Huntingwood, New South Wales

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Huntingwood
SydneyNew South Wales
HuntingwoodNSWfirestation.jpg
Huntingwood Fire Station
Postcode(s) 2148
LGA(s) City of Blacktown
State electorate(s) Prospect
Federal Division(s) Chifley
Suburbs around Huntingwood:
Doonside Arndell Park Blacktown
Eastern Creek Huntingwood Prospect
Eastern Creek Eastern Creek Prospect

Huntingwood is a predominantly industrial suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

The composite name was chosen because the first English-style hunting is said to have taken place here and the 'Woods Estate', owned by the Woods family for nearly a century, is located within the suburb.

The M4 and Westlink M7 motorways run through the adjacent suburbs. Given this easy access to main Sydney's main arterial road network, companies such as Coles Myer and Woolworths Limited have transport and logistics complexes situated off Great Western Highway the between the Wallgrove Road and Reservoir Road exists from the M4.

This suburb is managed as a part of the Eastern Creek Area, along with Arndell Park. With this in mind most statistics and demographic information is not available for this suburb by itself.

In 2014, A decision by Diageo to relocate the bottling operations of Queensland's iconic drink, "Bundaberg Rum", to the western Sydney suburb of Huntingwood resulted in local job losses in the city that bears its name. The decision drew criticism from all levels of Queensland politics:

  • Premier Campbell Newman said "It was a disappointing move, particularly in a region that had suffered devastating floods in recent years".
  • Bundaberg mayor Mal Forman said "I'm saddened by the announcement, but I had been assured the company had a commitment to the city".
  • Cr Forman said "I understood demand for bottled Bundaberg Rum had declined as more people bought pre-mixed cans, a trend I wanted no part of".

Later a Diageo spokeswoman clarified by saying "Some premium products, such as the Master Distillers Collection, would continue to be bottled in Bundaberg. This was not a decision we have taken lightly, however it is a necessary one to ensure the longer term sustainability of the distillery. We remain absolutely committed to Bundaberg and the distillery and will continue to invest and focus on our core business of distilling, maturing and blending great quality rum in Bundaberg as we have done for the last 125 years." [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

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