This sign caught my attention on my way out of the Bankstown Centro Mall. “There’s Always Something Happening in Bankstown!” A great campaign ad by the Bankstown City Council. Yes, it was wet, rainy, and caught in a little traffic was the actual situation when I snap this photo on my car’s front screen! But that’s not the point. Bankstown has just celebrated it’s 30 years Anniversary! It was founded on May 27 1980, by virtue of a proclamation before Queen Elizabeth II at a civic ceremony in the Bankstown City Centre by then NSW Governor, Sir Arthur Roden Cutler.
Bankstown City is located in Sydney’s south western suburbs, between 13 and 23 kilometres south-west of the Sydney CBD. It includes the suburbs of Bankstown, Bankstown Aerodrome, Bass Hill, Birrong, Chester Hill (part), Chullora, Condell Park, East Hills, Georges Hall, Greenacre (part), Lansdowne, Milperra, Mount Lewis, Padstow, Padstow Heights, Panania, Picnic Point, Potts Hill, Punchbowl (part), Regents Park (part), Revesby, Revesby Heights, Sefton, Villawood (part) and Yagoona.
Bankstown is named in honour of Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist. It has a total population of 170,620 in 2006 Population data.
Visit Bankstown listed these Attractions:
- Georges River National Park
- Bankstown Airport – board a plane in Bankstown and take a tour over the Blue Mountains, Sydney Harbour or anywhere else you can think of in Australia, including the outback.
- Bankstown Paceway – offers the very best in Harness Racing, considered to be, “The Place to be for Racing Excitement and Comfort”
- Mirambeena Regional Park
- Bankstown Bites ‘eat streets’ in Bankstown CBD, Padstow, Panania and Revesby
- Deepwater Regional Park
- The Crest Park & Dunc Gray Velodrome
- Bankstown Arts & Craft Centre
A dynamic calendar of festivals and celebrations reflecting the lifestyle and culture of BankstownYes, that’s Bankstown! Visit anytime.
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