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Greenacre - Chullora

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Greenacre - Chullora is 24,461, with a population density of 30.93 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Greenacre - Chullora is bounded by the northern boundary of the Chullora rail workshops and the Hume Highway in the north, Roberts Road, Moondo Street, Drew Street, Roberts Road, Juno Parade, Punchbowl Road and Koala Road in the east, Wattle Street, Waterloo Road and Old Kent Road in the south, and Stacey Street and Rookwood Road in the west.

Name origin

Greenacre is named after a small cultivated area along the first road through the area. Greenacre was originally known as East Bankstown.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Growth was minimal until the early 1900s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, aided by public housing construction in Greenacre. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Greenacre - Chullora is an established residential and industrial area, with some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Chullora Marketplace, the retail area along Waterloo Road, TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (Lidcombe College Chullora Campus), Chullora Resource Recovery Park, RSPCA Veterinary Hospital Sydney - Yagoona, Greenacre Leisure Centre, Allum Park, Bromley Reserve, Gosling Park, Greenacre Heights Reserve, Lockwood Park, Norfolk Reserve, Northcote Reserve, Roberts Park, Windsor Park and numerous schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Greenacre is located in the Strathfield Council area.