Melrose Park, New South Wales

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Melrose Park
SydneyNew South Wales
Melrose Park Parramatta River.JPG
The Parramatta River at Melrose Park
Melrose Park is located in New South Wales
Melrose Park
Melrose Park
Coordinates 33°49′11″S 151°4′38″E / 33.81972°S 151.07722°E / -33.81972; 151.07722Coordinates: 33°49′11″S 151°4′38″E / 33.81972°S 151.07722°E / -33.81972; 151.07722
Population 1,471 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2114
Location 17 km (11 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Ryde
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Bennelong
Suburbs around Melrose Park:
Denistone West Denistone West Ryde
Ermington Melrose Park Meadowbank
Newington Homebush Bay Rhodes

Melrose Park is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, located 17 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Ryde. It is part of the Northern Suburbs area. Melrose Park sits on the northern bank of the Parramatta River.

History[edit]

Aboriginal culture[edit]

The Wallumedegal Aboriginal tribe lived in the area between the Lane Cove River and Parramatta River, which was known as Walumetta.

European settlement[edit]

Melrose Park was the name of the large housing estate established in 1937. Melrose Park is named in honour of aviator Charles James Melrose (1913–1936). He held a number of flying records, was the only solo flyer to finish the Melbourne Centenary Air Race in 1934 and helped in the unsuccessful search for Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. He died when his plane broke up in turbulence on a charter flight from Darwin to Melbourne. Streets in the suburb also recall other aviators such as Sir Alan Cobham, Jean Batten and Amy Johnson.[2]

Transport[edit]

Melrose Park is served by bus route 524, connecting the suburb to West Ryde and Parramatta. The nearest train station is Meadowbank Station, located in the centre of Meadowbank.

Redevelopment[edit]

Redevelopment underway on 20 November 2016.

In February 2016, Payce Consolidated Limitedannounced plans for a major urban renewal of the Melrose Park area. This includes the development of 5000 new apartments, new affordable housing, public parks & community facilities, as well as public transport benefits, with a new electric shuttle bus service to Meadowbank railway station and West Ryde railway station. Sustainability proposals include renewable energy generation for new homes, electric charge points for cars, as well as electric shuttle bus services & improved cycleways.[3] The redevelopment is expected to cost $5 billion.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Melrose Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 October 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 169
  3. ^ "Plans reveal exciting vision for Melrose Park in Sydney's West". Payce. Retrieved 2016-02-27. 
  4. ^ "NSW industrial market in high demand". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2016-02-27. 
  5. ^ Morris, Cathy (17 February 2016). "$5 billion urban renewal for Melrose Park". Parramatta Advertiser. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 

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