Stanhope Gardens, New South Wales

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Stanhope Gardens
SydneyNew South Wales
StanhopeGardensNSWshops.jpg
Stanhope Village shopping centre
Population 7,671 (2011)[1]
Established 1996
Postcode(s) 2768
Location 31 km (19 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Blacktown
State electorate(s) Riverstone
Federal Division(s) Greenway
Suburbs around Stanhope Gardens:
Quakers Hill Kellyville Ridge Kellyville
Parklea Stanhope Gardens Kellyville
Parklea Glenwood Kellyville

Stanhope Gardens is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Stanhope Gardens is located 39 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of City of Blacktown. Stanhope Gardens is part of Greater Western Sydney area.

History[edit]

John Hillas (1768–1837) arrived in Australia in 1801 and received two land grants (in 1801 and 1804) on the Windsor Road. The second of these, of 150 acres, he named "Stanhope Farm". He established an inn, the "Stanhope Arms" on Windsor Road to cater for the traffic between the Macquarie Towns and Paramatta.

By 1856 the Pearce family owned "Stanhope Farm". In 1928 Jack Peel bought "Stanhope Farm" and called it "Stanhope Park Dairy".

In 1973 the New South Wales Housing Commission compulsorily resumed Stanhope Park Dairy.

The suburb name reflects these early properties. Stanhope Gardens Estate opened in 1995 and was formally recognised as a suburb in 1996.[2]

When Stanhope Gardens was first being developed into what it is today, it was called "Irish Town", Kellyville and Parklea. A petition was sent around with most people voting to keep Stanhope in the name, becoming Stanhope Gardens.

Newbury Estate - a master-planned estate - now occupies a large part of the suburb of Stanhope Gardens. Planned by Landcom, in 1999 Newbury Estate won the Royal Australian Planning Institute Award for Excellence in Plan Making - Urban Planning.[3]

Commercial area[edit]

Stanhope Village is a sub-regional shopping centre anchored by a Coles supermarket, Liquorland and Kmart,the recent addition of ALDI supermarket plus 40 other specialised retail, service, fashion and food outlets.[4] It is presently (July 2013) being redeveloped and extended.

Transport[edit]

Public transport is provided by private bus operators Hillsbus and Busways, under contract from Transport for NSW. Services are available to Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Rouse Hill, Blacktown, Macquarie Park and Castle Hill.

The suburb is serviced by Riley Station on the Rouse Hill-Parramatta section of the North-West T-way, and Stanhope Station on the Blacktown- Parklea branch of the T-way.

The North West Rail Link will provide high frequency services to Norwest Business Park, Castle Hill, Macquarie Park and Chatswood by the end of 2019. Kellyville station will be the closest to Stanhope Gardens.

Eastbound services that service Stanhope Gardens are:

From Riley T-way

  • Route 602X to North Sydney via T-way and M2 Motorway (Hillsbus)
  • Route 612X to North Sydney via Kellyville, Castle Hill and Baulkham Hills (Hillsbus)
  • Routes 607X and 617X to Sydney CBD which goes via the T-Way and the M2 Hills Motorway. (Hillsbus)
  • Route 619 to Macquarie Park via Kellyville, Castle Hill and Baulkham Hills (Hillsbus)
  • Routes T65 and T66 to Parramatta via T-way. (Hillsbus)
  • Route T75 to Blacktown via T-way. (Busways)

From Stanhope T-way

  • Route T75 to Blacktown via T-way (Busways)

From Stanhope Village

In the westbound direction:

From Riley T-way

  • Route 602X to Rouse Hill Town Centre (Hillsbus)
  • Route 607X services Kellyville Ridge and Rouse Hill. (Hillsbus)
  • Route 617X services Beaumont Hills and Rouse Hill. (Hillsbus)
  • Route 619 to Rouse Hill Town Centre (Hillsbus)
  • Route T65 to Rouse Hill Town Centre (Hillsbus)
  • Route T66 to Rouse Hill (Hillsbus)
  • Route T75 to Rouse Hill and Riverstone. (Busways)

From Stanhope T-way

  • Route T75 to Rouse Hill and Riverstone (Busways)

From Stanhope Village

Housing[edit]

New housing developments are currently underway in the area. This is mainly on the Newbury estate which includes exclusive clubhouse facilities each with tennis, swimming and shared barbecue facilities for use by surrounding residents. Newbury is Community Association based Torrens Titled property, which means that the residents hold full title to their own property but financially contribute to the running costs and Community Association facilities of the Estate. Land in this estate has also been reserved for future government primary and secondary schools. Also located within Stanhope Gardens is the Parklea Garden Village/Sydney Gateway Holiday Park Mobile Home Village.

Sport and recreation[edit]

Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope

Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope, which is a fitness and swimming centre with wave pool and library. Located opposite the shopping centre, it is operated by the Blacktown City Council.

Places of worship[edit]

Stanhope Anglican Church meets in the function room of Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope on Sunday mornings.[5] The Catholic Parish of Blessed John XXIII holds services in the Church on Perfection Avenue, Stanhope Gardens. Attached to the Church is John 23rd Catholic Primary School (pre-school to Year 6), and St Marks Catholic Secondary College (years 7-12).

Politics[edit]

The suburb is in the Electoral district of Riverstone for the state of New South Wales. At Federal level, the suburb is located in the Division of Greenway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Stanhope Gardens (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Blacktown City Council: Acacia Gardens, Glenwood, Parklea and Stanhope Gardens Timeline
  3. ^ Newbury Estate
  4. ^ Stanhope Village
  5. ^ Stanhope Anglican Church, "About Us"

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