Blacktown City

Infrastructure

Blacktown City is located in Sydney's western suburbs. The City encompasses a total land area of about 47 square kilometres. Blacktown City is a predominantly residential area, with significant rural areas in the north, and substantial industrial and commercial land use. Rural land is used mainly for farming.

The key employment sectors in Blacktown City are manufacturing, transport postal and warehousing, construction, wholesale trade, retail trade, health care and social assistance, and education and training.The main industrial areas are located in the southern suburbs of Arndell Park, Eastern Creek, Huntingwood, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Prospect, Rooty Hill and Seven Hills, with some industrial areas in the north at Riverstone and Schofield, and some in the central areas of Blacktown, Glendenning and Kings Park.Blacktown City features two major commercial centres: Westpoint Blacktown and Westfield Mt Druitt Shopping Centre. The City is also home to numerous smaller retail centres: Arndell Park Shopping Centre, Bidwill Square Shopping Centre, Dean Park Shopping Centre, Emerton Village Shopping Centre, Hassall Grove Plaza, Kings Langley Shopping Centre, Minchinbury Shopping Centre, Parklea Markets, Plumpton Marketplace, Prospect Shopping Village, Quakers Court Shopping Centre, Quakers Hill Plaza, Quakers Hill Shopping Centre, Rainbow Shopping Centre, Riverstone Marketown Shopping Centre, Ropes Central Village Shopping Centre, Seven Hills Plaza, Solander Shopping Centre, Stanhope Village Shopping Centre and Woodcroft Shopping Village. Bulky goods shopping is provided at Blacktown Mega Centre, Homemaker Prospect and The M Centre Minchinbury.The major public hospital in the area is Blacktown District Hospital, with smaller health facilities at Mount Druitt Hospital and Minchinbury Community Hospital.Blacktown City is home to Western Sydney University (Nirimba Campus), three campuses of TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute (Blacktown, Mount Druitt and Nirimba Colleges), and numerous primary and secondary schools.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Great Western Highway
  • Westlink (M7)
  • Western Motorway (M4)
  • Richmond and Main Western railway lines

Distances

  • Sydney GPO 35km
  • Sydney Airport 45km
  • Port Botany 50km
  • Sydney Cove 40km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Arndell Park
  • Blacktown (north and south)
  • Eastern Creek
  • Glendenning (south of Lamb Street)
  • Huntingwood
  • Kings Park (south of Faulkland Crescent and Camorta Close)
  • Minchinbury (west of Archbold Road)
  • Mount Druitt (north-west)
  • Prospect (east and south)
  • Riverstone (between Hobart Street and Victoria Street)
  • Rooty Hill (north-east)
  • Schofields (south-west)
  • Seven Hills (east)

Blacktown City Council

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