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Banksia

Banksia Town Centre

Profile
Banksia Town Centre
Public Transport and Parking
Local Businesses
History
Civic Pride
What's Happening in Banksia
Community Facilities
Council Services in the Town Centre
Your Thoughts on Banksia


Profile

Banksia is a local neighbourhood centre located on the Illawarra rail line.

The Town Centre was the first refurbished as part of Council's Thriving Town Centres Program (2004). A variety of shops and services are surrounded with timed on-street parking. Rail and bus services also provide access to the shops.

Council has a comprehensive Community Profile of the wider suburb of Banksia.


Banksia Town Centre

Banksia Town Centre Map


Public Transport and Parking

Trains: Sydney Trains
Buses: Sydney Buses
Parking: Over 25 one hour on-street parking spaces
Cycling and Walking: On-the-go map


Local Businesses

Banksia has a wide range of general retail and service stores:

- Post Office
- Hair and Beauty

- Bakery
- General Store

- Butcher
- Chemist

- Doctor's Surgery
- Takeaway


History

Workman at Gardiners Park - 1930'sBanksia is named after Joseph Banks, a botanist on the Voyage of Discovery of James Cook which visited the nearby Botany Bay in 1770.

Originally part of a 1850’s land grant, the area developed with the opening of the rail line in 1906.

Historical Photos and Articles

Rockdale City Historical Film Footage

 

 


Civic Pride

James and his wife Milia from the Banksia Post OfficeThe Banksia Post Office was erected in 1924, and is one of the oldest buildings in Banksia.

Owner operators of the Banksia Licensed Post Office, James and Milia, took over the business in 2009 after the post office had been closed for 18 months.

Residents see it as the lifeblood of this small community offering an essential service that has a flow on effect supporting other local businesses.

The business was recognised with a Business Excellence Award in 2011.


What's Happening in Banksia

Improvements

Each season, new flowers are planted in the garden beds that are throughout the centre and provide a vivid experience for visitors.

Events

Please visit Council's Events webpage for activities in the wider City.


Community Facilities

Community Venues

Public Toilets


Council Services in the Town Centre

Item

Frequency

Cleaning

Manual Sweeping

Week Days

Street Sweeping

Week Days

Street Litter Bin Collection

Daily Mornings (7 days per week)

Drain Cleaning

Inspected Annually
Works as required

Dumped Rubbish Collection

As Required

Graffiti

Report here now

Tree and Garden Maintenance

Weed Spraying

As Required

Tree Trimming

Works as required

Garden Beds General Maintenance

Fortnightly

*subject to availability of resources on any given day


Your Thoughts on Banksia

If you would like to provide feedback on your local area, please feel free to contact the Rockdale City Council Town Centre Manager on 9562 1758 or email rcc@rockdale.nsw.gov.au or use our Facebook page or Twitter @RockdaleCityNSW.

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