Brookvale

Suburb in Sydney's northern beaches region which was home to Chinese and Italian market gardens. These were gradually replaced by industrial and residential development in the postwar period, when it was selected in the Cumberland Planning Scheme as the main area for industrial zoning in Warringah.

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Greendale
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Brookvale

,
2008

Guringai people were traditional owners of the area that became Brookvale, but it was granted and sold to settlers from the 1830s, becoming farms, market gardens and brickyards. The gardens were worked by Chinese and later Italian gardeners. Industrial growth during the 1960s covered the gardens with factories and a bus depot, and some industry remains, amid residential development.