Rankin Park, New South Wales

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Rankin Park
NewcastleNew South Wales
Population 2,451 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,750/km2 (4,530/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2287
Area 1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 11 km (7 mi) W of Newcastle
LGA(s)
Parish Newcastle
State electorate(s) Wallsend
Federal Division(s) Charlton
Suburbs around Rankin Park:
Elermore Vale
Cardiff Heights Rankin Park New Lambton Heights
New Lambton Heights

Rankin Park /ˈrnkən/ is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 11 kilometres (7 mi) west of Newcastle's central business district. It is split between the City of Lake Macquarie and City of Newcastle local government areas.

The suburb began as a housing estate named Cambridge Hills Estate. The local preschool on McCaffrey Drive, formerly a sales office for the estate, retains the former estate's name.

The east of the suburb contains George McGregor Park, a 19.66-hectare (48.58-acre) bushland reserve named after the late, former South Wallsend Progress Association member, George McGregor, is managed by the City of Newcastle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Rankin Park". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 

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Coordinates: 32°55′55″S 151°40′05″E / 32.932°S 151.668°E / -32.932; 151.668