Centennial Parklands

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Centennial Park

Centennial Parklands is the name given to a group of three parklands in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Comprising about 360 hectares, the lands encompass Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park and is managed by the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust, acting as trustee for the Government of New South Wales. The Parklands are listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register, with various components of national, state or local heritage significance.[1]

History[edit]

Queen's Park

The Parklands are constructed on lands that were traditionally in the custody of the Gadigal clan[1] and are located about 5 km south-east of the Sydney CBD.[1]

From 1882, part of the Parklands were used to house the Sydney Showground, the home of the popular Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales' annual Easter Show, attracting up to 1 million people annually to the precinct. During the 1970s, it was recognised that the Showground facilities required significant investment. In 1988, a decision was made to relocate the Showground facilities to land adjacent to Homebush Bay,[2] and seven years later, it was resolved to redevelop the Moore Park Showground site into a movie production studio. The final Royal Easter Show held at Moore Park concluded during 1997.[2]

During the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and Sydney 2000 Paralympics, the parks hosted part of the road cycling events, the football, and formed part of the route for the marathons.[2][3]

Features[edit]

Entertainment Quarter, Sydney

The Parklands is home to over 15,000 trees, 124 species of native land and water birds, and 18 introduced species of land and water birds.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About us". Centennial Parklands. Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "2000 Summer Olympics official report" (pdf). Preparing for the Games (Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games) 1: 68, 108, 113, 115, 387. 2001. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Centennial Parklands fun facts" (pdf). Centennial Parklands. Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 

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Coordinates: 33°53′56″S 151°13′55″E / 33.899°S 151.232°E / -33.899; 151.232