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St Ives
SydneyNew South Wales
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St Ives Shopping Village
Population: 17,372
Established: 1823
Postcode: 2075
Area: 14.39 km² (5.6 sq mi)
Property Value: AUD $975,000 (2009)
Location: 16 km (10 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA: Ku-ring-gai Council
State District: Davidson
Federal Division: Bradfield
Suburbs around St Ives:
St Ives Chase Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Terrey Hills
North Turramurra
St Ives Garigal National Park
East Killara
East Killara
Ku-ring-gai area

St Ives is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. St Ives is located 16 kilometres north of the Sydney Central Business District in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council. St Ives Chase is a separate suburb, to the north.



The St Ives area was first explored by Governor Arthur Phillip and a party of men in 1788 where they setup a campsite at Bungaroo which is close to what is now Hunter Avenue. The area produced a small scale timber felling industry. There are still some examples of the thirty metre and higher trees in nearby Pymble in the Dalrymple Hay forest and near Canasius college. Native turpentine trees were also once abundant and provided useful timber for cabinet making. It was once known for its apple orchard but due to residential demand, there is no longer any commercial fruit growing in the area.[1] During World War Two there were significant numbers of troops barracked in the area, which provided the impetous to build Archbold Road as a supplementary and emergency route to the city. Since 1950 the suburb has expanded from the central shopping areas and the arterial main roads to include hilltop and valley areas bordering on the surrounding Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park to the north, Garigal National Park to the east and the south east.

Commercial area

St Ives Shopping Village is a small shopping centre across from the Village Green, Skate Bowl and Scout Hall.


Sport and Recreation

  • St Ives Cricket Club, who play at Hassell Park.
  • St Ives Soccer Club, who play at Warrimoo Oval.
  • St Ives Saints Australian Football Club (Australian rules football), who play at Acron Oval.
  • St Ives Rugby Club, who play at Hassell Park.
  • Northside Monash Soccer Club, who play at Mimosa Oval.
  • North St Ives Scouts [2]
  • 2nd St Ives Scout Groups
  • Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve is situated on the east side of Mona Vale Road and covers 10.7 hectares. It consists of a blackbutt open forest and is used as a recreation area by locals, in spite of having problems with weeds and die-back. It is listed on the Register of the National Estate.[3]


St.Ives was initially slow to develop due to the percieved remoteness from the city. Settlement increased in the late 1890s, when St.Ives was populated by market gardeners, a small dairy , orchard workers and related industries. The suburb since the end of WW2 has seen its most rapid period of expansion and a steady growth in families moving to the area. St Ives has a diverse population from many parts of the globe, including a large South African community which is reflected in many of the businesses, shops and restaurant options.


Notable residents


  1. ^ Book of Sydney Suburbs, Frances Pollon (Angus and Robertson) 1990, p.237
  2. ^ North St Ives Scouts
  3. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/33

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