Sefton, New South Wales

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Sefton Railway Station

Sefton, a suburb of local government area City of Bankstown, is located 23 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, and is a part of the Western Sydney region. Sefton shares the postcode of 2162 with the neighbouring suburb of Chester Hill.

History

The name Sefton was taken from Sefton in Merseyside, England. [1] James Wood gave the name 'Sefton Park' to the 340 acre of land granted to him in 1839. Prior to subdivision, Sefton was an area of market gardens, orchards and poultry farms. It was the birthplace of property group Stockland in 1952.

Transport and commercial area

Sefton railway station is on the Bankstown Line of the Sydney Trains network. There is a small shopping centre clustered around the railway station including Sefton Growers Market, Sefton Newsagency and a Thai/Australian bistro adjacent to the newsagency.

Schools

Sefton Infants School is a small public school catering for years Kindergarten to Year 2 and also includes a pre-school. Sefton High School is a co-educational, partially selective, high school with just over 1000 students. Sefton's selective-school section operates from years 7-10 and years 11-12 are integrated into the community section of the school. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School is a co-educational primary school catering from Kindergarten to Year 6 and is adjacent to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Sport and recreation

A number of sporting facilities are located around Sefton. This includes Jensen Oval and Sefton Golf Course. Sefton Golf Course [2] is a council-owned 18-hole par-3 course on 15.6 hectares and is open all year round.

Population

In the 2011 census, Sefton's population was recorded as 5,230, of whom 51.6% were born in Australia—typical of the Bankstown area and other south-western suburbs of Sydney. It is a culturally diverse community whose residents speak over 60 different languages. The most common countries of birth other than Australia include Vietnam (13.2%) and Lebanon (7.6%).[3]

Politics

At the state level, Sefton is part of the electoral district of Bankstown. At the federal level, Sefton is part of the electoral Division of Blaxland.

Culture

In 2008, it was a filming location for the international, award winning and critically acclaimed television drama series East West 101.

References

  1. A Pictorial History of Canterbury Bankstown
  2. Sefton Golf Course
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