Stanhope Gardens is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
- Area:2.84 km2
- Elevation:64 m
- Local Government Area:Blacktown City Council
Stanhope Gardens is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Stanhope Gardens is located 31 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of City of Blacktown. Stanhope Gardens is part of the Greater Western Sydney region sometimes refers as Hills District.
John Hillas (1768–1837) arrived in Australia in 1801 and received two land grants (in 1801 and 1804) on the Windsor Road. The second of these, of 150 acres, he named "Stanhope Farm".He established an inn, the Stanhope Arms on Windsor Road, to cater for the traffic between the Macquarie Towns and Parramatta.
By 1856 the Pearce family owned Stanhope Farm. In 1928 Jack Peel bought Stanhope Farm and called it Stanhope Park Dairy.
In 1973 the New South Wales Housing Commission compulsorily resumed Stanhope Park Dairy.
The suburb name reflects these early properties. Stanhope Gardens Estate opened in 1995 and was recognised as a suburb in 1996.When Stanhope Gardens was first being developed into what it is today, it was called Irish Town, Kellyville and Parklea. A petition was sent around with most people voting to keep Stanhope in the name, becoming Stanhope Gardens.
Newbury Estate - a master-planned estate - now occupies a large part of the suburb of Stanhope Gardens. Planned by Landcom, in 1999 Newbury Estate won the Royal Australian Planning Institute Award for Excellence in Plan Making - Urban Planning. Newbury estate properties mostly built by Mirvac and the estate compromise of seven Community Title subdivisions, each with its Community Facility including a clubhouse, tennis court, pool, spa and BBQ area. As a legacy site for Landcom no further support or investment is to be made. Leaving behind a mixed Community Title scheme with disconnected enclaves of Community and Neighbourhood Associations. Recently moves by the promoters of the North West Rail / Sydney Metro would see high rise development within the master planned estate.
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