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Acacia Gardens - Parklea

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Acacia Gardens - Parklea is 7,461, with a population density of 36.34 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Acacia Gardens - Parklea is bounded by Parklea Correctional Centre and Canyon Drive in the north, Sunnyholt Road in the east, Westlink (M7) in the south and a line running parallel between Alamar Crescent and Sampson Crescent, Wilson Road, Quakers Hill Parkway and the reserve in the west.

Name origin

Acacia Gardens was named to reflect the rural quality of the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1900s when land was subdivided. Population was minimal until the post-war years. Significant development occurred during the 1990s. The population continued to increase substantially between 2001 and 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Acacia Gardens - Parklea is a recent residential area, with a prison in the northern section.

Major features

Major features of the area include Parklea Correctional Centre, Davison Reserve, Waite Reserve and Quakers Hill East Public School.