North Parramatta facts for kids
Sydney, New South Wales
Masonry arch wall at Lake Parramatta
|Location:||24 km (15 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA:||City of Parramatta|
North Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 24 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Parramatta.
The Darug people had lived in the area for many generations, and regarded the area as a food bowl, rich in food from the river and forests. They called the area Baramada or Burramatta ('Parramatta') which means "the place where the eels lie down".
Schools and recreation
North Parramatta is dominated by Lake Parramatta and The King's School, which together comprise almost 50% of the land area. Lake Parramatta is a 10-hectare reserve, based around a former reservoir. The catchment area for the lake is bounded by North Rocks Road, Pennant Hills Road and Hunts Creek. The entrance is from Lackey Street, North Parramatta. Lake Parramatta served as a recreational spot for locals who enjoyed swimming. It had been closed due to pollution, but was reopened in January 2015.
Schools in the suburb include:
- Burnside Public School
- Parramatta North Public School
- Redeemer Baptist School – situated on a heritage-listed area – former site of Burnside Orphanage
- RIDBC Garfield Barwick School
- Tara Anglican School for Girls
- The King's School, Parramatta, the oldest independent school in Australia
- St. Monica's Primary School
The nearest train station to North Parramatta is Parramatta railway station. The 609 bus route, run by Hillsbus, is the local access to bus transport. It circles around from Prince Street, to Gloucester Avenue, past Lake Parramatta, onto Iron Street and then to the Parramatta Bus Interchange.
At the 2011 census, 21.9% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 57.3% by car (either as driver or as passenger).
At the 2011 census, North Parramatta recorded a population of 12,594. Of these:
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