Sydney, New South Wales
Box Road, Jannali viewing east up shopping strip.
|Population||5,955 (2011 census)|
|Location||28 km (17 mi) south of Sydney CBD|
|Federal Division(s)||Hughes, Cook|
Jannali is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Jannali is located 28 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire. The postcode is 2226, which it shares with neighbouring Como and Bonnet Bay. The majority of land use in Jannali is residential and bushland reserve, while the suburb is bisected by the north-south railway line. The majority of Jannali's enterprises are located within close proximity to the suburb's railway station.
The area began to develop with the arrival of the railway line in 1884. However, the railway station at Jannali was not built until 1931. The department of railways paid for the construction of the railway station and ramps while the local council paid for the road bridge over the line at the southern end of the station. This attracted residents to the suburb and many more homes were built after World War II when blocks of land were offered to returned servicemen.
Jannali had a 10-court squash centre between 1978 and 2001. The building has been demolished and offices and apartments built on the site. During the existence of the squash centre, Jannali Squash Club, who leased courts at the centre, produced many players of first grade standard and in the mid-1980s was considered Sydney's leading Squash Club and one of the strongest in Australia.
Jannali railway station is on the Illawarra line of the Sydney Trains network. Access to the platform for city-bound trains and the railway ticket office is off Janalli Avenue, while access to platform for south-bound trains is off Railway Crescent.
Commercial and community-based enterprises
Shops and commercial businesses provide a broad range of services to the Jannali community. Most are centred on the main transport hub of the railway station and the bridge over the railway line. This bridge provides the only link for both automotive and pedestrian movement between the eastern and western portions of the Jannali community.
While the majority of enterprises are located on the eastern side of the railway line, i.e., along Railway Crescent and Box Road, further enterprises are located in White Street (off Railway Crescent). A small group of business are situated in Jannali Avenue on the western side of the railway line, as is Sutherland Shire Council's Kurranulla Aboriginal Resources Centre and the community hall.
An inventory of enterprises and their locations, as at April 2012, shows the following:
Box Road: cafes; bakeries, cakes and pattisseries; bank; chiropractor; church-based community care organisation; computers; delicatessen; discount and bargain shops; dry cleaner, repairs and alterations; footwear; fruit and vegetables; gifts and homewares; hair, nails and beauty salons; hot chicken; hot-bread; medical centres; music tuition and recording; petrol and mechanical services station; pharmacy; real estate agencies; restaurants (Chinese-Malaysian-Indian, Indonesian, Thai and sushi); seafood; small supermarkets; surfwear; take-away food shops; travel; women's clothing; veterinary clinic; and, video hire shop. Automatic teller machines are at several locations.
Railway Crescent: art gallery and studio; butcher; cafes; community church resource centre (in lane); dentists; dry cleaners, repairs and alterations; florist; gluten-free bakery (in lane); hair salons; motor inn, hotel and liquor outlet; medical centres, op-shop; optometrist; pharmacy; physiotherapy and sports injury clinic, pizza; post office; projects and promotions; restaurants (Chinese and Italian); shoes; shoe repairs;
White Street: accountant; hair studio; kitchen and robe manufacturer (in lane); music tuition; office suites; pathologist; weight loss (in lane); women's only gymnasium; take-away and restaurant (Italian); hair studio; investments;
Jannali Avenue: barber; cafe; car clinic; hair salon; papers and magazines kiosk; pet grooming; podiatrist; real estate agencies; and, a toy restoration centre.
The residential streets feature many houses, units and local reserves which contain a diversity of flora and fauna. Jannali Reserve is a large recreational area on the western border, a good sized area for the kids to play and the parents to watch while they relax on the seats. Popular playgrounds in the area include Charles Orwin Reserve (2 Davey Street, Jannali) and Alice Street Reserve (8 Alice Street, Jannali).
The suburb has three public schools: the Jannali High School, Jannali Public School & Jannali East Public School. The Jannali High School was formed in 1992 from the amalgamation of Jannali Girls' High School (1953) and Jannali Boys' High School (1956). Jannali East primary opened in 1956.
The St George & Sutherland Community College (SGSCC) is housed in the former Jannali Girls High School grounds. SGSCC has over 40 staff and operates a range of courses including leisure, work skills, disability, international, school-age coaching, English, including courses at Diploma to Certificate IV levels.
The local soccer team is Como-West-Jannali Junior Soccer Club, based at Jannali Oval. Jannali also has a baseball club known as the "Comets", based at the playing fields at Soldiers Rd. The local rugby league team is the Como-Jannali Crocodiles who are based at Scylla Bay Oval in nearby Como.
As part of the boom in Squash in the late 1970s, on 30 October 1978, a new, state-of-the-art squash centre was opened by local Member of Parliament. Maurie Keane at 48-54 Railway Crescent. The centre featured 10 competition squash courts, a gymnasium, and sports therapist underneath. The centre closed in 2001, the squash boom having long ended, however during its time, the Jannali Squash Club rose to be one of the strongest in the country, winning several men's and women's first grade premierships and at times reaching over 200 playing members from Jannali and neighbouring suburbs.
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At the 2011 census, there were 5,955 residents in Jannali. Around three quarters of residents were born in Australia, with the top other countries of birth being England 4.6%, New Zealand 1.6% and China 1.5%. The top responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 29.2%, Anglican 24.4% and No Religion 19.3%. The median weekly household income of $1,550 was slightly higher than the national figure of $1,234. There was a high rate of public transport use, with 26.4% of people travelling to work by train or bus.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Jannali (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
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- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 133
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- Sutherland Shire street names
- Jannali - NSW Australia
- SGSCC - St George & Sutherland Community College
- Sutherland shire map; Jannali map Enter suburb name under in search box.