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ABN 83 140 439 239

 

Administration Centre
86 Avoca Road, Wakeley
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Email    mail@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au
Postal  PO Box 21, Fairfield NSW 1860
Fax       02 97254249

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Celebrating Diversity

Fairfield City is located 32 kilometres south-west of the Sydney Central Business District and covers an area of some 104 square kilometres, incorporating 27 suburbs. It is located within Western Sydney, neighbouring the regional centres of Parramatta and Liverpool, as well as the councils of Bankstown, Holroyd, Blacktown and Penrith. It is accessible by rail, Liverpool to Parramatta bus transitway and the M7 motorway which connects the M4 and M5 motorways.

For more than 30,000 years Aboriginal people from the Cabrogal tribe, a sub-group of the Gandangara tribe, have lived in the area. Fairfield City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land of Fairfield City and acknowledges their rich culture and unique role in the region.  The heritage and traditions of Indigenous people are important to Council and our local community and are part and parcel of the great history of Australia.
 
European settlement began in the mid 19th century supported by construction of the railway in 1856. At the turn of the century the area contained a population of 2,500 people and, with its relatively fertile soils, produced crops for distribution in Sydney. Rapid population increase after the Second World War resulted from the settlement of many ex-service men and European migrants. Large scale Housing Commission development in the 1950s swelled the population to 38,000. By 1979 the population had reached 120,000 and the City was becoming one of the larger local government areas in New South Wales. Housing in the City comprises mainly detached housing with pockets of apartments and residential flat development surrounding the town centres of Fairfield and Cabramatta. 
 
Today Fairfield City's is home to 180,000 people who are among the most diverse and culturally unique in Australia, resulting in a rich and special ambience best reflected in the City motto, Celebrating Diversity. The majority of residents speak a language other than English at home, the most common being Vietnamese, Arabic, Assyrian, Cantonese and Spanish.

Major business and retail centres are located at Fairfield and Cabramatta, a growing centre in Prairiewood and a number of suburban shopping centres.

Fairfield Town Centre is place with a small town feel yet inhabitated by citizens of the world.  Take a stroll and choose from one of the largest range of multicultural eateries in Sydney with cuisines from more than 20 different countries including, Iraq, Italy, Laos, Lebanon Malaysia, Spain/South America, Thailand Turkey and Vietnam.
 
Cabramatta Town Centre - A Taste of Asia, a wide array of Asian foods at great prices (Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, plus several Chinese styles and an excellent choice of vegetarian eateries), herbs and spices, fresh seafood, meat and vegetables, quality fabrics, clothing, jewellery, electrical goods, herbal medicine and food specialties. 

Large-scale industrial estates are located at Wetherill Park and Smithfield, as well as smaller factory units in local industrial centres. 

Rural land is located in the suburbs of Horsley Park and Cecil Park. Much of the original bushland cover within the City has been cleared through past land management practices. A few small remnant areas of this original bushland remain, including examples of Cumberland Plain vegetation that is listed under the Threatened Species Conservation Act.

Waterways consisting of eight creeks, 80 kilometres in length, have their headwaters in the City and flow into the Georges River and Hawkesbury Nepean Catchments. A extensive cycleway network follows the creeklines throughout the city, passing by cultural artworks, sporting fields, and recreations spots.