This south-western Sydney suburb, just 5km or so from Sydney Airport, is part of the Rockdale municipal area, which has a long and distinguished history, including, in its 100-plus years of existence, a sub-history of conflict with one public authority or another.
The seeds were sown as far back as 1804 when a land grant of 500 acres was given to a woman - one Hannah Laycock - which caused an outcry.
Perhaps the city father’s greatest coups (as unglamorous as they might seem) were the closure of the sewage works in 1916 and, more recently, forcing the government to impose a curfew on planes flying in and out of Sydney Airport. The curfew has significantly decreased the spread of noise levels over the airport's approach corridors.
The boundary between Bexley and Bexley North is defined by an extensive green built that embraces Jubilee Park, Bardwell Valley golf course, Bexley Park and Bexley golf links.