City of Canterbury BankstownCommunity profile

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Bankstown CBD

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bankstown CBD is 19,858, with a population density of 80.76 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bankstown CBD is bounded by Glassop Street, Brancourt Avenue, the Hume Highway, Chapel Road North, Heath Street, Sir Joseph Banks Street and Greenacre Road in the north, Stacey Street, Stanley Street, Leonard Street, Macauley Avenue, Marshall Street and Ruse Park in the east, Hoskins Avenue, Chapel Road South, Shenton Avenue and Northam Avenue in the south, and Oxford Avenue, Marion Street, the railway line, Brancourt Avenue, Reynolds Avenue and Avon Street in the west.

Name origin

Bankstown is named in honour of Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s. Land was used mainly for timber-getting, farming and market gardening. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth through to the early 1900s, spurred by the construction of railway lines. Rapid expansion took place during the 1920s and early 1930s. Significant development occurred during the immediate post-war years. Substantial growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population doubling between 1991 and 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area. Growth in recent years has largely been from infill (medium and high density housing) and town centre development.

Land use

Bankstown CBD is a residential and commercial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Bankstown CBD, Bankstown Central Shopping Centre, TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (Bankstown College), Bankstown Arts Centre, Council offices (Bankstown Customer Service Centre), Bankstown City Gardens (Memorial Park), Bankstown Sporting Hall of Fame, Alice Reserve, Archer Crescent Park, Court House Reserve, Griffith Park, McLeod Reserve & Friendship Gardens, Paul Keating Park, R M Campbell Park, Rotary International Garden, the Bankstown railway station and numerous schools.

Included areas

Bankstown CBD is the Central Business District part of the suburb of Bankstown, with the remaining part of the suburb included in the Bankstown Balance small area.