Cammeray

Cammeray is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Cammeray is located 5 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of North Sydney Council.

Cammeray is mostly a residential area. Some houses have waterfront access such as those in Cowdroy Avenue and the end of Cammeray Road, leading down to Folly Point.

Cammeray is named after the Cammeraygal, the Aboriginal tribe who once resided in the North Sydney area. Cammeray was Sydney’s first quarry, with sandstone blocks from the quarry making many of the first buildings in Sydney town.

Recently there have been many housing redevelopments in the heart of Cammeray Shopping Village. They take the form of low rise studio and one-bedroom apartments blocks. Further along Miller Street are some ongoing housing redevelopments, again in the form apartments, that are being built on the site of the ANZAC Club’s carpark.

While there are also some older high rise apartment blocks in certain areas of Cammeray that were built several decades ago, the majority of residences are in the form of stand-alone or semi-detached, single or double-storey houses. Many of the quieter streets are lined with trees and have nature stips. This gives Cammeray a pleasant green look.

A new project by the developers Hamptons/Namsauh the “Cammeray Square” will be a residential/commercial facility, and will have four levels. The lower shall be dedicated to Cafes and shops and a central courtyard will also be featured. The development is located at the corner of Miller and Amherst street, it is due to be completed in August 2008.