Caddens, New South Wales

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Caddens
New South Wales
Population1,475 (2016 census)[1]
Gazetted2012
Postcode(s)2747
LGA(s)Penrith City Council
State electorate(s)Mulgoa
Federal Division(s)Lindsay
Suburbs around Caddens:
Kingswood Kingswood Claremont Meadows
Kingswood Caddens Claremont Meadows
Orchard Hills Orchard Hills Claremont Meadows

Caddens is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales in Australia. It is a new masterplanned residential neighbourhood located 45 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith featuring views of the scenic Blue Mountains. The suburb's postcode is 2747.[2]

The suburb is bounded by: Western Sydney University Penrith Campus to the north, Claremont Meadows to the east, Orchard Hills at Caddens Road to the south, and Kingswood to the west.

History[edit]

Caddens was named after Thomas John Fuller Cadden, a prominent business entrepreneur and pioneer of major development in the Penrith area. Caddens was officially designated as a separate suburb on 30 March 2012.[3] Caddens was previously part of the neighbouring suburb of Kingswood. As at the 2016 census the population of Caddens is 1,475.[4]

Housing[edit]

The first housing developments were completed in 2013.[5] Prior to this, the land was used predominantly for farming.

Education[edit]

Caddens is very close to Western Sydney University Penrith Campus, which lies outside the northern boundary of the suburb. It also falls within the high school catchment area of Kingswood High School. The suburb also lies within three public schools' catchment areas.[6]

Hospitals[edit]

Hospitals nearby include the Nepean Hospital, Nepean Private Hospital, Mount Druitt Hospital and Blacktown Hospital.

Shopping[edit]

A shopping centre on O'Connell Street is planned for Caddens. Shopping centres in surrounding suburbs include Southland Shopping Centre Penrith, Nepean Village, Westfield Penrith, St Marys Village Shopping Centre and Station Plaza in St Marys.

Churches[edit]

The Penrith Baptist Church, built in 2014, is located in Caddens on Caddens Road. Many other churches and places of worship are found in nearby suburbs.

Parks[edit]

Large amounts of land are currently and planned to be occupied by green spaces. The Roger Nethercote Park and Hilltop Park are some more prominent green areas.

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

The suburb is situated very close to the M4 Motorway and the Great Western Highway.

Bus[edit]

Caddens is serviced by two bus routes that are operated by Busways: the 774 bus service between Mount Druitt and Penrith and the 781 bus to Penrith via Glenmore Park, and St Marys via Claremont Meadows.[7]

Rail[edit]

Kingswood and Werrington railway stations are the closest with direct connections to the Sydney CBD, Penrith, Blacktown and Parramatta.[8] Alternatively, residents can catch the local bus services that connect to St Marys railway station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Caddens (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Post, Australia. "Caddens Postcode". Auspost.com.au.
  3. ^ Wales, Geographical Name Board of New South. "Extract - Geographical Names Board of NSW". Gnb.nsw.gov.au.
  4. ^ http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2016/quickstat/SSC10743?opendocument
  5. ^ [1] Archived 2010-09-08 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Sydney High School Catchment Map". Australian Public School Information.
  7. ^ "Blacktown - Busways". Busways.
  8. ^ "T1: Western line timetable". Transport for NSW.

Coordinates: 33°46′26″S 150°43′52″E / 33.774°S 150.731°E / -33.774; 150.731