About Homebush West
Homebush West is a Suburb in the Inner West of Sydney . Homebush West is located 13 kilometres west of the CBD in the local goverment area of the Municipality of Strathfield , with a small unpopulated strip in the northwest in Cumberland Council . The suburb is commonly referred to as Flemington, even in official contexts.This was the old name of the suburb before the establishment of Sydney Marlkets in 1975. Subsequently, "Flemington" was confined to the area occupied by the markets, whereas the residential part of the suburb was renamed "Homebush West", after the suburb of Homebush immediately to the east. Both the railway station and various organisations and businesses in the suburb still carry the name "Flemington". Homebush Bay was formerly a separate suburbs to the north.
Homebush West is serviced by Flemington railway station, on the Inner West & Leppington Line of the sydney trains network.
Homebush West is divided into five areas by the railway, the A3 arterial road, Parramatta Road and the M4 motorway, each with a distinctive pattern of land use.
In the original, residential part of the suburb located south of the railway, the "village centre" is composed of a cluster of shops located on The Crescent and nearby Henley Road, beside Flemington railway station. The village is home to a variety of Asian restaurants and business reflecting its ethnic demographics. Chinese, Vietnamese, Sri Lankan, Indian, Malaysian and Nepalese restaurants, businesses and food stores are found across the suburb.
The Flemington markets occupy the whole area north of the railway, south of Parramatta Road and east of the A3, and is serviced by a commercial complex called the Sydney Markets Plaza, which includes banks and a supermarket.
Further north, a small part of the suburb lies between Parramatta Road and the M4 motorway. This area is largely industrial, with a small residential area around Welfare Street, which was originally housing built for state abattoir employees.
The part of the suburb west of the A3 road and north of the railway, which was for many years the site of the Ford factory, is largely industrial, with a small residential area on Courallie Avenue which was originally housing built for Ford employees.
The part of the suburb west of the A3 road and south of the railway is now almost entirely industrial.
Although not technically part of the suburb, theDFO Homebush factory outlet shopping centre is located just to the north of the suburb.