Eastern Creek, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Car racing at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek
|Location||35 km (22 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Blacktown|
Eastern Creek is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Eastern Creek is located 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of the Sydney central business district, in the Blacktown local government area and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
Eastern Creek is west of the Prospect Reservoir and is most notable for containing Sydney Motorsport Park (previously known as Eastern Creek Raceway), and the former site of Wonderland Sydney amusement park.
The origin of the suburb's name lies in the fact the eastern branch of South Creek became known as Eastern Creek. The village that then grew where the road crossed the creek became known as Eastern Creek.
Eastern Creek features many industrial developments and often the description 'Eastern Creek Area' also includes the industrial developments in the neighbouring suburbs of Arndell Park and Huntingwood. With this in mind most statistics and demographic information is not available for this suburb by itself. Eastern Creek Waste and Recycling Centre also takes up a large part of the suburb.
Sydney Motorsport Park will be hosting Top Gear Festival Sydney on 8 and 9 March 2014. Wonderland Sydney was a large amusement park that operated here between 1985 and 2004. Wonderland is now the site of a business park called Interchange Park. The Western Sydney Parklands lies to the west of the suburb.
- The 2001 City of Blacktown Social Plan
- Sydney Motorsport Park
- Australian Racing Drivers' Club
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