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Kingsgrove

Kingsgrove Town Centre

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


Profile

Kingsgrove is a local village shopping centre located on Kingsgrove Road, south of Kingsgrove railway station and on the border with Hurstville City and Canterbury City Councils. Close to a number of schools and with new retail and residential high rise buildings. Kingsgrove is also a major public transport hub.

Council has a comprehensive Community Profile based on the latest census.


Kingsgrove Town Centre

Kingsgrove Town Centre Map


Public Transport and Parking

Trains: Sydney Trains - Kingsgrove Station
Buses: Sydney Buses
Parking: Over 175 off street parking spaces are available in 2 car parking areas
Cycling and Walking: On-the-go map


Local Businesses

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

- Post Office
- Caf├ęs
- Dentist
- Physiotherapy
- Discount Stores

- Chemists
- Doctors
- Dry Cleaners
- Optometrist
- Bakers

- Hair & Beauty
- Bank
- Fruit & Veg
- Restaurants
- RSL Club

- Florist
- Solicitors/Lawyers
- Homeware Retail
- Party Accessories
- Hotel


History

Governor Philip King granted 500 acres in 1804 to Hannah Laycock (1758-1831), the wife of Quartermaster Thomas Laycock (1756-1809). She named the farm King's Grove in Governor King's honour. This was later simplified to Kingsgrove.

Governor King made Thomas Laycock an officer of merit and recommended him to fill the vacancy an ensign in the New South Wales Corps. Two of their sons, William and Samuel were also given land grants of 100 acres each in the same area in 1804 and Hannah received another 120 acres in 1812. The entire 820 acres of Kingsgrove farm when sold to Simeon Lord in 1829, extended from Campsie and Clemton Park to Stoney Creek Road.

Kingsgrove 1959

The first inn built in the area was the Man of Kent on Kingsgrove Road, near Morris Avenue and was licensed by Evan Evans, a former sea captain, on the 1st July 1850. His daughter Maria married Thomas Smithson, who manufactured snuff and tobacco from premises in Stoney Creek Road. Smithson also had a vineyard on the site of today's Bexley Golf Course. Kingsgrove railway station opened in 1931 and development in the area followed.

Historical Photos and Articles

Rockdale City Historical Film Footage


Civic Pride

Kingsgrove Gray's ArcadeGeorge Anton the principal and founder of GA Lawyers began working in legal practice since 1999 and established the firm in Kingsgrove in 2005.

Moving from one side of Kingsgrove Road to the other, George undertook a timely upgrade of Gray's Arcade.

In conjunction with Council, George has been interested in improving the local civic amenity from signage, pedestrian safety and proposals to improve the parking and local park.


What's Happening in Kingsgrove

Improvements

Events

No events are currently scheduled in Kingsgrove.

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

Library Events

Traffic

A daytime right hand prohibition from Kingsgrove Road into Patterson Street has been introduced to maintain traffic flow within the centre.


Community Facilities

Kingsgrove Community Centre
54 Shaw Street, Kingsgrove
This facility is located in a small park area between Bexley North and Kingsgrove. This venue is ideal for playgroups, seniors' activities and meetings.

Public Toilets



Council Services in the Town Centre

Item

Frequency

Cleaning

Manual Sweeping

Daily

Street Sweeping

Week Days

Street Litter Bin Collection

Daily (7) Mornings

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

As Required

Garden Beds General Maintenance

Monthly

*subject to availability of resources on any given day


Your Thoughts on Kingsgrove

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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