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Macquarie Fields

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Macquarie Fields is 14,328, with a population density of 15.81 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Macquarie Fields is bounded by Bunbury Curran Creek in the north, the Georges River in the east and south-east, the suburb of Ingleburn and Henderson Road in the south-west, and the railway line in the west.

Name origin

Macquarie Fields is named after Governor Lachlan Macquarie.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, with land used mainly for farming. Land was first subdivided in the 1880s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s, including public housing construction. Growth began to slow during the 1980s and early 1990s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2006, and was then relatively stable between 2006 and 2011, a result of little change in dwelling stock.

Land use

Macquarie Fields is a predominantly residential area, with a water purification plant in the north-east, and rural-residential areas in the south-east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Glenquarie Shopping Centre, Macquarie Fields Leisure & Swimming Centre, TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (Macquarie Fields College), Apex Community Park, Bass Reserve, Bensley Reserve, Bob Prenter Reserve, Caley Reserve, Fields Reserve, Flinders Reserve, Glenwood Park, Hazlett Park, Hyacinth Reserve, James Meehan Park, Loftus Reserve, Macquarie Fields Park, Milton Park, Simmo’s Beach, Wombat Willows and numerous schools.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the suburbs of Macquarie Fields and Long Point.