Greenway, Australian Capital Territory

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Greenway
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Greenway IBMap-MJC.png
Coordinates 35°25′05″S 149°04′12″E / 35.418°S 149.070°E / -35.418; 149.070Coordinates: 35°25′05″S 149°04′12″E / 35.418°S 149.070°E / -35.418; 149.070
Population 1,454 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 274.3/km2 (711/sq mi)
Established 1988
Gazetted 17 October 1986
Postcode(s) 2900
Area 5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
District Tuggeranong
Territory electorate(s) Brindabella
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around Greenway:
Urambi Hills Kambah Oxley
Murrumbidgee River corridor Greenway Monash
Murrumbidgee River corridor Murrumbidgee River corridor Bonython

Greenway is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. The postcode is 2900. The suburb is named after the architect, Francis Greenway (1777–1837).[2] It was gazetted on 17 October 1986.[2] The streets are named after architects.[2] It includes the Tuggeranong Town Centre, Lake Tuggeranong and small residential areas on the northwestern and northeastern shores of the lake.

It is next to the suburbs of Kambah, Wanniassa, Oxley, Monash and Bonython. It is bounded by Athllon Drive and Drakeford Drive. Behind the suburb is the Urambi Hills Nature Reserve and the Murrumbidgee River.

Greenway from Tuggeranong Hill. New Centrelink building on the left. Lake Tuggeranong is prominent on the right with a backdrop of the Urambi Hills.

Geology[edit]

Greenway is built on top of Laidlaw Volcanics as is the west side of Tuggeranong. Rhyodacitic ignimbrite is in the form of grey rhyodacitic and dacitic crystal tuff of upper Silurian age. This kind of rock was formed from massive explosive volcanic eruptions that blasted a vast cloud of hot dust into the air. The explosion would have dwarfed the recent Mount St Helens eruption.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Greenway (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Canberra's suburb and street names : origins and meanings. Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. 1992. p. 60. ISBN 1-86331-128-9. 
  3. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.

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