Construction of Modern living, six storey apartments in Campbelltown (Sydney South west). This project was completed in under 12 months from its conception to reality. Construction of Modern living, six storey apartments in Campbelltown (Sydney South west). This project was completed in under 12 months from its conception to reality.Construction of Modern living, six storey apartments in Campbelltown (Sydney South west). This project was completed in under 12 months from its conception to reality.Construction of Modern living, six storey apartments in Campbelltown (Sydney South west). This project was completed in under 12 months from its conception to reality.
Ermington is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Ermington is located 19 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Parramatta. Ermington lies on the northern bank of the Parramatta River.
Population & Development
At the 2011 census, there were 9,470 residents in Ermington. Of these:
- Ethnic diversity
- 41.5% of people were born outside of Australia, with their top countries of birth being China 5.0%, Republic of South Korea 3.0%, Lebanon 3.0%, England 2.0% and New Zealand 1.9%. However, only 20.3% classified themselves as having Australian ancestry; the next most common ancestries were English 17.3%, Chinese 9.0%, Irish 6.0% and Lebanese 5.7%. The majority of residents (58.2%) only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 6.8%, Cantonese 4.4%, Mandarin 4.3%, Korean 3.8% and Armenian 2.1%.
- Age distribution
- The distribution of ages in Ermington was very similar to the country as a whole. Ermington residents’ median age was 38 years, compared to the national median of 37. Children aged under 15 years made up 19.1% of the population (national average is 19.3%) and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3% of the population (national average is 14.0%).
- The median weekly household income was $1,294, marginally above the national median of $1,234.
- Stand-alone houses accounted for about three-quarters (73%) of dwellings, while 18% were semi-detached (mostly townhouses) and just 8% were flats, units or apartments. Just over one-third (35%) were rented – the rest were mostly owned with a mortgage (35%) or owned outright (27%). The average household size was 2.8 people.
In November 1886, the land bounded by present-day Silverwater Road, Jackson Street, Spurway Street and Lindsay Avenue was offered at auction as the Broad Oaks Estate. However, the auction was unsuccessful and the land reverted to grazing and dairying. Many years later the land was acquired by John Bridge Ltd, who engaged surveyors Lockie, Gannon, Worley and Campbell to prepare the current curvilinear design in 1930. The streets were named after Australian painters.
Further south, parts of the lower area adjacent to the Parramatta River were filled in the early 1930s in anticipation of a residential subdivision, also to be known as the Broadoaks Estate. However, these plans were stifled by the Great Depression. In 1943, the site was occupied by the Ermington Naval Storage Depot. Seven large nissen-style storage and repair warehouses were constructed to serve as a supplies store for the United States Army during World War II. The Royal Australian Navy continued to use the site for several years after the war to store non-explosive materials, and Prix Car Services used it to hold cars in the 1990s.
In 1945, the Australian government acquired many of the orchards and nurseries in Ermington, commenced large-scale subdivision and built hundreds of Housing and War Commission dwellings to accommodate returned servicemen and their families. There are still substantial Housing Commission holdings near the intersection of Spurway and Bartlett Streets.
During the 1970s, to the chagrin of the local residents, much of the area occupied by George Kendall Riverside Park (then called George Kendall Reserve) was used as a landfill site. Eventually the operation was decommissioned and the site revegetated.
Since the Sydney property boom in the early 2000s, a wave of young families have settled in Ermington in search for affordable houses, while the continued development of Parramatta attracts professional workers. In 2006/07, the site of the former Ermington Naval Storage Depot was cleared and Stockland commenced development of its Riverwalk estate, featuring high-market housing beside the Parramatta River.