An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

Our southeast  escapades continue. This suburb is not as colourful as my previous one , but is still kind of interesting in a "I did...

Public Gardens: Daceyville

Our southeast escapades continue. This suburb is not as colourful as my previous one, but is still kind of interesting in a "I didn't know this place exists" kind of way.


Last I left you, I was on the Kingsford side of Gardeners Road.

Crossing the road enters you into the small and unknown suburb of Daceyville.

The first (and close to only) waypoint in Daceyville are the appropriately named Dacey Gardens.

This is a small and rather pretty park, featuring a little bit of foliage,

a little bit of walking path,

and a little bit of heritage infrastructure.

It only took a few moments to cross to the other side and begin my exploration of the suburb.

An interesting thing about Daceyville is that it actually has a very high percentage of public housing, with nearly 70% of the suburb being public housing, in contrast to its neighbours which have little to none.

I've always had preconceived notions about the way "housing commission suburbs" look, and Daceyville proved me wrong, with rather beautiful tree-lined streets all throughout the suburb.

As you may expect, most of the houses here are fairly modest,

but a lot of them are super adorable.

One thing that caught my attention here are these signs dotted throughout the suburb, telling the story of "why" a street has been given its name.

While I guarantee I'm one of the few people to ever read these types of things, it's nice that they're there.

I continued along the tree-lined Village of Dacey to see what else there is to see here.

It turns out, a few things.

Apparently this is Australia's first ever cul-de-sac. Daceyville was an early 20th century attempt at a planned neighbourhood, so I guess adding in a cul-de-sac was essential.

However, the suburb also gets to boast the roofiest boi yet,

with two runners-up.

I headed further south, towards the border of the suburb,

although apparently a dog had been here before me.

Between a church,

and a couple of sports facilities,

one owned by UNSW,

that's kind of it for the suburb. The next is just over the road.

Maybe I'm being cynical, but with this suburb's convenient location near the new light rail line, and sitting only about 7km from the CBD, I'm betting that the government will sooner or later sell off the majority of this suburb for property development. Watch this space.

Daceyville: In a word, unexpected.

1 comment:

  1. I had not heard of this one either but I do like the tree lined streets and that long roof is different,(in a nice way).