Sydney Markets

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The Sydney Markets are a commercial enterprise in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Sydney Markets are located in the Inner West suburb of Flemington, 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Strathfield. The market is the primary delivery service of these products for Sydney. The market has a wholesale sales section that caters to larger business and general sales to the public. The market is the central marketplace for Sydney's farmers to sell their products. It has a history dating back to 1788.[1]

Sydney Markets feature a number of divisions including Produce, Flowers, Growers, Fresh Food, Motor, Swap & Sell, Paddy's Markets and Sydney Markets Plaza.[2]

Paddy's Markets specialises in the sale of fruit, vegetables, fish, clothes, giftware and souvenirs to the general public. The Flower Market, that is the central provider of flowers to Sydney's florists. The Produce, Growers and Fresh Food Markets are the central provider to Sydney's grocery shops. The Swap & Sell market is a second hand market, where vendors set-up a sales stand selling a range of second-hand goods. The Motor Market provides a site for private sellers to show their cars for sale.

Sydney Markets Plaza features a supermarket, hotel, post office and many specialty shops below an office building.

Transport[edit]

Flemington railway station is on the Airport, Inner West & South Line of the Sydney Trains network. Entrances to the markets are located on Homebush Bay Drive and Parramatta Road.

History[edit]

The site of the markets at Flemington was originally a land grant of 200 acres (0.81 km2) to John Fleming in 1806. The bush was turned into paddocks and later was the site of a cattle saleyard. In the early 1970s, the Sydney Markets were built at Flemington to relieve the Paddy's Markets at Haymarket, in the city.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sydney Markets". Destination NSW. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sydney Markets". Sydney Markets Limited. Retrieved 6 June 2013.