Tempe - Postcode 2044
Tempe is bordered by the Cooks River, Marrickville, St Peters and the Alexandra Canal/Sydney Airport. The Cooks River used to be a recreation hub and Sydneysiders would come from afar to swim and enjoy its sandy banks. Sadly, in years past pollution from industry upstream meant that these waters could longer be used for recreation however the Cooks River Alliance was formed to amend this and over time more locals have been able to once again use the river for recreation purposes.
As a suburb Tempe has very few apartments with most of the housing being houses or semi’s with some new developments springing up along these. Tempe continues to find popularity with young families and professionals due to its close proximity to the city and affordability.
Tempe boasts a number of outdoor and sporting options. Cycle or walk along the canal all the way to Brighton-le-Sands. For the golfers it has its own driving range. Tempe Recreation Reserve is a little treasure, positioned next to the Cooks River. Ideal for older children who enjoy flying foxes, large rope pyramids and spinning themselves dizzy! The reserve regularly hosts a number of sports with its own cricket, netball and soccer facilities. It is a popular spot for families as it also has its own shaded playground, BBQ facilities and toilets. The reserve is also home to the Cooks River Motor Boat club.
Tempe has some amazing local cafes, pop up galleries and is home to Ikea.
The Innocent Kitchen, Unwins Bridge Rd, Tempe