Kingswood Park

Location: Where is Kingswood Park?
Kingswood Park, New South Wales Australia, is located north of the Western Railway Line and the suburb of Penrith, to the west of Cambridge Park and to the south of Cranebrook. The Nepean Rugby Union Oval offers a green belt on its western boundary. Kingswood Park is an extremely hilly suburb, which provides commanding and scenic views of Penrith and the Blue Mountains. It is one of the smallest suburbs in size within the City. It is a residential area, providing easy access to the Penrith CBD.
Postcode: 2750 Distance from Sydney: 53.5 km NW

 

Government Electorates

Local Government: Kingswood Park is located in North Ward of the Penrith Local Government area. Next elections are scheduled for 2012.

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

 

Schools

 

Origin of the place name – Kingswood Park

Kingswood Park is a neighbourhood of Kingswood. Its neighbourhood status was given in early 1976, as the area had developed considerably during the 1960s with the opening of several housing estates. The area is bounded by Coreen Avenue, Arakoon Avenue, Illawong Avenue, Andrews Road and Parker Street. The name Kingswood Park is an extension of the suburban place name, Kingswood, and was created to name expanding residential development in the area.

Historical Timeline

1831   Phillip Parker King granted 1500 acres in this area naming it St Stephens
1970   Kingswood Park residential underway
1971 August Kingswood Park School officially opened
1976   Kingswood Park granted neighbourhood status
1981 August Kingswood Park School improvements announced
1995 October New Kingswood Park Neighourhood Centre announced
1996 December Kingswood Park Public School won a special award (Exemplary School Practices Award) for its achievements in establishing a strong learning community

Bibliography

For more information on Kingswood 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 Kingswood Park. 
  • Search Penrith City Library’s Penrith in Pictures Image Database for photographs on Kingswood Park.

Historical

  • Murray, R. & White, K. Dharug to 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.
  • 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.