Reportedly the oldest artierial road in Canberra, Wentworth Avenue is a dual carriageway that services commercial, industrial and residential zones. In the past it serviced a larger industrial zone which included the Kingston Bus Depot, Commonwealth Printing Office and a number of other industries, however the area surrounding Wentworth Avenue on its eastern flank has been progressively gentrified over the last 3 decades. Wentworth Avenue also services the only active railway station within the ACT border.
Wentworth Avenue is named after William Charles Wentworth, who was an explorer, pioneer, statesman and promoter of self government in New South Wales. With Gregory Blaxland and William Lawson, he explored the district between the Nepean River and the Blue Mountains and discovered a route over the mountains in 1813. Wentworth was also largely responsible for the Constitution Act, 1842, and in 1854 he founded the Sydney University. 1
Mildura Avenue & Leichhardt Street:
Southbound on Wentworth Av at Mildura Av and Leichhardt St at Kingston, March 2017.
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|Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Canberra Av (B23) and Sturt Av at Kingston, March 2017.
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1 ACT Government, ACTmapi, Place Names
2 ACT Government, Open Government, Media Releases, Wentworth Avenue upgrade road closure update, 27 May 2013
3 ACT Government, Open Government, Media Releases, Works continue on Wentworth Avenue, 18 Nov 2016
4 ACT Government, Open Government, Media Releases, Pavement rehabilitation works to get underway on Wentworth Avenue, 12 March 2019
Last updated: 27-Jun-2020 13:09
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