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East Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for East Ward is 61,951, with a population density of 41.98 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

East Ward 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, Koala Road and Punchbowl Road in the east, Canterbury Road, Fairford Road, Stacey Street, Macauley Avenue, Chapel Road South and Eldridge Road in the south, and Gleeson Avenue, Augusta Street, Clarence Street, Marion Street, the railway line, the Hume Highway and Rookwood Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, farming and market gardening. Growth was minimal until the late 1800s and early 1900s, spurred by improved access. Significant development occurred during the immediate post-war years. The population increased from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly high and medium density housing.

Land use

East Ward is an established residential area, with industrial areas in the north, and several commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Bankstown CBD, Centro Bankstown (shopping centre), Chullora Marketplace, the retail area along Waterloo Road, TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (Bankstown College and Lidcombe College Chullora Campus), Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, Bankstown Arts Centre, Council offices, Chullora Resource Recovery Park, RSPCA Veterinary Hospital Sydney - Yagoona, Greenacre Leisure Centre, Bankstown City Gardens (Memorial Park), Bankstown City Sports Complex, Alice Reserve, Allum Park, Apex Park, Archer Crescent Park, Arthur Park, Bromley Reserve, Cos Egan Reserve, Court House Reserve, Dorothy Park, Gardenia Avenue Reserve, Gosling Park, Greenacre Heights Reserve, Griffith Park, Lockwood Park, McLeod Reserve & Friendship Gardens, Mount Lewis Reserve, Norfolk Reserve, Northcote Reserve, Paul Keating Park, R M Campbell Park, Roberts Park, Rotary International Garden, Salamander Reserve, Salmon Reserve, Stevens Reserve, Windsor Park, Wood Park and numerous schools.

Included areas

East Ward includes the suburbs of Chullora and Mount Lewis, the Bankstown City parts of the suburbs of Greenacre and Punchbowl, and parts of the suburbs of Bankstown, Condell Park and Yagoona.