Claremont Meadows, New South Wales facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsClaremont Meadows
Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||4,776 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||32 m (105 ft)|
|Location||45 km (28 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||Penrith City Council|
Claremont Meadows is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Claremont Meadows is located 45 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
Prior to European colonisation of Australia in 1788, the area was occupied by the Aboriginal Darug tribe. However, in 1810 Governor Macquarie granted 1,055 acres (4.27 km2) of land to Mary Bligh as a wedding present when she married Maurice O'Connell. The property was named Coallee, although the family never resided there. The land was subsequently subdivided, and renamed Claremont by Bryan Molloy. The area was opened for residential housing in 1984 and has grown steadily since.
Claremont Meadows is serviced by buses operated by Busways. The nearest railway station is Werrington. Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies, Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres and Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher officially opened the Werrington Arterial Road (Gipps Street) on 26 May 2017. The M4 on and off ramps connect Claremont Meadows directly on to the M4 Motorway going east.
According to the 2011 census, there were 4,151 residents in Claremont Meadows. The most common ancestries in Claremont Meadows were Australian 26.6%, English 23.2% and Irish 6.2%. The most common responses for religion in Claremont Meadows were Catholic 34.3%, Anglican 21.6%, No Religion 13.5%, Islam 3.5% and Hinduism 3.1%.
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