Concord Council was established in 1883. In 2000, Concord Council combined with Drummoyne Council to form the City of Canada Bay. One of the first big companies to set up in the area was The Australian Gas Light Company, in nearby Mortlake. This attracted many workers to the area, and in the 1920s, when the new railway line made it easier to commute to, the area was extensively subdivided. Concord has since had most of its industrial land, mostly located along the banks of the Parramatta River, redeveloped into modern luxury apartments and townhouses, making is a popular Inner West suburb. Concord’s nearest train stations are at Strathfield, North Strathfield, Concord West and Rhodes, and offer express services into the city. Sydney Buses connect Concord to the City, Burwood, Strathfield, Ryde, Macquarie Centre, Mortlake, Breakfast Point, Cabarita and Bayview Park. Some of these bus routes follow the old tramlines through the suburb, which were removed in 1948. The Rivercat Ferry service stops at Cabarita Park and runs between the City to Parramatta. There is a small shopping strip on Majors Bay Road, which features several cafes and restaurants with pleasant outdoor dining, as well as a supermarket, dry cleaners, liquor store, deli, bakery, pharmacy, banks, medical centre and a hardware store. Strathfield Plaza Shopping Centre and Westfield Shoppingtown Burwood are also conveniently located close by. Concord is becoming increasingly renowned for its fantastic cafes and restaurants, particularly those on the recently revamped Majors Bay Road. Concord’s large variety of homes includes Californian Bungalows dating back to the 1920s, magnificent waterfront homes, Federation cottages, renovated semis, and a range of older style and contemporary apartments. Cape Cabarita, Pelican Point, Phillips Landing and Breakfast Point are all luxurious resort-style estates which have been more recently developed. As its nickname suggests, Concord features many parks and leisure facilities including Queen Elizabeth Park, Henley Park, Majors Bay Reserve, Prince Henry Place, Concord Golf Course, Massey Park Golf Club, Cintra Park, Concord Oval, Sid Richards Park, Central Park, Bayview Park, Goddard Park, Concord-Ryde Sailing Club and nearby Five Dock Leisure Centre. Concord and its surrounding area boasts a huge variety of education facilities including Concord Kindergarten, Concord West Preschool, Concord Public School, Concord West Public School, Concord High School, Strathfield North Public School, St Ambrose and St Mary’s Primary Schools, Mortlake Public School, Santa Sabina College at Strathfield, MLC Burwood, Meriden School for Girls at Strathfield, Rosebank College at Five Dock, The McDonald College of the Arts, St Patrick’s College Strathfield and Trinity Grammar School. Channel 7’s popular Australian drama/comedy series ‘Packed to the Rafters’ is partly filmed in Riverview Street, where the Rafter family home is located, and Australian series ‘Grass Roots’ was set in fictional Arcadia Waters – many external shots were filmed around Concord, notably in the shopping centre and cafes in Majors Bay Road.