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Glenwood
SydneyNew South Wales
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Gurdwara Sahib Sikh temple
Population 15,325 (2011 census)
Established 1996
Postcode(s) 2768
Location 33 km (21 mi) W of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Blacktown
State electorate(s) Riverstone
Federal Division(s) Greenway
Suburbs around Glenwood:
Parklea Stanhope Gardens Kellyville
Acacia Gardens Glenwood Bella Vista
Kings Park Kings Langley Baulkham Hills

Glenwood is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Glenwood is located 33 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Blacktown. Glenwood is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History

Glenwood takes its name from an historic property in the area, named 'Glenwood Park' in the 1940s, but previously known as Norfolk Vale (1846-1882), and Sorrento (1882-1941). It was formally recognised as a suburb in 1996.

It is noted as the first site to be developed within the Rouse Hill Development area.

Population

At the 2011 census, there were 15,325 residents in Glenwood. The population was younger than average, with a median age of 32, and 26.6% of people aged 14 years and under. Just over half of people were born in Australia, with the top other countries of birth being India 9.5%, Philippines 5.1% and Sri Lanka 2.5%. Almost half of residents spoke a language other than English at home. These languages included Punjabi 6.7%, Hindi 5.4% and Tagalog 3.1%. Most dwellings were separate houses and these tended to be large, with 81.6% having 4 or more bedrooms.

Transport

The Westlink M7 Motorway runs along the southern border of the suburb and provides a link to the M2 Hills Motorway. Old Windsor Road borders the suburb to the east & Sunnyholt Rd borders the suburb to the west & north.

Hillsbus provides services to Rouse Hill (602X, 607X, 617X, T63, T64, T65, T66 - note that the 617X does not stop at the Rouse Hill Town Centre, rather, it terminates at Adelphi St, 607X services proceed to Rouse Hill Town Centre), Parramatta (T63, T64, T65, T66), North Sydney (602X) and Sydney CBD (607X, 616X, 617X) whilst Busways provides regular services to Norwest Business Park (T70), Blacktown (T70), Castle Hill (T70, 745) and Macquarie Park (740).

The suburb is serviced by Burns and Sorrento stations on the Blacktown-Parklea branch of the North-West T-way, and Burns, Balmoral, Celebration, Meurants and Norbrik stations on the Rouse Hill-Parramatta section of the T-way.

Glenwood will be served by Bella Vista railway station on the future North West Rail Link, to be operational by the end of 2019, providing high frequency services towards Macquarie Park and Chatswood.

Valentine Sport Park

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Valentine Park

Valentine Sport Park, at which the headquarters of Football NSW are located, in Glenwood is a multipurpose sporting complex which caters for various groups, as well as individuals.

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