About Matraville

  • Postcode: 2036
  • Population: 9039
  • Municipality: City of Randwick
Matraville similarly to Botany is becoming a very sought after location and one of the last remaining of the Eastern Suburbs where your savings goes further. Close to the CDB and beaches, Matraville offers a peaceful and family oriented option. The central commercial strip is being transformed with a new modern feel, a big name supermarket, banks and a few specialty stores. From there you are just minutes away from Westfield Eastgardens which boasts massive selection of specialty shops, supermarkets and a Hoyts Family Cinema. Matraville is central to various parks and recreational facilties including Hefron Park, the children bike circuit and the Des Renford Aquatic Centre.

History
Matraville is named in honour of James Matra (1746–1806), an American sailor and diplomat, who were a midshipman on the voyage by Captain James Cook to Botany Bay in 1770. Matraville was originally reserved for the Church and Schools Corporation with income generated intended to support clergy and teachers. The land at Matraville reverted to the crown in 1917 and 72.5 acres (29.3 ha) were allocated for a settlement for soldiers returning from World War I. This parcel became one of the first large residential developments in the area - between 1918 and 1925.

The Voluntary Workers Association was formed to build homes for soldiers and their families at the intersection of Anzac Parade and Beauchamp Road. The first cottage at the settlement was completed in 1919 and the residential area became known as Matraville Soldiers Garden. Matraville is a suburb steeped in ANZAC history. Matraville Soldiers' Settlement Public School is surrounded by roads commemorating the battlefields of World War I. These include Amiens, Ypres, Pozieres, Beauchamp, Menin, Flanders, Amiens, Bullecourt, Bapaume, Hamel, Armentieres inter alia. One street is Lone Pine Pde, referring to the bloody battle at Gallipoli where more than 2000 Australians died.

Architectural Style
Matraville has a mix of older freestanding Bungalows, older style apartment building with an increase of ultra new apartment complexes and duplexes. Due to low population density and larger land block dimensions, Matraville has become a popular site for kit homes.

Schools
Matraville Soldiers Settlement Public School, Matraville Public School,
St Agnes' Catholic Primary School, Matraville Sports High School

Day Care
A CareforKids.com.au search for Childcare services in 2036 / Matraville returned 37 results, with an average cost for child care around Matraville is $108.87/day

Cafes & Restaurants
Cafe Carmelos Campos coffee, The House of Pie, Oi Cafe

Km’s from CBD
9

Km’s from Airport

6.1

Public transport
Sydney Bus routes operate to City - Central Railway station, Martin Place and Circular Quay via Bunnerong Road, ANZAC Parade (UNSW), and Oxford Street