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Badgerys Creek
SydneyNew South Wales
Badgerys Creek Road and Parkland.JPG
Badgerys Creek Road at Badgerys Creek Park
Population 225 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2555
Location 41 km (25 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Liverpool
State electorate(s)
  • Camden
  • Mulgoa
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Badgerys Creek:
Luddenham Luddenham Kemps Creek
Luddenham Badgerys Creek Kemps Creek
Greendale Bringelly Rossmore

Badgerys Creek, also known as Badgery's Creek, is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, located approximately 41 kilometres (25 mi) west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of the City of Liverpool. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region and is adjacent to Kemps Creek, Austral and the Blue Mountains (New South Wales).

The suburb is best known as being the most favoured site for a Second Sydney Airport. In April 2014, the Abbott Government confirmed the construction of the Western Sydney Airport, initially scheduling construction in 2016, but construction actually began in September 2018 and is scheduled for completion in 2026.

History

James Badgery was a British-born farmer and miller who, in 1806, was granted 840 acres (3.4 km2) in the suburb that bears his name today. His original land grant was on the north side of Elizabeth Drive; land which today is used for farming research by the CSIRO and University of Sydney. Badgery named his property Exeter Farm but the creek running through the property became known as Badgery's Creek and that name was eventually applied to the local area.

Badgery bought other land to the south of his grant and after he died, the area was subdivided in the 1880s, vastly increasing the local population. Badgerys Creek Post Office opened on 10 July 1894 and closed in 1989. A school was established in 1895 and the area gradually developed as a rural suburb which by 1981 had a population of 1,560.

In 1986, the Federal Government announced that the Second Sydney Airport would be sited at Badgerys Creek. The government bought a number of properties for that purpose, and as a result of that, as well as concerns about living near an airport, many people moved away, meaning that by 1996 there were fewer than 500 residents. By 2011 the population had further shrunk to 455. Construction of the airport has never started, but in 2012 an A$8 million report into Sydney's aviation needs found that Badgerys Creek remained the best site, with construction subsequently scheduled to start in 2016.

Geography

Badgerys Creek flows north into a reservoir in the suburb's north, as does South Creek, the suburb's eastern boundary. West of the reservoir lies Mills Hill, and south-west of that, by just over a kilometre, is Raymond Hill, 125 metres (410 ft) AHD . The western boundary is Oaky Creek, and then Cosgrove Creek after the two merge 500 metres (1,600 ft) north of Elizabeth Drive, and to the south-west the hill known as Anchau (118 metres (387 ft) AHD ).

Climate

Climate data for Badgerys Creek
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 45.8
(114.4)
42.6
(108.7)
40.0
(104)
34.6
(94.3)
27.9
(82.2)
25.2
(77.4)
25.4
(77.7)
28.8
(83.8)
34.8
(94.6)
37.2
(99)
41.9
(107.4)
42.5
(108.5)
45.8
(114.4)
Average high °C (°F) 29.8
(85.6)
28.6
(83.5)
26.7
(80.1)
23.9
(75)
20.5
(68.9)
17.8
(64)
17.2
(63)
19.2
(66.6)
22.6
(72.7)
24.5
(76.1)
26.1
(79)
28.0
(82.4)
23.7
(74.7)
Average low °C (°F) 16.9
(62.4)
17.1
(62.8)
15.0
(59)
11.2
(52.2)
7.6
(45.7)
5.2
(41.4)
4.2
(39.6)
4.6
(40.3)
7.6
(45.7)
10.2
(50.4)
13.4
(56.1)
15.2
(59.4)
10.7
(51.3)
Record low °C (°F) 8.2
(46.8)
8.5
(47.3)
6.4
(43.5)
-0.1
(31.8)
-1.1
(30)
-3.0
(26.6)
-4.5
(23.9)
-1.9
(28.6)
-0.5
(31.1)
2.2
(36)
5.3
(41.5)
6.6
(43.9)
-4.5
(23.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 77.4
(3.047)
108.0
(4.252)
77.3
(3.043)
43.2
(1.701)
40.1
(1.579)
52.1
(2.051)
23.8
(0.937)
30.4
(1.197)
34.6
(1.362)
52.9
(2.083)
76.7
(3.02)
60.2
(2.37)
681.0
(26.811)
Humidity 49 55 55 52 53 56 50 44 44 45 50 48 50
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 11.4 11.3 11.7 10.4 8.2 10.4 8.0 6.5 8.1 8.8 11.4 11.4 117.6

Demographics

In the 2016 Census, there were 225 people in Badgerys Creek. 68.5% of people were born in Australia and 57.5% of people only spoke English at home.

Parks

The suburb is home to Badgerys Creek Park. A toilet block formerly provided has been demolished.

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