Acacia Gardens, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Water tower in Acacia Gardens
|Population||3,681 (2011 census)|
|• Density||3,700/km2 (10,000/sq mi)|
|Area||1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)|
|Location||40 km (25 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Blacktown|
Acacia Gardens is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 40 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown. Acacia Gardens is part of the Greater Western Sydney region and loosely considered to be part of the southern end of the Hills District.
Acacia Gardens was formerly a part of Quakers Hill. The name was chosen to reflect the rural quality of the suburb, with acacia trees being prevalent in the area. Many of the streets in the suburb are named after flowers. It was formally recognised as a suburb in 1996.
According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 3,681 residents in Acacia Gardens. 60.2% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were India 7.8%, Philippines 6.5% and Fiji 2.4%. 59.9% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Hindi 4.8%, Tagalog 4.7% and Punjabi 3.8%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 32.9%), Anglican 13.3% and No Religion 12.7%.
Acacia Gardens has just one primary school, Quakers Hill East Public School. Quakers Hill East was founded in 1959 on Lalor Road, Quakers Hill. In 2002, the school was moved to Acacia Gardens but the name remained unchanged. Nearby, there are two other public primary schools (Barnier and Hambledon). Government High schools in nearby suburbs include Quakers Hill High School, Wyndham College and Glenwood High School NSW. There are also nearby Catholic primary schools (Mary Immaculate and Blessed John XXIII Primary). Nearby Catholic high schools include St. John Paul II Catholic College (prev. Terra Sancta College) and St Mark's Catholic College.
Busways provides regular services to Blacktown, Castle Hill, Rouse Hill, Plumpton, St Marys and Macquarie. The closest railway stations are located at Quakers Hill and Blacktown. Hillsbus provides services to Parramatta and Sydney CBD from neighbouring Stanhope Gardens.
The suburb is served by Wilson station on the North-West T-way.