Shalvey, New South Wales

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Shalvey
SydneyNew South Wales
Shalvey is located in New South Wales
Shalvey
Shalvey
Coordinates 33°43′10″S 150°48′00″E / 33.7194°S 150.8000°E / -33.7194; 150.8000Coordinates: 33°43′10″S 150°48′00″E / 33.7194°S 150.8000°E / -33.7194; 150.8000
Postcode(s) 2770
Location 48 km (30 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Blacktown
State electorate(s) Mount Druitt
Federal Division(s) Chifley
Suburbs around Shalvey:
Shanes Park Shanes Park Marsden Park
North St Marys Shalvey Bidwill
North St Marys Lethbridge Park Blackett

Shalvey is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Shalvey is located 48 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Shalvey takes its name from the main road in the area which was originally a crown subdivisional road. The road was named after Patrick Shalvey (1866 to 1962) who was a large landholder and ran an abbatoir there to service his butcher shops in the city.

Housing[edit]

Housing is very heavily dominated by public housing under the control of the NSW Department of Housing built throughout the 1960s and 1970s, with a large number of extensive terrace-style complexes. These are gradually transferring to private ownership and as this continues these government-built premises are being replaced with privately built, modern homes, similar to those being built in other areas of Sydney.

Commercial area[edit]

Shalvey has a small shopping complex known as Shalvey Shops. There is a supermarket, chemist, doctor, butcher and takeaway shops.

Politics[edit]

Australian Federal Election 2004 [1]
  Labor 55.65%
  Liberal 29.08%
  Greens 6.04%
  Pauline Hanson's
One Nation (NSW Division)
2.21%
  Family First 1.69%
  Christian Democratic Party
(Fred Nile Group)
3.71%
  Independent (Graham Rand) 0.44%
  Independent (Wayne Hyland) 1.19%
State Elections [2]
  Labor 64.9%
  Greens 4.4%
  Liberal 17.0%
  Christian Democratic Party 9.5%
  AAFI 4.2%

For federal elections, Shalvey is in the safe Labor electoral division of Chifley. This seat is currently held by Ed Husic, of the Australian Labor Party, he was elected in the 2010 elections. The seat has been held continuously by the Australian Labor Party since it was proclaimed in 1969

For NSW state elections, Shalvey is in the electoral division of Mount Druitt. This seat is currently held by Richard Amery, of the Australian Labor Party.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ State Election 2007 - Polling Booth Results, courtesy State Electoral Office of NSW.
  2. ^ Federal Election 2004 - Polling Booth Results for Chifley, courtesy Australian Electoral Commission.