Weston, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Population||3,254 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,050/km2 (2,720/sq mi)|
|Area||3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
Weston was named after a former homestead built in the area sometime around 1835. 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.
Weston Creek Centre
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.
- St Peters (Anglican church)
- Bahá'í Faith
- Church of Christ (non-denominational)
- Uniting Church in Australia
- Sikh temple-Gurduara
Australian Defence College
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.
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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Weston, Australian Capital Territory.|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Weston (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.