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Dundas Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Dundas Ward is 41,444, with a population density of 33.56 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Dundas Ward is bounded by Pennant Hills Road in the north, the railway line, Howard Street, Brand Street, Evans Road, David Street, Quarry Road, Fullford Street, Yates Avenue, Alexander Street, Perry Street, Morris Street and Marsden Road in the east, Victoria Road in the south, and Church Street and Pennant Hills Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1790s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1850s. Rapid growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s, aided by the opening of the railway line. Significant development occurred from the 1950s into the 1970s, including public housing construction. The population increased from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Dundas Ward is an established residential area, with an industrial area in the south, a small military area in the east, and several small commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include the University of Western Sydney (Parramatta Campus), Allowah Presbyterian Children’s Hospital, Oatlands Golf Club, Dundas Sports Club, Dundas Station Shopping Centre, Waratah Shopping Centre, Oatlands House, Burnside Gardens Community Centre, Dundas Community Centre, Acacia Park, Albert Brown Park, Barton Park, Burnside Reserve, Collett Park, Cowells Lane Reserve, Dan Mahoney Reserve, Doyle Ground, Eccles Park, Elizabeth Macarthur Park, Fred Robertson Park, George Gollan Reserve, Homelands Reserve, Jenkins Street Reserve, Jim Crowgay Reserve, Johnston Park, Keith McKinnon Park, Lachlan Macquarie Park, Lockyer Reserve, New Settlers Park, Old Saleyards Reserve, P H Jeffrey Reserve, Ponds Creek Reserve, Robertson Park, Rock Farm Reserve, Rosslyn Blay Park, Sherwin Park, Sturt Park, Subiaco Creek Reserve, Symonds Avenue Reserve, Telopea Skate Park, The Nolan Oval, Thomas Wemyss Park, Thomas Williams Reserve, Tynan Park, Upjohn Park, Vineyard Creek Reserve, Walter Brown Park, Walter Lawry Methodist Memorial Park, Williams Reserve, the Dundas and Telopea railway stations, Sydney Bible Baptist College and numerous schools.

Included areas

Dundas Ward encompasses the suburbs of Dundas, Oatlands and Telopea, and parts of the suburbs of Carlingford, Dundas Valley, Ermington, North Parramatta, Parramatta and Rydalmere.