Bankstown NSW Australia
The City of Bankstown is
a city and Local Government Area in the Canterbury-Bankstown region
of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It consists of a number of
suburbs including Bass Hill, Greenacre, Georges Hall and Milperra,
among others. The City is bounded by the City of Parramatta and
Auburn Council to the north, the City of Fairfield and the City of
Liverpool to the west, the Sutherland Shire to the south, and the
City of Canterbury, the City of Hurstville and the Municipality of
Strathfield to the east.
Bankstown is located 20 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central
business district and is the administrative centre of the local
government area of the City of Bankstown
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Suburbs and localities of Bankstown
Bankstown, Bass Hill, Birrong, Chester
Hill, Chullora, Condell Park, East Hills, Georges Hall,
Greenacre, Milperra, Mount Lewis, Padstow, Padstow Heights,
Panania, Picnic Point, Potts Hill, Punchbowl, Revesby,
Revesby Heights, Sefton, Villawood, Yagoona.
Bankstown has one of the most ethnically
diverse communities in Australia. Home to a large Lebanese
community, Bankstown also boasts large populations of Greek,
Chinese, Vietnamese and Slavic migrants. In all, over 60 different
languages are spoken. Bankstown is considered as one of the most
multicultural areas in the country.
business district is clustered around
Bankstown Railway Station. The commercial area beside the railway
station is known as Bankstown Plaza, while the ethnic diversity of
the area has created a host of great restaurants, eateries and
(previously known as Bankstown Square), is a large shopping centre
(mall), immediately to the northeast of the railway Station. It was
first opened in 1966 and has been expanded a number of times. The
latest project was completed on 22 June 2006 and includes a new Big
W and Woolworths supermarket, a "Fresh Life food district", as well
as various specialty shops and 1000+ new parking spaces.
The Bankstown Central Library has been serving
Bankstown on its present site in The Mall since 1954. Eight years
earlier in 1946, Bankstown became the first municipality to adopt
the Library Act of 1939 by opening a Children’s Library, located at
Restwell Street. The Bankstown Central Library was demolished in
1981 to make way for a current facility which opened in 1983.
Bankstown Girls, LaSalle Catholic
College, Malek Fahd Islamic School, St Euphemia College, Sefton
High School, Southern Cross College.
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