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Prestons, New South Wales

Coordinates: 33°56′34″S 150°52′16″E / 33.94286°S 150.87116°E / -33.94286; 150.87116
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Prestons
SydneyNew South Wales
Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School
Map
Population15,313 (2016 census)[1]
Established1972
Postcode(s)2170[2]
Location37 km (23 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Liverpool
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Werriwa
Suburbs around Prestons:
Hinchinbrook Miller Cartwright
Hoxton Park Prestons Lurnea
Horningsea Park Edmondson Park Casula

Prestons is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 37 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Liverpool.

History[edit]

Prestons was named after a local Irish family who in the 1910s ran a small post office on the corner of Romana Square (which has since been removed in the urbanization stages of Preston's development). The family's maiden name was Preston and they were well known for being friendly and helpful to the small community, donating food and household items to those in need. Hence, their name became synonymous with the post office and in 1972, it officially became the name of the suburb.[3][4]

Schools[edit]

Ash Road

Schools in the suburb include Dalmeny and Prestons Public School. Private schools include, William Carey Christian School, Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School and the former Sule College, now known as Amity College.

Transport[edit]

Prestons is situated at an important road junction (Sir Roden Cutler VC Memorial Interchange) where the M5 South Western Motorway from the city meets the Hume Motorway heading towards Canberra and Melbourne and the Westlink M7 heading towards Mount Druitt and northern Sydney. All three roads can be accessed from Camden Valley Way, which also connects Prestons to Liverpool and Camden. The M7 can also be accessed from Bernera Road. Prestons is serviced by trains to the city via Granville and the Airport from Glenfield and Edmondson Park stations. Transit Systems provides three bus services to Liverpool via different routes.[5] One of these, route 850, also connects to Narellan.[6]

Sport[edit]

The Prestons Cricket Club (Hornets) operates from Amalfi Park, since it was founded in 1968. Prestons Robins Little Athletics operates every Wednesday and Friday nights at the new park on Ash Road during summer months.

People[edit]

According to the 2016 Australian census, Prestons had a population of 15 315 people. The most common countries of birth, other than Australia (53.1%), were Fiji (7.4%), Philippines (3.9%), India (3.1%), Vietnam (1.8%) and New Zealand (1.8%). The most common foreign languages spoken at home were Hindi (9.0%), Arabic (6.5%) and Spanish (3.3%). While Catholicism was the most common religion (32.2%), Islam was the second most common with 14.6%, ahead of Hinduism with 9.6%.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Prestons (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Prestons Postcode Australia Post
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8
  4. ^ "Prestons". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 June 2009. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "Interline Network Map" (PDF). Interline Bus Services. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Interline route 850". Transport for NSW.

33°56′34″S 150°52′16″E / 33.94286°S 150.87116°E / -33.94286; 150.87116