Barton, Australian Capital Territory


Barton, Australian Capital Territory

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Barton
state = act
city = Canberra



caption =
lga = South Canberra
postcode = 2600
est =
propval = $425,000 (2005) [cite web
title =Barton ACT
publisher =allhomes.com.au
url =http://allhomes.com.au/c/ah?a=uisu&i=44
accessdate =
]
pop = 747 (2001 census)
ACTgov = Molonglo
fedgov = Canberra
near-nw = Parkes
near-n = Russell
near-ne = Campbell
near-e = Fyshwick
near-w = Capital Hill
near-sw = Forrest
near-s = Griffith
near-se = Kingston

Barton (postcode: 2600) is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Barton is named after Sir Edmund Barton, Australia's first Prime Minister. Streets in Barton are named after Governors. [cite web
title =Place Names
publisher =Australian Capital Territory Planning and Land Authority
url =http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/actlic/places
accessdate =2007-01-22
]

The population of Barton on census night 2001 was 747 people.Barton is the most Socio-Economic advantaged location in Australia. [ [http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/87E66027D6856FD6CA257417001A550A?OpenDocument 2033.0.55.001 - Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia - Data only, 2006 ] ]

Barton is adjacent to Capital Hill. It contains the Department of The Prime Minister and Cabinet, Attorney-General's Department, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and several other Commonwealth government departments.

On Kings Avenue is the controversial Edmund Barton building, which was made a heritage listed building in 2005, but its modernist design has often been criticised.

The boundary of Barton runs along Telopea Park East in the south east. On the east side it surrounds the East Basin of Lake Burley Griffin. In the north east the boundary is Morshead Drive. The boundary continues along Kings Avenue all the way to State Circle. State Circle forms the boundary with Capital Hill to the west. The boundary then extends along the centre of Sydney Avenue, and finally along New South Wales Crescent back to Telopea Park.

uburb amenities

Barton mainly contains government or national institutions and so has few commercial areas such as shops. Barton contains the ACT Hospice, named Clare Holland House and located at the east end of Lake Burley Griffin. It contains the Canberra campus of the Charles Sturt University, which is an Anglican seminary. The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture is located next to this. The Australian Federal Police College is on Brisbane Avenue. Telopea Park School is on New South Wales Crescent.

Brassey Hotel was named after Sir Thomas Brassey, Governor of Victoria. It was originally a guest house for mid level government officials, and for Members of Parliament. [cite web
title =History
publisher =Brassey Hotel
url =http://www.brassey.net.au
accessdate =1007-01-22
]

The Hotel Kurrajong, favoured by Ben Chifley and the location of his death in 1951, is also located in the suburb.

Parks in Barton include Telopea Park, York Park, Bowen Park which is on the south shore of Lake Burley Griffin, and Grevillea Park on the north side of the lake.

Geology

A patch of Ordovician Pittman Formation greywacke outcrops in the south along Canberra Ave.
Silurian Canberra Formation, calcareous Shale is under most of the suburb. Tertiary river gravels are found in the Blackall St area.

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