St Leonards, New South Wales facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt Leonards
Sydney, New South Wales
Aerial view of Longueville, Riverview, St Leonards
|Population||4,467 (2011 census)|
|• Density||3,873.68/km2 (10,032.8/sq mi)|
|Area||0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)|
|Location||5 km (3 mi) north of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||Municipality of Lane Cove, North Sydney Council, City of Willoughby|
|State electorate(s)||Lane Cove, North Shore, Willoughby|
|Federal Division(s)||North Sydney|
St Leonards is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. St Leonards is located 5 km north-west of the Sydney central business district and lies across the local government areas of Municipality of Lane Cove, North Sydney Council and the City of Willoughby.
St Leonards was named after English statesman Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney of St Leonards. Originally, St Leonards applied to the whole area from the present suburb of North Sydney to Gore Hill. The township of St Leonards in 1883 is now North Sydney.
The oldest railway station on the North Shore line opened in 1890 in St Leonards and originally only ran to Hornsby.
The Gore Hill cemetery was established on the Pacific Highway in 1868 and was the main burial site for the area until its closure in 1975. It is still maintained as a heritage site by the Department of Local Government and Lands, Willoughby Municipal Council and the Heritage Council of New South Wales.
St Leonards railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network. The Pacific Highway is the major road through the suburb.
Sport and recreation
St Leonards has developed into somewhat of a home for Rugby Union with the headquarters of the Australian Rugby Union relocated to St Leonards in 2007, from neighbouring North Sydney. The Northern Suburbs Rugby Club has its clubhouse in St. Leonards, featuring the Cabana Bar and Lounge.
Gore Hill Oval is the home ground of Australian Rules football club, North Shore Bombers.
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