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South Turramurra
SydneyNew South Wales
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Contemporary Federation home, Kissing Point Road
Population: 2,867 (2001 census)
Established: 1885
Postcode: 2074
Area: 3.0 km² (1.2 sq mi)
Property Value: AUD $780,000 (2008)
includes Warrawee,
North Turramurra and
Turramurra
Location: 18 km (11 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA: Ku-ring-gai Council
State District: Ku-ring-gai
Federal Division: Bradfield
Suburbs around South Turramurra:
Pennant Hills Wahroonga Turramurra
North Epping South Turramurra Pymble
Marsfield Macquarie Park West Pymble
Ku-ring-gai area

South Turramurra is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. South Turramurra is located 18 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council. Turramurra and North Turramurra are separate suburbs.[1]

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History

Turramurra is an Aboriginal word meaning large trees. Early settlers referred to the area as Eastern Road until the name Turramurra was adopted when the railway station was built in 1890.

During the early 1990s the suburb of South Turramurra was threatened by the construction of the B2/B3 extension, designed to connect the M2 motorway in North Epping with the Pacific Highway. This freeway would have cut the suburb in half, and consequently a grass-roots community organisation (Coalition Against Lane Cove Valley Freeways) was formed.[2]

Transport

The nearest train station is Turramurra railway station. Buses to South Turramurra operate from Turramurra train station. Shorelink bus route 571 runs along Kissing Point Road, and route 575 runs along Kissing Point Road to Macquarie University and Hornsby. The Comenarra Parkway, a minor arterial road consisting of only one lane in each direction, creates a boundary with Turramurra, to the north.

Commercial area

South Turramurra Shopping Village is located on the corner of Aluba Road and Kissing Point Road. It features a bakery, butchery, post office, pharmacy, grocery and liquor shops and a gourmet pizza shop.

Schools

Parks

South Turramurra is surrounded on the other three sides by the Lane Cove National Park.

  • Aluba Road Field of Dreams do not go there
  • Kissing Point Road Park
  • Aluba Road Kissing Point Soccer Club- Aluba Road.
  • Netball Courts- canoon Road

Community

The strong community support for the anti-freeway campaigners resulted in the protection of the bushland at the foot of the suburb of South Turramurra as part of the Lane Cove River National Park. Many different and diverse action groups were formed (and still remain) in order to effectively lobby government. The environmental community group STEP Inc, which was formed in South Turramurra in 1978 has grown to be a powerful force for the environment in northern Sydney.

The relative isolation of the community from its geographical neighbours has resulted in a unique social atmosphere, with the development of many musical talents, artists and creative thinkers. The close proximity to the bushland and natural settings whilst being enclosed within the city is often noted as the defining characteristic of this charming suburb.[3]

Turramurra and Kissing Point Rover Crews, both based on the south side of Turramurra, are active groups of young people aged 17~25, who are into a wide range of outdoor, social and community service activities.

Climate

South Turramurra has tropical summers (humid a warm) and Cool-Cold Winters South Turramurra hasn't been Below Freezing Point for years and the last recorded snow fall was in 1836. South Turramurra gets rain all year round with the most in February (231.9mm). On February 6, 2010 South Turramurra got 180mm of rain in 1 day thats almost 1 month of rain in a day and the most rain recorded since 1990 and on February 12/13, 2010 South Turramurra got 60mm in a night and on February 13, 2010 80mm of rain was recorded in South Turramurra. The highest recorded temperature was 46°C on the 14th of January 1939. -5 is an unofficial record low in 1836.

Climate data for South Turramurra
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 46
(115)
43
(109)
39
(102)
34
(93)
30
(86)
27
(81)
26
(79)
29
(84)
34
(93)
38
(100)
41
(106)
42
(108)
46
(115)
Average high °C (°F) 26
(79)
25
(77)
24
(75)
22
(72)
19
(66)
16
(61)
16
(61)
17
(63)
20
(68)
22
(72)
24
(75)
25
(77)
22
(72)
Average low °C (°F) 18
(64)
17
(63)
16
(61)
12
(54)
9
(48)
7
(45)
5
(41)
8
(46)
9
(48)
11
(52)
13
(55)
15
(59)
12
(54)
Record low °C (°F) 9
(48)
8
(46)
8
(46)
7
(45)
-1
(30)
-3
(27)
-5
(23)
-4
(25)
-1
(30)
3
(37)
4
(39)
7
(45)
-5
(23)
Precipitation mm (inches) 200.1
(7.88)
231.9
(9.13)
160.4
(6.31)
134.4
(5.29)
109.7
(4.32)
117.5
(4.63)
97.3
(3.83)
83.2
(3.28)
81.1
(3.19)
101.6
(4)
112.1
(4.41)
125.9
(4.96)
1,515.2
(59.65)
Sunshine hours 223 190 194 189 179 164 175 200 208 222 230 240 2,482
% Humidity 64 68 57 53 50 47 44 46 51 52 57 60 55
Avg. precipitation days 17 22 15 14 12 11 10 11 12 12 12 13 161
Source: Bureau of Meteorology[4] 11 December 2009

References

  1. ^ Gregorys Sydney Street Directory, Gregorys Publishing Company, 2007
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Frances Pollon, Angus and Robertsons, 1990
  3. ^ South Turramurra locals website http://www.southturramurra.com
  4. ^ "Sydney (Observatory Hill)". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_066062.shtml. Retrieved 11 December 2009. 

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