Named in honour of Gregory Blaxland, 1778–1853. Blaxland was an early Australian explorer who was a member of the first European party to successfully cross the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.
61 sq km
Blaxland is bordered by Georges River, Prospect Creek and Woodville Road on the west, along Boorea Street, St Hilliers Road, the Western Motorway, Duck River, Mackay Road, Bennett Road, Clyde Street, Dellwood Street, Blaxcell Street, Adam Street, Excelsior Street and Constance Street in the north. Follows Olympic Drive, Joseph Street, Rookwood and Stacey Street and Fairford Road on the east and along the South Western Motorway in the south. The main suburbs include Auburn (part), Bankstown (part), Berala, Chester Hill, Condell Park, Georges Hall, Guilford (part), Lidcombe (part), Milperra, South Grandville, Villawood and Yagoona. This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Retail, commercial and service industries including railway workshops, aircraft repairs, transport and storage.
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.