Glenmore Park

Location: Where is Glenmore Park?
Glenmore Park, New South Wales Australia, is located south of Jamisontown and South Penrith with its boundary being the M4 Motorway. The suburbs of Regentville and Mulgoa are located to its west and south while Orchard Hills runs along its eastern boundary with the Northern Road as its dividing line. Glenmore Park is one of Penrith City’s largest and most rapidly developing housing estate. Its development has been carefully planned to cater for the social, economic and recreational needs of its residents. This estate is a highly sought-after place to live – especially for its modern facilities and closeness to the Penrith CBD and the M4 Motorway.

47′ 30″S 150 40′ 30″E

Postcode: 2745 Population: 19,208 (2006 Census) Distance from Sydney: 59 kms NW
Area: 8.30 km2 or 830 ha Density: 23.14 people per ha (2006 Census) Glenmore Park on Google Maps

 

Government Electorates

Local Government: Glenmore Park is located in South Ward of the Penrith Local Government area. The next elections are scheduled for 2012.

State Government: Glenmore Park is located in the State Government Electorate of Mulgoa. Next elections are scheduled for March 2015.
Federal Government:  Glenmore Park is located in the Federal Government Electorate of Lindsay. Next elections will be held in 2013.
Aboriginal Districts: Glenmore Park is located in the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council Area. Next elections are scheduled for 2011.

Schools

Historical Profile

Origin of the place name – Glenmore Park

This residential development was part of the South Penrith Release Area. Although the name Peachtree was adopted as a preliminary choice for the new residential development, Penrith City Council opted for the name Glenmore Park as a more attractive name even if not historically accurate. Glenmore Park takes its name from the single-storey cottage named Glenmore built by Henry Cox and his wife, formerly Frances Mackenzie, in 1825. The house and old sandstone stables are now part of the Glenmore Country Club. The Glenmore Park estate was officially opened in February 1990 and is built on part of what was Sir John Jamison’s property Regent Villa built in 1823. This house was situated near the present main entry to the suburb near the roundabout on the hill above.

Historical Timeline

1805 Land grant of 1000 acres given to Thomas Jamison.
1811 Thomas Jamison dies in England, his properties pass to his son Sir John Jamison.
1823 Regent Villa built by Sir John Jamison.
1977 7 August Cardinal Freeman officially opens Caroline Chisholm Girls High School.
1980 Penrith City Council considers the Area around Glenmore Park for urban development.
1986 12 November Penrith City Council given approval for the Glenmore Park estate.
1989 January 800 ha released by LEP no. 88.
1990 February Glenmore Park estate officially opened by Premier Nick Greiner.
1990 July University of Sydney undertook archaeological excavations at the site of Regentville.
1994 Glenmore Park Town Centre Development Plan adopted.
1994 University of Sydney undertook archaeological excavations at the site of Regentville.
1996 February Bethany Catholic Primary School opened.
1997 30 July Glenmore Park Public School opened by Jackie Kelly MP.
1998 January Glenmore Park High School opened for students.

Bibliography

For more information on Glenmore Park:

  • Search Penrith City Library’s Ipac Catalogue under subject or title.
  • Search Penrith City Library’s Ipac Catalogue under Local Indexes for entries in the local newspapers, files, magazines on Glenmore Park. 
  • Search Penrith City Library’s Penrith in Pictures Image Database for photographs on Glenmore Park.

Historical

  • Connah, G. ‘Historical Reality: Archaeological Reality, Excavations at Regentville, Penrith, New South Wales, 1985’, Australian Historical Archaeology, No. 4, 1996, pp. 29-42.
  • Murray, Robert and White, Kate Dharug & Dungaree: The History of Penrith and St. Marys to 1860. Penrith City Council, Penrith, 1988.
  • Nepean District Historical Society, From Castlereagh to Claremont Meadows: Historical Places of Penrith City Council, Penrith, 1997.
  • Parr, Lorna, A History of the Nepean and District Street Names, Nepean District Historical Society, Penrith, 1990.
  • Parr, Lorna, Penrith Calendar, Nepean District Historical Society, 1987.
  • Penrith City Library, Local Subject File: Buildings, Historic – Regentville.
  • Stacker, Lorraine Pictorial history: Penrith & St Marys, Kingsclear Books, 2002.
  • Stevenson, Colin R., Place Names and their Origins within the City of Penrith, Penrith City Council, Penrith, 1985.
  • Stickley, Christine, The Old Charm of Penrith, 2nd ed., the author, St. Marys, 1984.