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Epping Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Epping Ward is 44,090, with a population density of 33.97 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Epping Ward is bounded by the Hills (M2) Motorway in the north, Terrys Creek in the east, Blaxland Road, Ball Avenue, Wingate Avenue, Epping Avenue, Terry Road, Marsden Road, Morris Street, Perry Street, Alexander Street, Yates Avenue and Fullford Street in the south, and Quarry Road, David Street, Evans Road, Brand Street, Howard Street, the railway line and Pennant Hills Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1790s when the first land grants were made, with land used mainly for timber-getting, farming and orcharding. Population was minimal until the 1880s, aided by the opening of the railway line. Growth continued during the early 1900s. The most significant development occurred in the post-war period, particularly during the 1960s. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.

Land use

Epping Ward is an established residential area, with commercial areas around the railway station.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Epping Town Centre, Carlingford Court Shopping Centre, Carlingford Village Shopping Centre, Epping Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Carlingford Bowling Sports & Recreation Club, Edna Hunt Sanctuary, Avonlea Drive Park, Basil Cook Reserve, Bingara Park, Boronia Park, Cox Park, Curtis Oval, David Hamilton Reserve, David Scott Reserve, Dence Park, Don Stewart Park, Duncan Park, Dundas Park, Dunrossil Park, Eileen Mahoney Reserve, Eric Mobbs Memorial Park, Forest Park, Fred Spurway Park, Galaringi Reserve, George Harley Reserve, James Hoskin Reserve, Kilpack Park, Kim Rutherford Reserve, Lachlan Macquarie Park, Loftus Square Park, Lynbrae Reserve, Maida Park, McMullen Avenue Park, Mobbs Lane Reserve, Orchard Road Reserve, Pembroke Street Park, Ray Park, Robin Street Park, Roselea Park, Sir Thomas Mitchell Reserve, Skenes Avenue Reserve, Somerville Park, Talinga Park, Tripoli Avenue Park, Vimiera Park, West Epping Park, Yarramar Reserve, Rapanea Community Forest, the Epping railway station and numerous schools.

Included areas

Epping Ward encompasses the suburb of Epping, the City of Parramatta parts of the suburbs of Beecroft, Cheltenham and Eastwood, part of the suburb of Dundas Valley, and part of the City of Parramatta section of the suburb of Carlingford.