Parramatta LGA - Wards, Origin of Suburbs & Street Names

On 12 May 2016, the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “City of Parramatta Council”. The new council population is 215,725, with 5 wards. There are 39 suburbs within  5 wards. Some suburbs are shared with other councils. The land area is 82 kilometre square.

Origin of Street Names is a work in progress.

By proclamation, the City of Parramatta has been divided into five electoral areas known as Wards:

  1. Parramatta Ward
  2. Epping Ward
  3. Dundas Ward
  4. North Rocks
  5. Rosehill Ward

 

Parramatta Ward

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Parramatta Ward is 50,136, with a population density of 29.33 persons per hectare. The land area is 15 kilometre square, that’s 1,479 hectares.

Suburbs:

Parramatta                                                        Westmead (shared)

Northmead                                                        Constitution Hill

Wentworthville (shared)                                   Pendle Hill (shared)

Old Toongabbie and Toongabbie (shared)      Seven Hills (shared)

Parramatta Ward

Parramatta Ward

Dundas Ward

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Dundas Ward is 41,829, with a population density of 29.41 persons per hectare. The land area is 12 kilometre square, that is 1,235 hectares.

Suburbs:

Dundas                                            Telopea

Oatlands                                          Ermington

Dundas Ward

Dundas Ward

North Rocks

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for North Rocks Ward is 40,578, with a population density of 19.54 persons per hectare. The land area is 18 kilometre square, that’s 1,829 hectares.

Suburbs:

North Parramatta                                                 Carlingford

Winston Hills                                                        North Rocks (shared)

Baulkham Hills (shared)

North Rocks Ward

North Rocks Ward

Epping Ward

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Epping Ward is 41,137, with a population density of 28.05 persons per hectare. The land area is 13 kilometre square, that is 1,298 hectares.

Suburbs:

Epping

Dundas Valley

Beecroft (shared)

Cheltenham (shared)

Eastwood (shared)

Epping Ward

Epping Ward

Rosehill Ward

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Rosehill Ward is 56,407, with a population density of 16.56 persons per hectare. The land area is 25 kilometre square, that is 2,546 hectares.

Suburbs:

Mays Hill (shared)                              Merrylands (shared)

Holroyd (shared)                                Harris Park

Granville (shared)                               Clyde

Rosehill                                               Camellia

Rydalmere                                          Auburn (shared)

Melrose Park                                      Wentworth Point

Sydney Olympic Park                         Lidcombe (shared)

Newington                                           Silverwater

Rosehill Ward

Rosehill Ward

A Brief History – Parramatta Local Government Area – Suburbs

Mays Hill – A Brief History

Mays Hill Source Six Maps A small suburb to the south-west of Parramatta CBD, the area is administered by Cumberland Council and the City of Parramatta. The boundaries of the triangular shaped suburb are the Great Western Highway, Steele Street, Banks Street, Burnett...

Harris Park – A Brief History

Harris Park Source: Six Maps The suburb of Harris Park is located south of the Parramatta River and east of the Parramatta CBD. It is part of the Rosehill Ward of the City of Parramatta. The name derives from the property of John Harris which together with the grants...

Oatlands – A Brief History

West Dundas (now known as Oatlands), in 1943: Image: https://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/ Oatlands is a suburb of the City of Parramatta local government area, located around 1km west of Telopea Railway Station, and bounded by the James Ruse Bypass and Kissing Point,...

Cheltenham – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Cheltenham. Source: Six Maps The suburb of Cheltenham lies to the northeast of the Parramatta CBD and is administered in the main, by Hornsby Shire Council. Formerly part of Hornsby Shire prior to 2016, the small strip of land along the corridor...

Seven Hills – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Seven Hills. Source: Six Maps The suburb of Seven Hills lies to the northwest of the Parramatta CBD and is administered in the main, by Blacktown City Council. Formerly part of Blacktown prior to 2016, the strip of land along northern bank of...

Pendle Hill – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Pendle Hill. Source: Six Maps The suburb of Pendle Hill is located to the north-west of the Parramatta CBD and since 2016, the suburb has been administered jointly by the City of Parramatta and Cumberland Council. The area included in the...

Westmead – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Westmead. Source: Six Maps A suburb located to the west of Parramatta CBD, the administration of the area is shared between the City of Parramatta and Cumberland Council. The area is bounded by Briens Road, Toongabbie Creek and the Parramatta...

Northmead – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Northmead. Source: Six Maps Northmead is a residential suburb to the north of the Parramatta CBD. The irregularly shaped boundary follows the course of Old Windsor Road, Toongabbie Creek, Northmead Gully and Windsor Road on the western side, along...

Epping – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Epping. Source: Six Maps Epping is a suburb north of Eastwood, south of Cheltenham, west of Marsfield and east of Carlingford within the City of Parramatta Council. The area called Epping was once part of the extensive district of Pennant Hills in...

Beecroft – A Brief History

1943 aerial photograph of Beecroft. Source: Six Maps Beecroft is a 5.1km2 suburb in northern Sydney bounded by the Hills (M2) Motorway in the north, the waterway in the east, generally by Plympton Road, Norwood Avenue, Karril Avenue and North Rocks Road in the south,...

Auburn – A Brief History

1943 aerial photograph of Auburn (Source: Six Maps) LGA(s) and wards City of Parramatta - Rosehill Ward and shared with Cumberland Council (formerly Auburn City Council) - Regents Park Ward and South Granville Ward State electorates  Auburn...

Holroyd – A Brief History

1943 aerial photograph of Holroyd N.S.W. Source: Six Maps Holroyd is a small western Sydney suburb located in the Cumberland Council local government area (Granville ward) and a small section being part of the City of Parramatta Council LGA (Rosehill ward) as...

Images From Our Collection