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Rosehill Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Rosehill Ward is 58,990, with a population density of 23.17 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Rosehill Ward is bounded by the railway line, Hassall Street, Harris Street, Macarthur Street and Victoria Road in the north, Wharf Road, the Parramatta River, Homebush Bay, Powells Creek and Homebush Bay Drive in the east, the Western Motorway (M4) in the south, and Burnett Street, the Great Western Highway, Good Street, Amos Street and the western edge of the former Parramatta Golf Club in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1788, with land used mainly for farming and nurseries. Population was minimal until the 1860s. Residential and industrial growth took place from the late 1800s into the early 1900s, spurred by the opening of railway lines and the establishment of the State Brickworks and the State Abattoirs (in what is now Sydney Olympic Park). The most significant development occurred in the post-war years, particularly from the 1950s, including public housing construction. The first stage of the Silverwater Correctional Centre was opened in 1970. The population of the area increased substantially from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly high and medium density housing. Extensive redevelopment occurred in the suburbs of Newington and Sydney Olympic Park from the late 1990s into the early 2000s, when much of the area was developed into sporting, recreation and entertainment facilities and the Athletes Village for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Population growth is expected to continue, particularly in the suburbs of Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point.

Land use

Rosehill Ward is a residential, industrial, maritime, recreational, entertainment, commercial and institutional area. Recent residential growth (largely from redevelopment) has taken place in the south-eastern areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Sydney Olympic Park (including ANZ Stadium, Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Sydney Olympic Park Archery Park, Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, Sydney Olympic Park Golf Driving Range, Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre, Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, Sydney Netball Central and Sydney Showground), Westfield Parramatta Shopping Centre, Ermington Shopping Centre, part of Granville Shopping Centre, Harris Park shopping area, Newington Marketplace, the Silverwater Correctional Complex (consisting of the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre, Silverwater Correctional Centre, Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre and Dawn de Laos Correctional Centre), Granville Showground, Parramatta City Raceway, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Elizabeth Farm, Hambledon Cottage, George Kendall Riverside Reserve, Newington Armory (including Armory Theatre), Monster BMX & Mountain X Course, Sydney Olympic Park Lodge, Archer Park, Bartlett Park, Bicentennial Park, Blaxland Riverside Park, Bretby Park, Bruce Miller Reserve, Burruwang Park, Cumberland Park, Deakin Park, Elizabeth Farm Reserve, Eric Primrose Reserve, Experiment Farm Reserve, Fanny Blankers - Koen Park, Foveaux Park, Hannibal Macarthur Park, Hilder Road Reserve, Hughes Avenue Reserve, Hume Park, James Ruse Reserve, John Irving Park, Jubilee Park, Mays Hill Reserve, Newington Nature Reserve, Newington Reserve, Noller Park, Ollie Webb Reserve, Parramatta Skate Park, Pierre deCoubertin Park, Robin Thomas Reserve, Rosella Park, Rydalmere Park, S Garside Park, Silverwater Park, The Park, Tristram Reserve, Wentworth Common, Wilson Park, Lake Belvedere, Waterbird Refuge, Badu Mangroves, Narawang Wetland, Nuwi Wetland, Wanngal Wetland, Wentworth Point, Bennelong Bridge, Harris Park Heritage Walk, the Parramatta River, Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf, Ermington Community Centre, the Camellia, Clyde, Granville, Harris Park, Olympic Park, Rosehill and Rydalmere railway stations and numerous schools.

Included areas

Rosehill Ward encompasses the suburbs of Camellia, Clyde, Harris Park, Newington, Rosehill, Silverwater and Wentworth Point, the City of Parramatta parts of the suburbs of Auburn, Granville, Holroyd, Lidcombe, Mays Hill, Melrose Park, Merrylands and Sydney Olympic Park, and parts of the suburbs of Parramatta and Rydalmere.