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


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

1805Land grant of 1000 acres given to Thomas Jamison
1811Thomas Jamison dies in England, his properties pass to his son Sir John Jamison
1823Regent Villa built by Sir John Jamison
19777 AugustCardinal Freeman officially opens Caroline Chisholm Girls High Schoo
1980Penrith City Council considers the Area around Glenmore Park for urban development
198612 NovemberPenrith City Council given approval for the Glenmore Park estate
1989January800 ha released by LEP no. 88
1990FebruaryGlenmore Park estate officially opened by Premier Nick Greiner
1990 JulyUniversity of Sydney undertook archaeological excavations at the site of Regentville
1994Glenmore Park Town Centre Development Plan adopted
1994University of Sydney undertook archaeological excavations at the site of Regentville
1996FebruaryBethany Catholic Primary School opened
199730 JulyGlenmore Park Public School opened by Jackie Kelly MP
1998January Glenmore Park High School opened for students


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