City of Canada Bay area

The City of Canada Bay
The City of Canada Bay
The City of Canada Bay is located in the inner-western suburbs of Sydney, about 6-12 kilometres from the Sydney GPO. The City of Canada Bay is bounded by the Parramatta River in the north and east, the Municipality of Ashfield, the Burwood and Strathfield Council areas in the south and the Auburn Council in the west. The City of Canada Bay includes the suburbs of Abbotsford, Breakfast Point, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Chiswick, Concord, Concord West, Drummoyne, Five Dock, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, North Strathfield, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield (part) and Wareemba.

Canada Bay name is named in remembrance of the 58 French Canadian prisoners deported in 1840, following the Lower Canada Rebellion.

The City of Canada Bay is a predominately residential area, but also has significant commercial and industrial areas. The City of Canada Bay encompasses a total area of 20 square kilometres, including many parks, reserves and foreshores. 

The original inhabitants of the Canada Bay area were the Wangal clan of the Eora Aboriginal people. European settlement dates from 1793, with land used mainly for farming. Residential growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s, aided by improved access and industrial growth. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population was relatively stable between 1991 and 1996, then increased from nearly 54,000 in 1996 to over 65,000 in 2006. Recent growth has been largely due to the redevelopment of previous industrial sites into residential developments, particularly high density housing. Population growth is expected to continue, especially in the Rhodes and Breakfast Point areas.

Major features of the City include the Parramatta River, Birkenhead Point Shopping Centre, Rhodes Shopping Centre, Yaralla Dame Eadith Walker Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord Golf Club and many parks and reserves. The City is served by the Western Motorway, Parramatta Road and the main northern railway line.

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