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  • Lindfield
    SydneyNew South Wales
    Waimea Road, Lindfield, New South Wales (2011-04-28) 04.jpg
    Waimea Road
    Population9,791 (2016 census)[1]
     • Density1,893.8/km2 (4,905/sq mi)
    Established1815
    Postcode(s)2070
    Area5.17 km2 (2.0 sq mi)[2]
    Location13 km (8 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
    LGA(s)Ku-ring-gai Council
    State electorate(s)Davidson, Ku-ring-gai
    Federal Division(s)Bradfield
    Suburbs around Lindfield:
    Killara Killara East Killara
    Macquarie Park Lindfield East Lindfield
    North Ryde Roseville Roseville Chase

    Lindfield is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is 13 kilometres north-west of the Sydney Central Business District and is in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council. East Lindfield is a separate suburb, although they share the postcode of 2070.

    This suburb of 5.17 square kilometres contains residential housing of California bungalow and federation style, in double brick and tile construction. Australian native bushland in Garigal National Park and Lane Cove National Park borders the suburb. The suburb is known for its leafy surrounds and relaxed suburban lifestyle.[3]

    History

    Lindfield was originally the home of the Kuringgai indigenous people.[3]

    Europeans first became active in the area in around 1810, when the colonial government set up a timber gathering camp staffed by convicts.[3] By the 1840s, fruit growing and farming became the suburb's primary industries.[3] Settlement began to increase in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The Lindfield railway station opened in 1890,[4] and Lindfield Post Office opened on 5 January 1895.[5] Land values increased in the area around the railway and more professionals moved into the area.[3]

    The name "Lindfield" means a clearing in the lime forest, and derives from the name given by an early landowner, Francis List, to a cottage he built in the area in 1884.[3] List likely named his cottage after Lindfield, Sussex, England.[3] When a railway line came through the area in 1890s, the name of the property was used to identify the station and neighbourhood.[6]

    During the years after World War II the suburb experienced significant growth.[6]

    Heritage listings

    Lindfield has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

    Double Town Centre

    • Coles
    • Supamart IGA
    • Harris Farm
    • 2 Chinese Restaurants (Chan's and West Lindfield)
    • KFC
    • Subway

    Infrastructure and development

    Ku-ring-gai municipality
    Holy Family Catholic Church

    Lindfield railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network and is about 30 minutes by train from the Sydney central business district. The Pacific Highway is the main arterial road through Lindfield. Lindfield has a small commercial area on both sides of Lindfield railway station on the Pacific Highway and Lindfield Avenue. The former Commonwealth Bank is an art deco style building on the Pacific Highway.

    Lindfield has five places of worship: St Albans Anglican Church, Holy Family Catholic Church, Lindfield Uniting Church (with church buildings on Tryon Road and the Pacific Highway) and the North Shore Synagogue.

    Schools in the suburb comprise: Lindfield Public School, Lindfield East Public School, Newington College Preparatory School, Holy Family Catholic Primary School, and Masada College (K-6).

    The University of Technology, Sydney, Kuringai Campus (formerly William Balmain Teachers College) operated at a campus on Eton Road from 1971 to 2015.[8] It offered courses in business, nursing and midwifery, education and travel. The site will be developed as Lindfield Learning Village public school, to open in 2017.[9]

    Lindfield Library is a branch of the Ku-ring-gai Municipal Library Network. There are two community halls: East Lindfield Community Hall at Crana Avenue and West Lindfield Community Hall at Moore Avenue. There are two tennis courts at Lindfield Community Centre (behind the library) and a further two courts at Lindfield Park in Tryon Road.

    Commercial

    Commercial developments in Lindfield are situated along the Pacific Highway, Lindfield Shipping Village and nearby Tryon Road.

    Lindfield Arcade was demolished in 2016 in order to facilitate the construction of residential apartments.

    Residential

    Residents

    Strickland Avenue

    Demographics

    At the 2016 census, Lindfield recorded a population of 9,791. Of these:[1]

    Age distribution 
    Lindfield residents' median age was 39 years, higher than the national median of 38. Children aged under 15 years made up 20.3% of the population (national average is 18.7%) and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.0% of the population (national average is 15.8%).
    Ethnic diversity 
    56.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China 7.8%, England 4.5%, Hong Kong 3.9%, South Korea 2.5% and India 1.7%. 64.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 9.7%, Cantonese 7.9%, Korean 2.9% and Japanese 1.3%.
    Income 
    The median weekly household income was $2,513, higher than the national median of $1,438.
    Housing 
    Stand-alone houses accounted 59.7% of occupied private dwellings, while 37.4% were flats, units or apartments. The average household size was 2.8 people.
    Religion 
    The most common responses for religion in Lindfield were No Religion 32.8%, Catholic 20.6% and Anglican 16.8%.

    Notable residents

    See also

    References

    1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lindfield (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 September 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
    2. ^ "Basic Community Profile (spreadsheet)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
    3. ^ a b c d e f g Edwards, Zeny; Rowland, Joan (2008). "Lindfield". Sydney Journal. 1 (3) – via UTS ePress.
    4. ^ "Lindfield Railway Station Group". New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
    5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
    6. ^ a b The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 154
    7. ^ "Tryon Road Uniting Church". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01672. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
    8. ^ V. Barry, Suburban Brutalist: the last days of UTS Kuringai, Mirror Sydney, 21 Oct 2015; History of the UTS site Archived 28 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine., STEP Inc.
    9. ^ A. Smith, UTS campus becomes innovative public school, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 2014.
    10. ^ "Icehouse still gorgeous". Adelaide Review. October 2011. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012.
    11. ^ "Songlines". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 November 2005. p. 4. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012.
    12. ^ Bye, Clarissa; O'Rourke, Jim (13 June 2004). "The night a man woke up to mortality, love and civic duty". The Sun-Herald. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012.
    13. ^ Ku-ring-gai Historical Society newsletter, p. 5.
    14. ^ Wood, Stephanie (27 October 2011). "Cereal offender". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012.

    External links

    Coordinates: 33°46′36″S 151°10′16″E / 33.77674°S 151.17119°E / -33.77674; 151.17119

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindfield,_New South Wales
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