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Mascot
SydneyNew South Wales
Mascot Sydney..jpg
Shopping strip, Botany Road
Population 10,179 (2011 census)
 • Density 925.8/km2 (2,398/sq mi)
Established 1911
Postcode(s) 2020
Area 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Location 7 km (4 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Bayside Council
State electorate(s) Heffron
Federal Division(s) Kingsford Smith
Suburbs around Mascot:
Alexandria Arncliffe Rosebery
St Peters Mascot Eastlakes
Tempe Pagewood Botany

Mascot is a suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Mascot is located 7 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is one of the administrative centres of the Bayside Council. Mascot is on the north-west side of Botany Bay and contains Sydney Airport.

History

SLNSW 12311 Botany Road Mascot showing Mascot Corner taken for Mascot Council
Botany Road in 1938

The first land grants in the area were made in 1835, with market gardening being the main land use. Subdivision followed the construction of Botany Road in 1875 and a municipality known as North Botany was formed in 1888. A racecourse operated in this area in 1904 on land that was formerly owned by the Australian Golf Club. The race course was known as Ascot, named after its famous counterpart in England. Residents wanted the area to have an individual identity and a referendum was held in 1911 to choose between Ascot, and Booralee. An objection from the postal authorities to the use of 'Ascot' led the council to alter the name to Mascot.

In 1920, Mascot was chosen as the site of a public airfield. Nigel Love was leasing 200 acres (0.81 km2) from the Kensington Race club and in 1921 the Commonwealth Government purchased 161 acres (0.65 km2) for this purpose. The first regular flights began in 1924. Cooks River was diverted away from the area in 1947-52 to provide more land for the airport.

Transport

Mascot is serviced by a number of bus routes, which are operated by Sydney Buses. The M20, 301, 303, 309, 310, 400 and 410 routes travel down Botany Road. The 343 and 418 services travel down Gardeners Road and the 305 route departs from Qantas Centre.

The suburb is served by three railway stations on the Airport Line. Mascot railway station is located in the residential and business area of the suburb. The International and Domestic railway stations are situated below the respective terminals of the airport. The Sydenham to Botany branch of the Metropolitan Goods railway line passes through the suburb and includes a yard in Mascot.

Recent improvements to Kingsford-Smith Airport have resulted in the creation of a bicycle path between Mascot (Coward Street) and the M5 East Freeway at Arncliffe. Other bike paths pass through Mascot to Botany Bay, the University of New South Wales and the Sydney CBD.

Population

At the 2011 census, the population of Mascot was 10,179. 48.4% of the population was born in Australia. The three strongest religious affiliations in the area were in descending order: Catholic, Greek Orthodox Church and Anglican. The three most common forms of dwelling were in decreasing order: a separate house; a flat, unit or apartment; a semi-detached, row or terrace house, or townhouse.

The Australian Test cricketer and rugby league player Ray Lindwall was born in Mascot.

Parks and recreation

L'Estrange Park is home to both the Mascot Kings (soccer) and the Mascot Juniors RLFC rugby league teams. Mascot Oval is the venue for the Mascot Juniors' home games. The Lakes Golf Club has hosted many international golf tournaments.

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Climate

Climate data for Sydney Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 46.4
(115.5)
42.6
(108.7)
41.2
(106.2)
35.7
(96.3)
30.0
(86)
26.8
(80.2)
26.7
(80.1)
31.1
(88)
35.6
(96.1)
39.1
(102.4)
43.4
(110.1)
43.2
(109.8)
45.2
(113.4)
Average high °C (°F) 26.4
(79.5)
26.3
(79.3)
25.2
(77.4)
22.9
(73.2)
20.0
(68)
17.6
(63.7)
17.0
(62.6)
18.3
(64.9)
20.5
(68.9)
22.5
(72.5)
24.0
(75.2)
25.7
(78.3)
22.2
(72)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.6
(72.7)
22.6
(72.7)
21.3
(70.3)
18.5
(65.3)
15.4
(59.7)
13.1
(55.6)
12.0
(53.6)
13.2
(55.8)
15.4
(59.7)
17.8
(64)
19.6
(67.3)
21.6
(70.9)
17.7
(63.9)
Average low °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
19.0
(66.2)
17.5
(63.5)
14.1
(57.4)
10.9
(51.6)
8.6
(47.5)
7.1
(44.8)
8.1
(46.6)
10.3
(50.5)
13.1
(55.6)
15.3
(59.5)
17.5
(63.5)
13.4
(56.1)
Record low °C (°F) 9.7
(49.5)
11.2
(52.2)
7.4
(45.3)
6.1
(43)
3.0
(37.4)
1.0
(33.8)
-0.1
(31.8)
1.2
(34.2)
2.3
(36.1)
4.8
(40.6)
5.9
(42.6)
8.2
(46.8)
-0.1
(31.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 93.8
(3.693)
112.6
(4.433)
115.3
(4.539)
106.1
(4.177)
101.0
(3.976)
120.7
(4.752)
69.1
(2.72)
76.7
(3.02)
60.8
(2.394)
71.6
(2.819)
80.8
(3.181)
73.8
(2.906)
1,082.5
(42.618)
Humidity 60 63 61 59 58 57 52 49 51 54 56 58 57
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 11.2 11.4 12.3 11.0 11.1 11.2 9.3 9.1 9.3 10.7 11.4 10.5 128.5
Sunshine hours 235.6 202.4 213.9 207.0 195.3 177.0 204.6 244.9 237.0 244.9 228.0 244.9 2,635.5

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