About the Area

BEXLEY & BEXLEY NORTH

NAME ORIGIN

Bexley & Bexley North is named after a village in Kent, England.

LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES

Bexley is bounded generally by Stoney Creek Road, Bardwell Creek, George Street and Sackville Street in the north, generally by Villiers Street, Forest Road, Frederick Street, Watkin Street and Harrow Road in the east, generally by Warialda Street, Henry Street, Willison Road and Ethel Street in the south, and Croydon Road in the west. Bexley North is bounded by Wolli Creek in the north, generally by a line running continuous of Benjamin Street in the east, Bardwell Creek, Preddys Road and generally by Stoney Creek Road in the south, and a line running between Staples Street and Laycock Street in the west.

SETTLEMENT HISTORY

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s when several farms were established. Some housing was built from the 1840s, with residential subdivision in 1856. Growth, especially of large homes built by wealthy merchants, occurred from the 1880s, with development spurred by the opening of the railway line in 1884. Significant growth occurred in the interwar period and continued through to the 1940s. The population has increased gradually since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

LAND USE

Bexley is an established residential area with parklands, reserves and some commercial land use along Forest Road. Bexley North is an established residential area, with parklands and reserves, and a commercial area near the railway station.

MAJOR FEATURES

Major features of the area include Bexley Swimming Centre, Bexley Golf Club, Doll Hospital, A E Watson Reserve, Bexley Oval, Bexley Park, Evatt Park, Flynns Reserve, Kingsland Road Reserve, Seaforth Park, Prime Ministers Walk, Marist College Kogarah and a number of other schools. Bexley North major features of the area include The Salvation Army Booth College, Kingsgrove - Bexley North Community Centre, Bardwell Valley Parklands, Gilchrist Park, Kingsgrove Avenue Reserve, Shaw Street Reserve, Stotts Reserve and one school.

COMMUNITY FEATURES:

St Gabriel's Catholic School, St Mary and St Mina's Coptic Orthodox College, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Marist College Kogarah, Bexley North Public School

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