Chatswood is a major business and residential zone in the Lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, 10 kilometres north of the Sydney central business zone. It is the administrative center of the local government area of the City of Willoughby. It is often colloquially referred to as “ Chatty ” .
history [edit ]
The Cammeraygal people inhabited the area for at least 35,000 to 50,000 years anterior to European arrival. [ citation needed ]
Victoria Avenue in 1900 Chatswood was named after Charlotte Harnett, wife of then Mayor of Willoughby and a pioneer of the zone, Richard Harnett, and the original “ wooded ” nature of the area. [ when? ] The nickname derives from her nickname “ Chattie ” [ 2 ] and was shortened from Chattie ‘s Wood to Chatswood. [ when? ] residential settlement of Chatswood began in 1876 and grew with the initiation of the North Shore railroad track line in 1890 and besides increased with the possibility of the Harbour Bridge in 1932. [ 3 ] Chatswood Post Office opened on 1 August 1879, closed in 1886 and reopened in 1887. [ 4 ] By 1900, Chatswood was well accessible by populace transport. In 1898, the electric streetcar line, running along Willoughby Road and Penshurst Street, had reached Victoria Avenue, and in 1908, it was extended to Chatswood railway place. In 1903 the council chambers moved from Mowbray Road to Victoria Ave. At this clock time Chatswood ‘s history contained orchards and dairy farms on the west side of the trail station ampere well as factories, such as Dairy Farmers Inc and Three Threes Pickle Factory on what was then Gordon Road ( nowadays the Pacific Hwy ). Although now predominantly a commercial and residential area, Chatswood has an industrial by. early factories included ; Ferguson Transformers, after which Ferguson Lane is named, [ 5 ] and the Caroma factory ( once Marshman Brothers ), immediately converted to residential units [ 6 ] and a small garden park. In the eastern part of the suburb, along Scott ‘s Creek, there were respective tanneries ; the final of these closed in 1992. There is still an area with some light diligence in the easterly part of the suburb. Chatswood was declared a town kernel in 1983 and a city in 1989 .
inheritance listings [edit ]
Chatswood has a number of heritage-listed sites, including :
- Windsor Gardens
economy [edit ]
Chatswood is one of the North Shore ‘s major commercial and retail districts. The “ Sydney global economic corridor ”, is used to describe a geographic “ arch ” of Sydney, home to international corporations. many retail outlets are situated along Victoria Avenue and many function buildings are situated along Pacific Highway .
corporate headquarters [edit ]
The australian headquarters of Smith ‘s Snackfood, Abigroup, Carnival Australia, Coffey, PepsiCo and Carter Holt Harvey [ 10 ] adenine well as offices of Nortel Networks, Optus, Lenovo, NEC, Leighton Contractors and Huawei are located in Chatswood. A number of high-density residential towers are besides located in Chatswood .
retail and patronize [edit ]
Chatswood has two major shopping centres : Chatswood Chase Sydney and Westfield Chatswood. There are besides a few smaller shopping centres such as Mandarin Centre, Chatswood Interchange, Chatswood Place, Lemon Grove, The Gallery, Victoria Plaza and Orchard Arcade .
outdoor markets [edit ]
The Chatswood Mall Markets are held each Thursday and Friday in Chatswood Mall, Victoria Avenue and feature food and craft stalls, and hot music .
Restaurants and cafe [edit ]
Chatswood has a wide variety show of restaurants and cafe and is known as a major dining destination in the Lower North Shore of Sydney. There are a large number of Chinese ( including Cantonese ), japanese and korean restaurants and eateries. [ 11 ]
Hotels [edit ]
There are many hotels in Chatswood. This includes The Mantra, near Chatswood railroad track post, The Sebel, near Westfield Shopping Centre, and as the Meriton Serviced Apartments Chatswood, built in 2015. The Chatswood Club, located on Help Street adjacent to Pacific Highway, is a venue hall which caters to weddings, birthdays, cocktail parties, and early age-appropriate festivities .
transport [edit ]
sydney Trains [edit ]
Chatswood railroad track post is served by the T1 North Shore & Western Line and the T9 Northern Line as separate of the Sydney Trains network. Southbound rail services run to the Sydney CBD before continuing to the western suburbs. Northbound rail services run to Hornsby and some peak hour services run to Gosford and Wyong. Before the conversion of the Epping to Chatswood railway production line ( opened in 2009 ) to part of the metro net, Chatswood Station served as a junction between that cable and the North Shore Line .
Sydney Metro [edit ]
The beginning stage of the Sydney Metro runs from Tallawong railroad track place in North West Sydney to Chatswood Station. An extension of the line to the Sydney CBD is presently ( 2019 ) under construction .
sydney Buses [edit ]
Chatswood is a major busbar destination with services to the city, North Sydney, Mosman, St Leonards/Crows Nest, Manly, Warringah Mall/Brookvale, Ku-ring-gai, Lindfield Precinct, Belrose, Narrabeen, Frenchs Forest, Mona Vale, Burwood, Top Ryde, Macquarie Park/Centre, Castle Hill, Norwest Park, Cammeray, Crows Nest, Killarney Heights and Willoughby.
An interstate bus avail between Sydney and Brisbane via the North Coast stops at Chatswood .
Roads [edit ]
major roads through Chatswood include the Pacific Highway, Mowbray Road, Boundary Street, Willoughby Road, Eastern Valley Way and Victoria Avenue. The latter forms a pedestrian promenade for the section running through the main retail area .
Demographics [edit ]
Victoria Ave and Archer St, watch towards Chatswood Station In the 2016 Australian census, the total population of Chatswood was 24,913 ; 11,786 ( 47.3 % ) were male and 13,127 ( 52.7 % ) were female. 32.4 % of all residents were born in Australia. The most coarse non-Australian countries and regions of parturition were China ( 20.7 % ), South Korea ( 6.5 % ), Hong Kong ( 5.3 % ), India ( 3.5 % ) and Taiwan ( 2.8 % ). 33.6 % of people alone spoke English at home. other languages spoken at home included Mandarin ( 22.9 % ), Cantonese ( 12.3 % ), Korean ( 7.2 % ), japanese ( 2.9 % ) and Hindi ( 1.4 % ). The most common responses for religion were No Religion ( 42.6 % ) and Catholic ( 15.8 % ). [ 1 ]
culture [edit ]
The Concourse Chatswood The Willoughby Spring Festival is held in Chatswood in September annually. It is the second-largest in Lower Northern Sydney and is intended as testimony to a advanced, multicultural and comfortable Chatswood. It showcases music, dramaturgy, live performances, outdoor events, kids ‘ events and ocular arts. Willoughby Theatre Company ( once Willoughby Musical Society ) is based in Chatswood. It specialises in musical field. Chatswood Musical Society besides performs musical theater, but their events are staged in Pymble. The Zenith Theatre stages both musicals and drama. The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra is based in Chatswood. Two dancing companies share the Dance and Music Centre. A chinese Cultural Centre has existed since 1996. [ 12 ] The Willoughby Historical Society runs the Willoughby Museum in Boronia, a Federation bungalow in South Chatswood. The Concourse, Chatswood, a new cultural center, was commissioned by Willoughby Council in 2007 and was completed in 2011. It includes the 5,000 m2 Chatswood Library, a 1,000-seat concert manor hall, 500-seat dramaturgy, exhibition spaces, commercial spaces, cafe and restaurants. The Concourse was opened on 11 September 2011 by the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO .
Schools [edit ]
high-rise buildings in the commercial area of Chatswood Chatswood has both public and individual primary coil and junior-grade schools. These include :
- Chatswood High School (Years 7–12). Originally a boys’ school with a Cadet Corps until the 1950s when it changed to a coeducational school.
- Chatswood Public School (Years K–6). Opened in 1883.
- St Pius X College (Years 5–12) (originally called Christian Brothers)
- Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary School (years K–6)
- Mercy Catholic College (years 7–12) (originally called St Catherine’s)
The Mowbray House School operated in Chatswood from 1906 until its blockage in 1954. The church of England Girls ‘ School Chatswood was besides once located in Chatswood, having been closed since the 1940s .
Places of Worship [edit ]
- Grace City Church Chatswood (Doherty Community Centre)
- LifeSource Christian Church
- Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Church
- St Paul’s Anglican Church
- Chatswood Baptist Church
- Chatswood Presbyterian Church
- Chatswood Church of Christ
- Chatswood Seventh-Day Adventist Church
- Chatswood Christian Science Church
- Armenian Apostolic Church of Holy Resurrection
- Salvation Army, Chatswood Corps
- Chatswood Malayalam (Pentecostal) Church
- IBAA Chatswood Buddhist Centre
- Tibetan Buddhist Healing Practices
- Hillsong Chatswood (Chinese Extension Service)
- Church of Scientology Advanced Organization and Saint Hill ANZO
- North Shore Temple Emanuel (Jewish)
Sports clubs [edit ]
- Chatswood Rangers Sports Club – football and netball
- Chatswood Gypsies Cricket Club – cricket
- Chatswood Rugby Club – rugby union
- Chatswood Lawn Bowls and Croquet club
- Chatswood Tennis Club
- Chatswood Golf Course
- Chatswood Scout Group
- Chatswood Girl Guides Group
climate [edit ]
|Climate data for Chatswood|
|Average high °C (°F)||26.5 |
|Average low °C (°F)||17.5 |
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||106.3 |
Parks [edit ]
Chatswood Oval is located south of the railway station. Beauchamp Park, located on Nicholson Street, features a resort area, an egg-shaped, a fence frump area and a motorcycle track. It was named after William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp, the Governor of New South Wales. In 2015 a memorial to the Armenian community was erected in the park. Another little but well-laid out park, with an industrial inheritance composition, is the Mashman Park on Victoria Avenue at Septimus Street. This park pays protection to the Mashmans brick and tile works that once stood there. Chatswood is close to Lane Cove National Park. July 2016 saw the unveil of Bartels Park in Chatswood West. Named in honor of the recently deceased erstwhile Willoughby Mayor Greg Bartels, the park is the former Edgar Street modesty. The Garden of Remembrance, near the railroad track post, commemorates the fallen men of the suburb who fought in the Boer War, World War 1, World War 2, The Korean War and Vietnam War. The roses were all grown from master cuttings of briar roses taken from the Somme region of France where more than one million soldiers were wounded or lost their lives at The Battle of Somme in 1916. At the center of the Garden stands the Willoughby Council Peace Tablet, which commemorates the sign of The Treaty of Versailles in 1918 .
- Chatswood Park and egg-shaped, Orchard Road
- Willoughby Council Peace Tablet in Chatswood Memorial Gardens
- “ The Roses of Picardy ” rose-beds in Chatswood Memorial Gardens
noteworthy residents [edit ]
many luminary Australians who have contributed to australian culture and club have lived or were educated in Chatswood. These include :
References [edit ]
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