Mount Lewis, New South Wales

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Mount Lewis
SydneyNew South Wales
Mount Lewis Reserve.JPG
Mount Lewis Reserve
Mount Lewis is located in New South Wales
Mount Lewis
Mount Lewis
Coordinates33°54′54″S 151°3′4″E / 33.91500°S 151.05111°E / -33.91500; 151.05111Coordinates: 33°54′54″S 151°3′4″E / 33.91500°S 151.05111°E / -33.91500; 151.05111
Population1,195 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2190
Location18 km (11 mi) from CBD
LGA(s)Canterbury-Bankstown
State electorate(s)Lakemba
Federal Division(s)Watson
Suburbs around Mount Lewis:
Greenacre Greenacre Greenacre
Bankstown Mount Lewis Punchbowl
Bankstown Punchbowl Punchbowl

Mount Lewis, a suburb of local government area Canterbury-Bankstown, is 18 km south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is a part of the South-western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Mount Lewis takes its name from the highest point in the district at Mount Lewis Reserve on Wattle Street. The origin of the name is unclear but it reflects the height which provides good views west towards the Bankstown CBD, south towards Canterbury Road and east towards the Sydney CBD skyline.[2] Thomas Collins acquired 50 acres (200,000 m2) of land in 1834/35.[3]

Commercial area[edit]

Mount Lewis is a mostly residential suburb with a few shops and commercial developments located on Wattle Street. Mount Lewis Bowling Club is located on Waterloo Road.

Schools[edit]

Mount Lewis has an infants school on Noble Avenue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Lewis (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8
  3. ^ History Suburb Names Archived 8 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine.