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Milperra
SydneyNew South Wales
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Deepwater Park, Georges River, Milperra
Population 3,844 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2214
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Location 24 km (15 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Canterbury-Bankstown
State electorate(s) East Hills
Federal Division(s) Banks
Suburbs around Milperra:
Chipping Norton Bankstown Aerodrome Condell Park
Moorebank Milperra Revesby
Hammondville Voyager Point Panania

Milperra, a suburb of local government area City of Canterbury-Bankstown, is located 24 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the state of New South Wales, Australia, and is a part of the South Western Sydney region.

History

Milperra is an Aboriginal word for a gathering of people. The land at Milperra was originally owned by George Johnson Jr. After World War I, returning soldiers established poultry farms and vegetable gardens in the area. The area commonly known as Thorns Bush, became officially known as Bankstown Soldier Settlement in 1917. Many streets in the area are named after World War 1 battles and officers.

The Milperra College of Advanced Education was established in 1974, which became the Bankstown campus of the University of Western Sydney in 1989.

Milperra Georges River 2
Deepwater Park, Georges River

Parks

Milperra sits on the bank of the Georges River and features a number of parks and reserves along the river, including Deepwater Park, Bankstown Golf Course and Vale of Ah Reserve.

Transport

Milperra Road is a major road on the northern border which links to Newbridge Road and Moorebank, on the western side of the Milperra Bridge, over the Georges River. The M5 South Western Motorway runs along the southern border and Henry Lawson Drive is the other major road through the area.

Notable residents

  • Robyn Denholm (born 1963), chair of Tesla, Inc., born and grew up in Milperra
  • Ian Thorpe (born 1982), swimmer, grew up in Milperra

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