Weston, Australian Capital Territory

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Weston
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Weston IBMap-MJC.png
Coordinates 35°20′17″S 149°03′32″E / 35.338°S 149.059°E / -35.338; 149.059Coordinates: 35°20′17″S 149°03′32″E / 35.338°S 149.059°E / -35.338; 149.059
Population 3,254 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,050/km2 (2,720/sq mi)
Established 1970
Postcode(s) 2611
Area 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
District Weston Creek
Territory electorate(s) Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around Weston:
Stromlo Forest Stromlo Forest Curtin
Holder Weston Lyons
Stirling, Rivett Waramanga Chifley
Cooleman Court

Weston (postcode: 2611) is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. On Census night 2011, Weston had a population of 3,254 people.[1]

Weston was named after a former homestead built in the area sometime around 1835.[2] The Weston Creek grant was once held by Captain Edward Weston the Superintendent of the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney. Streets in Weston are named after artists.[2]

Suburb amenities[edit]

Weston Creek Centre[edit]

Weston contains the central shopping area of the Weston Creek district, which includes the Cooleman Court shopping centre. Other facilities in the Weston Creek centre include a post office, petrol station, restaurants, clubs, real estate agents and many other specialty shops.

Churches[edit]

Educational institutions[edit]

Australian Defence College[edit]

The Australian Defence College's Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies (CDSS) and Australian Command and Staff College (ACSC) are both located at Weston Creek.

Geology[edit]

Deakin Volcanics green grey and purple rhyodacite mostly covers Weston. The Deakin Volcanics green grey, purple and cream rhyolite can be seen between Parkinson St and Namatjira Drive and forms a large outcrop in the park to the east of Cooleman Court. A band of pink and green rhyolitic instrusive porphyry runs across Weston from west to east. It is fault uplifted on the southern side. Deakin Volcanics red-purple and green-grey rhyodacite with spherulitic texture is along Hindmarsh Drive on the southern border of the suburb.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Weston (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 February 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.