Named after John Watson (1867–1941), Prime Minister of Australia 27 April–12 August 1904.
47 sq km
Watson covers an area from the Main Suburban Railway, Centenary Drive and the Hume Highway in the north to the South Western Motorway, Kingsgrove Road and Canterbury Road in the south. In the east by Old Canterbury Road and Prospect Road and in the west by Fairford Road, Stacey Street, Rookwood Road, Joseph Street and Olympic Dive. The main suburbs include Ashfield, Bankstown (part), Belfield, Belmore, Campsie, Canterbury (part), Chullora, Croydon Park, Enfiled, Greenacre, Kingsgrove, Lakemba, Mount Lewis, Punchbowl, Rookwood, Roselands and Strathfield South.
Products/industries of the area:
Light manufacturing and service industries.
1992/1993 (Watson became a division in 1992 but was previously known as St George which became a division in 1948.)
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.
The AEC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.