatory and wharf shelter. The school is listed on the Register of the National Estate.[5]

Churches[edit]

Parks and recreation[edit]

There are several recreation areas throughout Riverview. Marjorie York Reserve, named after a longtime local resident, is a playground by the local shops and is very popular with families. Tambourine Bay Reserve is a large park situated at the end of Tambourine Bay Road and contains barbecue and picnic facilities, as well as a playground. It also offers splendid views over Tambourine Bay Road and is a hub for bushwalks to Longueville and around the bay. Burns Bay Reserve lies in West Riverview and is used for children's soccer matches in the cooler months of the year. Like Tambourine Bay Reserve, it is complete with picnic and barbecue facilities, and also a playground. There is also a small recreation area at the end of the walkway leading from Flaumont Avenue, complete with benches and a swing set.

Transport[edit]

Sydney Buses provides services between Riverview and Sydney CBD through the 253 (Freeway) and 254 (Pacific Hwy) services, departing roughly every quarter hour in peak morning periods and every hour in off-peak periods. Tambourine Bay Road is the main thoroughfare through the area, and leads from Lane Cove's shopping district. River Road West runs along Riverview's northern border, and connects to Lane Cove West and Gladesville to the west and Longueville, North Sydney and Sydney CBD to the east.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Riverview Observatory
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 45.4
(113.7)
41.3
(106.3)
40.2
(104.4)
32.7
(90.9)
28.5
(83.3)
24.9
(76.8)
24.5
(76.1)
30.2
(86.4)
34.8
(94.6)
38.0
(100.4)
40.5
(104.9)
43.5
(110.3)
45.4
(113.7)
Average high °C (°F) 26.6
(79.9)
26.5
(79.7)
25.2
(77.4)
22.8
(73)
19.6
(67.3)
17.2
(63)
16.7
(62.1)
18.4
(65.1)
20.7
(69.3)
22.7
(72.9)
24.2
(75.6)
25.7
(78.3)
22.2
(72)
Average low °C (°F) 17.6
(63.7)
17.7
(63.9)
16.1
(61)
12.9
(55.2)
9.9
(49.8)
7.7
(45.9)
6.4
(43.5)
7.2
(45)
9.4
(48.9)
12.0
(53.6)
14.2
(57.6)
16.3
(61.3)
12.3
(54.1)
Record low °C (°F) 11.3
(52.3)
11.1
(52)
7.4
(45.3)
5.7
(42.3)
3.4
(38.1)
1.2
(34.2)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.4
(34.5)
1.7
(35.1)
5.6
(42.1)
6.9
(44.4)
8.3
(46.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 106.1
(4.177)
111.5
(4.39)
126.3
(4.972)
109.4
(4.307)
105.6
(4.157)
119.4
(4.701)
84.8
(3.339)
69.5
(2.736)
61.7
(2.429)
75.7
(2.98)
80.4
(3.165)
82.3
(3.24)
1,133.2
(44.614)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 12.3 12.6 13.7 12.0 11.1 11.8 9.8 9.7 10.2 11.3 11.9 11.5 137.9
Source: [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Riverview (Lane Cove - NSW)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Poll0n, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page
  3. ^ http://www.australiaforeveryone.com.au/sydney/nsw_sydney_gfw.htm
  4. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/travel/activity/cruises/by-coves-and-canapes-20110331-1ch9d.html
  5. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/34
  6. ^ "Climate statistics for". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°49′29″S 151°09′44″E / 33.82466°S 151.16220°E / -33.82466; 151.16220