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Winston Hills
Sydney

New South Wales, Australia

Population: 7,000
Postcode: 2153
Location: 28 km (17 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA: City of Parramatta
Federal Division: Mitchell
Suburbs around Winston Hills:
Seven Hills Baulkham Hills Baulkham Hills
Seven Hills Winston Hills Northmead
Toongabbie Old Toongabbie Constitution Hill


Winston Hills is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Winston Hills is located 28 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Parramatta and the Greater Western Sydney region.

HistoryEdit

Winston Hills was named after Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874–1965) during World War II. With the name being preferred to Churchill Hills. In the early days, this area was named Model Farms (a name retained in a local high school - see below) as this was the area where a model farm was developed to show settlers the types of crops that could be grown in different seasons.

Development of the suburb began in the 1960s, and there is little undeveloped land left. In 2009 the last remaining large parcel of vacant land, at Buckleys Hill, started to be developed. There is not much natural bushland left in the suburb, except for the creek corridors, like Toongabbie Creek. It was transferred from the local government area of the City of Blacktown to the City of Parramatta in 1972.

Some streets are named after great writers such as Bronte Place, Shelley Street, Twain Street and Homer Street which also links to other street names from Greek mythology such as Troy Place, Hera Place, Nestor Street, Ixion Street, Eros Place and Atlas Place. Other group of streets are named after great scientists Einstein, Volta, Lister, Edison and Marconi or Biblical figures such as Goliath, Gideon and Esther.[1]

A residence on Oakes Road was sold December 2011. This poperty had been owned by the late Frank Whiting. The building on the site was once the accommodation for the staff who worked on the dairy situated on Oakes Road up to what is now Rebecca Parade. This dairy was operated by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. It operated during the Second World War years. Frank purchased the property when the dairy closed in the late 1940s and Frank clearly remembered the One Tree Hill Golf course that ran from behind the dairy along what is now Rebecca Parade and Goliath Avenue up to Old Windsor Road.

Commercial areaEdit

Winston Hills Mall is a shopping centre that features a Big W discount department store, Woolworths supermarket, Coles supermarket, Aldi supermarket, over 75 specialty shops and a food court. "The Winston" is a pub and restaurant located next to the shopping mall. Further east along Caroline Chisholm Drive is a small shopping centre known as the Chisholm Centre. On the southern side of the hill is a small shopping centre called the Lomond Centre.

SchoolsEdit

Primary Schools

Winston Hills Public School[2]
Built in 1970, Winston Hills Public School was originally considered to be called "Model Farms Public School" due
to the original name of the area which had been changed only a few years earlier to "Winston Hills".
Winston Heights Public School[3]
St Paul the Apostle[4]

Senior Schools

Model Farms High School

Sport and recreationEdit

Winston Hills has Girl Guides, Scouts, rugby league, baseball, football and netball clubs. The football club (The Bears) is one of the largest in suburban Sydney.

In 2010, the Winston Hills Girl Guides joined worldwide celebrations for the centenary (100th birthday) of the Guiding movement during the nationally acclaimed 'Year of the Girl Guide'. The Winston Hills Scouts also mark the 40th anniversary for their district.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 272
  2. ^ Winston Hills Public School
  3. ^ Winston Heights Public School
  4. ^ St Paul the Apostle

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 33°46′39″S 150°58′40″E / -33.77747, 150.97788


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