Homebush Bay, New South Wales

Homebush Bay, New South Wales

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Homebush Bay
city = Sydney
state = nsw

caption = Telstra Stadium
lga = Auburn Council
postcode = 2144
est =
pop =
density =
area =
propval = $ 650,000
stategov = Auburn
fedgov = Reid
near-nw = Melrose Park
near-n = Meadowbank
near-ne = Rhodes
near-w = Newington
near-e = Liberty Grove
near-sw = Lidcombe
near-s = Homebush
near-se = North Strathfield
dist1 = 16
dir1 = west
location1= Sydney CBD

Homebush Bay is a suburb of western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Homebush Bay is located 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Auburn Council.

Homebush Bay takes its name from the bay that sits on the southern bank of the Parramatta River. Homebush and Homebush West are separate suburbs.


Homebush was established in the 1800s by the colony's then assistant surgeon D'arcy Wentworth. ["The Book of Sydney Suburbs", Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 124 ] According to local government historian Michael Jones, "Wentworth is popularly credited with having called the area after his 'home in the bush', although Homebush is also a place in Kent." [ Jones, Michael (1985). "Oasis in the West: Strathfield's first hundred years." North Sydney: Allen & Unwin Australia. ISBN 0-86861-407-6, page 15 ]

The Olympic Park/Homebush Bay area once contained toxic dumping zones. Union Carbide had manufactured chemicals, including Agent Orange, on the site and dioxins produced as a by product were buried in landfill or left in drums. [cite news
last =Perry
first =Michael
title =Toxic Waste Ends Sydney Harbour Commercial Fishing
publisher =Reuters, Planet Ark
date =February 10 2006
url =http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35014/newsDate/10-Feb-2006/story.htm
accessdate =2007-04-13


Sydney Olympic Park is a 640-hectare area in Homebush Bay which was notable as the site of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Since then, there has been much development in the area including office buildings and apartments in the centre of Sydney Olympic Park. Three completed residential developments in the area are Newington, The Waterfront and Mariners Cove.

The Sydney Showground was relocated from Moore Park in 1998, in preparation for the Olympic Games. The Sydney Showground, provided Olympic venues along with Stadium Australia (now ANZ Stadium), Sydney Superdome (now Acer Arena), Athletics Centre, Aquatic Centre, Tennis Centre, Hockey Stadium and multiple sports halls.

The Novotel Hotel features cafes, restaurants and bars with outdoor facilities that cater for special events held at Sydney Olympic Park.


Olympic Park railway station was built to cater for large crowds to the stadium, and is accessible from the Strathfield and Lidcombe on the Western line of the CityRail network.

Parramatta River ferry services run a service to a ferry wharf at Sydney Olympic Park. Sydney Buses run special services for sporting events, concerts and other major events such as the Sydney Royal Easter Show.



* Sydney Royal Easter Show is an annual agricultural show held at the Sydney Showground at Homebush Bay.


"For more information see ANZ Stadium"
* National Rugby League games including the Grand Final are played at Telstra Stadium.
* AFL several Sydney Swans games are held at ANZ Stadium each season. The stadium is also home to several NRL teams such as (Wests Tigers, Canterbury Bulldogs, South Sydney Rabbitohs, NSW Blues).
* Cricket NSW Blues play 2 domestic ING Cup matches at ANZ Stadium each season
* Football the Socceroos have played a number of matches including matches against
- Uruguay for qualification into the 2006 FIFA World Cup
- Friendly against Paraguay.
- A-league team Sydney FC also played a friendly game at ANZ Stadium in November 2007 against David Beckham's LA Galaxy which drew a crowd of 80,000.

Pop Culture

The Brickpit at Sidney Olympic Park was used as a location for the filming of "". [http://www.madmaxmovies.com/making/madmax3/Bartertown/Bartertown.html]


External links

* [http://www.sydneyolympicpark.co.au Sydney Olympic Park website]

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