Content about North Strathfield, New South Wales

May 4, 2012


In a bold new bid to transform the way Strathfield is perceived, councillors have ordered a report on seeking city status.

Strathfield’s leading position in the inner west as a commercial and transport hub has prompted a council move to seek city status  – a significant step in ensuring the area’s assets are fully recognised.

June 4, 2015

Route for roads announced, but Strathfield loses its new reserve

The State Government is to take over the land at Arnotts Reserve for a WestConnex Depot, Strathfield MP Jodi McKay has confirmed.

And a team from WestConnex began door-knocking homes to tell families their properties were being acquired.

She revealed exclusively to the Scene that the WestConnex Delivery Authority will be using Arnott’s Park for the construction of the billion dollar infrastructure project.

February 13, 2015

Big turn out at Arnott's birthday celebrations at Homebush where the biscuit maker was once based.

It was a day to celebrate Australia’s most delectable and iconic biscuits. 

Commemorating its 150th anniversary, Arnott’s officially kick-started the party on Friday by opening the doors to the community and paying tribute to the lifelong loyalty of its diligent staff at the Bakehouse quarter in North Strathfield.

“Millions of Australians have grown up with Arnott’s during the past 150 years. For them, Arnott’s is more than a food company – it’s a piece of Australia’s history and a national icon. 

November 24, 2014

A P-plate driver said he accidentally accelerated and crashed into a North Strathfield laser clinic, trapping two inside.

A P-plate driver smashed through a North Strathfield laser clinic, trapping two women inside on Saturday.

Owner of Studio Mancini Michelle Sarkis was trapped in a treatment room with a client until fire fighters broke them out. 

“I was in the backroom and it felt like a bomb happened or an earthquake,” Ms Sarkis told 9 news.

The car hurdled over the curb and a brick garden bed before it crashed into the shopfront.

The driver says he accidentally hit the accelerator.

March 21, 2014

Chinese buyers may be pushing up house prices

It is expected to be another big weekend for property in Strathfield as agents clear their books before the Easter break.

All eyes will be on the clearance rate in the light of some conjecture that the holiday period will test recent rises.

A new report maintains house prices in Strathfield have soared more than 20 per cent since last year. 

Strathfield has been named as one of 30 suburbs that recorded a double-digit growth over the last 12 months.

Prices in North Strathfield also grew by more than 20 per cent.

January 7, 2014

Witnesses told ninemsn it was lucky no-one was hurt after a fully-loaded truck crashed into the bridge. 

A full-loaded truck crashed into the Arnott’s Railway Bridge in North Strathfield after the driver underestimated the height and became stuck.

The truck was carrying seven cars when it struck the bridge this morning.

Witnesses told ninemsn that it is a miracle no one was killed.

Tom Nicotra who works at the nearby Café Migliore said the driver appeared “shaken up”.

June 24, 2012

421 runners from all over Australia heat up Cooks River

A record breaking 421 competitors faced off at the Cooks River Fun Run this year. That’s more than one and a half times the turn out last year.

Among the crowd of families and experienced competitors were Strathfield Mayor, Paul Barron, the Strathfield SES and Marist College Ashgrove cross-country group who travelled all the way from Brisbane to participate in the event.

Sold Out Events Management pumped music while the Strathfield SES held a fundraising barbeque to warm up contestants as they prepared for their run.

January 21, 2011


Four candidates are contesting the seat of Strathfield in the March State election. The Scene asked each of them how they will help solve Strathfield’s num

Mark Sharma,
 Independent candidate 
for Strathfield

“The public transport system has deteriorated a lot under the present Labor Government. The people in the Inner West and especially Strathfield have been the biggest losers of bad Labor policies. Labor blew $150 million on the failed Metro Project and another $150 million on duplication of the Iron Cove Bridge. None of this has produced any improvement whatsoever.

June 2, 2010

Test your knowledge of the history of the municipality. 

1. Which tribe of Aborigines used the Strathfield area for fishing and hunting for 10,000 years?

2. After which renowned Aborigine was a northern Sydney electorate named?

3. Australia’s first bushranger was shot and killed in Strathfield in 1796. Name this outlaw.

4. Strathfield’s first pub was built in 1807. It is now the Horse and Jockey Hotel. What was its original name?