This is a map of every council (local government) area in the Sydney metropolitan area. It goes from Palm Beach in the Northern Beaches, all the way down to the Royal National Park in the south and west to Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains. It also covers the most easterly suburb in the metropolitan area – Avalon, in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Along with the more famous suburbs like Bondi or Manly, there are countless more suburbs that many have never even heard of – suburbs such as Dharruk, Willmot and Shalvey in west and Ruse, Airds, Englorie Park in the south-west.
Of the suburbs visible on the map, the largest ones (excluding suburbs comprised entirely or almost entirely of national parks) are Holsworthy, Oakdale and Glenorie – all of which are located on Sydney’s outskirts.
While Sydney’s already Australia’s largest city, it continues to grow. To cater for this growth, the New South Wales Government is releasing new land for housing in Sydney’s north-western and south-western fringes. The forecasted population increase will also be catered to by increasing densities in existing suburbs – particularly near transport infrastructure such as railway stations.
One of the reasons for Sydney’s popularity is its pleasant weather. The yearlong average high temperature for Sydney is a comfortable 22 degrees Celsius. It never gets too cold in winter either – with the lowest ever recorded temperature in Sydney only a mild 2 degrees Celsius.
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