Silverwater

Silverwater is a suburb in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales Australia. Silverwater is located 20 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Auburn Council.

Silverwater sits on the southern bank of the Parramatta River.

History

The origin of the suburb\'s name is unknown. It may have been a reference to the nearby Parramatta River which could have provided silver reflections of light off the water.

Commercial area

Silverwater is home to many small to medium enterprises such as Reddi diamond tools, seeking the expediency of having warehouse space and a sales area in the one industrial unit. Large companies, such as Rebel Sports (which have their Head Office in the industrial area), Røde Microphones and Optus, also have a presence in the area. Winning Appliances and Appliances Online both share a large warehouse space in Silverwater. Though the suburb was initially developed as a medium/heavy industrial area, it has been redeveloped into a premier light industrial/commercial haven with some tracts of residential areas.

There are cafes and restaurants scattered throughout Silverwater, and these are generally small in size. The largest cafe in Silverwater is Silver Cafe, which is situated in the south-west corner of Silverwater and is the only place in Silverwater with free wi-fi.

Just south of Silverwater is Red Yard, which has numerous commercial and restaurant complexes. This includes the first Costco in New South Wales, Reading Cinemas which is the largest of its type in Australia, Domayne, Harvey Norman, a large McDonalds and Krispy Kreme, as well as numerous clothes/shoes shops.

Transport

The M4 Western Motorway runs along the southern border of Silverwater with entry and exit ramps to Silverwater Road. Silverwater Bridge crosses the Parramatta River north into Ermington and Rydalmere.

Silverwater is serviced by several bus services including routes to Parramatta, Strathfield, Auburn, Ryde and of course Sydney Olympic Park.

Trains do not run through Silverwater but are accessible by a short trip to Auburn.

Landmarks

  • Silverwater      Correctional Centre sits on the Parramatta River. The complex      contains a number of heritage-listed buildings. The Administrative Block,      Newington Chapel and the former Superintendent\'s House are all listed on      the Register of the National Estate.[1]

  • Silverwater is close to Olympic Park.

  • Chanka memorial


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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverwater,_New_South_Wales
  • Suburb:Silverwater
  • Postcode:2128
  • Municipality:Auburn Council