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Weston, Australian Capital Territory

Weston
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Weston is located in Australian Capital Territory
Weston
Weston
Coordinates35°20′17″S 149°03′32″E / 35.338°S 149.059°E / -35.338; 149.059
Population4,000 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density1,290/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Established1970
Postcode(s)2611
Elevation575 m (1,886 ft)
Area3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location
DistrictWeston Creek
Territory electorate(s)Murrumbidgee
Federal division(s)Bean
Suburbs around Weston:
Coombs Stromlo Forest Curtin
Holder Weston Lyons
Stirling, Rivett Waramanga Chifley
Cooleman Court

Weston (postcode: 2611) is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. At the 2021 census, Weston had a population of 4,000 people.[1]

Weston was named after a former homestead built in the area sometime around 1835.[2] The Weston Creek grant was once held by Captain Edward Weston the Superintendent of the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney. Streets in Weston are named after artists.[2]

Suburb amenities

Weston Creek Centre

Weston contains the central shopping area of the Weston Creek district, which includes the Cooleman Court shopping centre. Other facilities in the Weston Creek centre include a post office, petrol station, restaurants, clubs, real estate agents and many other specialty shops.

Churches

Educational institutions

Australian Defence College

The Australian Defence College's Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies (CDSS) and Australian Command and Staff College (ACSC) are both located at Weston Creek.

Geology

Deakin Volcanics green grey and purple rhyodacite mostly covers Weston. The Deakin Volcanics green grey, purple and cream rhyolite can be seen between Parkinson St and Namatjira Drive and forms a large outcrop in the park to the east of Cooleman Court. A band of pink and green rhyolitic instrusive porphyry runs across Weston from west to east. It is fault uplifted on the southern side. Deakin Volcanics red-purple and green-grey rhyodacite with spherulitic texture is along Hindmarsh Drive on the southern border of the suburb.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Weston". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 September 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  3. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.
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