Waverton, New South Wales

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Waverton
Sydney,  New South Wales
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View of Sydney from Waverton
Population3,020 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density3,780/km2 (9,800/sq mi)
Established1929
Postcode(s) 2060
Area0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location4 km (2 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) North Sydney Council
State electorate(s) North Shore
Federal Division(s) North Sydney
Suburbs around Waverton:
Wollstonecraft Crows Nest North Sydney
Greenwich Waverton North Sydney
Birchgrove Goat Island McMahons Point

Waverton is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Waverton is located 4 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of North Sydney Council.

Suburb Human settlement that is part of or near to a larger city

A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. In most English-speaking countries, suburban areas are defined in contrast to central or inner-city areas, but in Australian English and South African English, suburb has become largely synonymous with what is called a "neighborhood" in other countries and the term extends to inner-city areas. In some areas, such as Australia, India, China, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and parts of the United States and Canada, new suburbs are routinely annexed by adjacent cities. In others, such as Saudi Arabia, France, and much of the United States and Canada, many suburbs remain separate municipalities or are governed as part of a larger local government area such as a county. In the United States, beyond the suburbs are exurbs, or "exurban areas", with less density but linked to the metropolitan area economically and by commuters.

North Shore (Sydney) Region in New South Wales, Australia

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Sydney Metropolis in Australia

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

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History

Waverton was named in 1929 after the Waverton Estate of an early resident, Robert Old. The land once belonged to William Carr, who named it after an English village connected to his family. [2]

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

The North Shore railway line was extended south from St Leonards to Milsons Point in 1893. The station in this area for nearly forty years was known as Bay Road, after the thoroughfare that crosses the railway line. The local progress association recommended a change and Waverton was chosen in 1929. [3]

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Heritage listings

Waverton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Transport

Waverton railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network. The naval base HMAS Waterhen is located on Balls Head Road. [5]

Waverton railway station, Sydney railway station in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Waverton railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the North Shore line, serving the Sydney suburb of Waverton in New South Wales, Australia. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 North Shore line services. The station is located on Bay Road, Waverton, in the North Sydney Council local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was designed and built by New South Wales Department of Railways. It is also known as Waverton Railway Station group. The property is owned by RailCorp, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. The station was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Sydney Trains operator of passenger rail services in metropolitan Sydney

Sydney Trains is the suburban passenger rail network serving the city of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The network is a hybrid suburban-commuter rail system with a central underground core that covers over 813 km (505 mi) of track and 175 stations over nine lines. It has metro-equivalent train frequencies of every three minutes or better in the underground core, 5–10 minutes off-peak at most major stations and 15 minutes off-peak at most minor stations. During weekday peak services trains are more frequent, while frequency decreases on weekends.

HMAS <i>Waterhen</i> (naval base)

HMAS Waterhen is a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) base located in Waverton on Sydney's lower north shore in New South Wales, Australia. Constructed on the site of a quarry used to expand Garden Island in the 1930s, the location was used during World War II as a boom net maintenance and storage area. In 1962, the area was commissioned as a base of the RAN, and became home to the RAN's mine warfare forces. Waterhen was the first small-ship base established by the RAN, and from 1969 to 1979 was also responsible for the RAN's patrol boat forces.

Commercial area

Waverton Village shopping centre Waverton Village shopping centre September 2012.JPG
Waverton Village shopping centre

Waverton has a village-like collection of shops around the railway station, including an IGA supermarket, [6] bottle shop, butcher, dry cleaners, chemist and several restaurants and cafes including the Third Rail Cafe, Botanica Cafe, Bay Tandoori and Tamarind Thai. The 'Grumpy Baker' returned to Waverton late 2018 after a three year absence [7] .

Recreation

Balls Head Reserve, the bushland peninsula, is a popular picnic destination especially when there are harbour fireworks. Its one-way road system also forms part of a favoured route for walkers and joggers. Waverton Park, on the banks of Berry's Bay with stunning views of Sydney Harbour, is another recreation focal point. [8]

Balls Head Reserve Forested headland nature reserve

The Balls Head Reserve is a forested headland nature reserve situated on Port Jackson, 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is named after Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball, a Royal Naval officer who commanded HMS Supply on the First Fleet. The park is accessed via Balls Head Drive, Waverton, New South Wales, Australia.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Waverton (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Waverton Station Master's Residence" . Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN   0-207-14495-8
  4. "Waverton Railway Station group". New South Wales State Heritage Register . Office of Environment and Heritage. H01284. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. "Royal Australian Navy - HMAS Waterhen" . Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  6. "Shops in Waverton" . Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  7. "Grumpy Baker Waverton".
  8. "North Sydney Council - Balls Head Reserve" . Retrieved 5 May 2013.

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Coordinates: 33°50′20″S151°11′49″E / 33.839°S 151.197°E / -33.839; 151.197