Spring Farm, New South Wales

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Spring Farm
SydneyNew South Wales
Springs Lake.jpg
Springs Lake in Spring Farm
Spring Farm is located in New South Wales
Spring Farm
Spring Farm
Coordinates 34°4′19″S 150°43′5″E / 34.07194°S 150.71806°E / -34.07194; 150.71806Coordinates: 34°4′19″S 150°43′5″E / 34.07194°S 150.71806°E / -34.07194; 150.71806
Population 1,189 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2570
Location 60 km (37 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Camden Council
Region Macarthur
State electorate(s) Camden
Federal Division(s) Hume
Suburbs around Spring Farm:
Elderslie Narellan Narellan Vale
Camden Spring Farm Mount Annan
Camden South Camden Park Menangle Park

Spring Farm is a suburb of the Macarthur Region of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia in Camden Council. It is on the east side of the Nepean River. Until recently, it was mainly farmland with a winery, an electricity substation and the Spring Farm Advanced Resource Recovery Facility, but it is currently in the process of suburban redevelopment.

History[edit]

The area now known as Spring Farm was probably originally home to the Tharawal people, based in the Illawarra region, although the Western Sydney-based Darug people and the Southern Highlands-based Gandangara people were also known to have inhabited the greater Camden area. Very early relations with British settlers were cordial but as farmers started clearing and fencing the land affecting food resources in the area, clashes between the groups arose until 1816 when a number of indigenous people were massacred and the remainder retreated from direct conflict with the settlers.[2]

In 1805, wool pioneer John Macarthur, was granted 5,000 acres (20 km²) at Cowpastures. After the land was cleared, it was used for farming for most of the next 200 years until Sydney's suburban sprawl reached the town of Camden and the farmland was subdivided into housing blocks.

Transport[edit]

Spring Farm is off the Camden Bypass.[3] There are a number of bus services controlled by Busabout Sydney[4] that run through the suburb. The nearest railway station is Macarthur.

Landmarks[edit]

Springs Lake[edit]

Springs Lake South Boardwalk

Springs Lake is a man made lake in Spring Farm with a timber boardwalk, and picnic facilities. [5]

Spring Farm Dog Park[edit]

Spring Farm Dog Park opened in July 2016 and can be located next to Springs Lake near Burrell Road. [6] [7]

Governance[edit]

Spring Farm lies in the south ward of Camden Council, currently represented by Debby Dewbery, Eva Campbell and Greg Copeland. The suburb is contained within the federal electorate of Division of Hume, represented by Angus Taylor (Liberal), and the state electorate of Camden, currently held by Chris Patterson (Liberal).

Education[edit]

There is one public school in the area. Spring Farm Public School was built in 2016 and is located on Barley Road. [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Spring Farm (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 April 2015.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "The History of Camden". Camden Historical Society. Retrieved 14 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Camden Bypass Narellan". Camden Bypass Narellan - Sydney West - Projects. Roads and Maritime Services. 
  4. ^ "Campbelltown and Camden bus network map" (PDF). Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Masterplan". Spring Farm Riverside. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Camden council opens new dog park at Spring Farm". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "New dog park for Camden Council". Dogs Life. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Contact us". Spring Farm Public School. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 

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