Bow Bowing is a suburb located 55 km south-west of the Sydney CBD. It is part of the local government area of the city of Campbelltown and is in the Macarthur region.
The area was originally a farming community named Saggart Field, which was the name of an early family that settled there. Following the opening of the railway in the 1850s, settlement moved on to Minto. A suburb was planned in the 1970s but the proposed name of Saggart Field drew flak from people, prompting the Campbelltown Council to name it Bow Bowing Creek instead after a local creek. The creek was originally called “Boro Borang”, likely an Aboriginal word for kangaroo.
In 1976, the Housing Commission purchased the land with the aim to build homes. The plans were shelved because of local concerns. Private developers eventually purchased the land and constructed 350 homes. The development was officially launched in 1990.
The community of Bow Bowing may be small with the number of families under 500, but it is surrounded by suburbs that have plenty to offer, including schools, shopping, recreation and other amenities and conveniences.
Bow Bowing World of Learning is a school for kindergarten and preschool children located on Carnarvon Street. For older children, Bow Bowing is close to good schools in surrounding suburbs, such as St Andrews Public School and Minto Public School.
The suburb is also recommended for parks and reserves. Local parks feature playgrounds and open spaces ideal for ball games, strolling and bike rides.
Aside from local shops, residents can get a wider shopping experience at the nearby Minto Marketplace, which features a Woolworths and a variety of speciality shops. The shopping centre is 3.1 km, a 5 minute drive, via Ben Lomond Rd from Bow Bowing.
Bus Route Number 875, operated by Interline, plies St Andrews to Bow Bowing and Minto seven days a week.
*Data based on the 2016 Census.