Named in honour of the Rt Hon. Sir William McMahon GCMG CH, 1908–88. McMahon was Prime Minister of Australia (1971–72) and a Member of the House of Representatives (1949–82).
168 sq km
McMahon is bound by South Creek in the west, the north boundary follows the Western Motorway, Ropes Creek and the Great Western Highway. The eastern boundary follows Centenary Road, Merrylands Road, Oxford Street, Woodville Road, Fairfield St, Pine Road, Prospect Creek and Orphan School Creek. The southern boundary follows King Road, Polding Street, Mimosa Road, The Horsley Road, Cowpasture Road, part of the western boundary of Abbotsbury, the westlink M7 motorway and Elizabeth Drive. Suburbs include Canley Vale, Eastern Creek, Fairfield, Fairfield West, Guildford (part), Huntingwood, Kemps Creek, Merrylands, Minchinbury, Mount Vernon, Old Guildford, Orchard Hills, Pemulwuy, Smithfield, South Wentworthville, St Clair, Wetherill Park, Woodpark and Yennora. This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Building/construction, light manufacturing, wholesale and retail, transport industry, agriculture and mixed farming.
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion.