Oran Park, New South Wales

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Oran Park
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 4,765 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2570
Location 60 km (37 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Camden Council
State electorate(s) Camden
Federal Division(s) Macarthur
Suburbs around Oran Park:
Bringelly Bringelly Rossmore
Cobbitty Oran Park Catherine Field
Harrington Park Harrington Park Currans Hill

Oran Park is a suburb of south-west Sydney, within the Macarthur Region, in the state of New South Wales, Australia in Camden Council.

History[edit]

The area now known as Oran Park was originally home to the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people. In 1805 John Macarthur established his property at Camden where he raised merino sheep.[2] The Oran Park Town housing development replaced Oran Park Raceway, which stood from 1962 - 2010. The circuit hosted the Australian Grand Prix in its pre-Formula One era and rounds of the Australian Touring Car Championship, later known as V8 Supercars.

Heritage listings[edit]

Oran Park has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Commercial Area[edit]

Oran Park has a dedicated shopping centre named Oran Park Podium. The Oran Park Podium website has lots of information on the stores and services offered to members of the community.

Housing Estate[edit]

Houses and lifestyle information can be found on the Oran Park Town website.

Population[edit]

According to the 2016 census, there were 4,765 residents in Oran Park. 68.9% of residents were born in Australia. 61.8% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Hindi 2.4% and Spanish 2.3%, The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 37.2%, No Religion 16.8%, and Anglican 14.4%.[1]

Governance[edit]

Oran Park is part of the north ward of Camden Council represented by David Funnell (currently deputy mayor of Camden), Cindy Cagney and Peter Johnson. Chris Patterson is currently the local mayor. The suburb is contained within the federal electorate of Macarthur, represented by former ultra-marathon runner Pat Farmer (Liberal), and the state electorate of Camden, currently held by former mayor Geoff Corrigan (Labor).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Oran Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 June 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "The History of Camden". Camden Council. Archived from the original on 3 April 2007. Retrieved 10 June 2007.
  3. ^ "Oran Park, New South Wales State Heritage Register (NSW SHR) Number H01695". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°00′11″S 150°44′35″E / 34.003°S 150.743°E / -34.003; 150.743