History UsefulNotes / Sydney

9th Sep '17 2:59:11 PM Hugpocalypse
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Sydney's fortunes reversed in the [[TheGayNineties 1890s]], when Melbourne's booming economy crashed, causing a nationwide economic recession and leaving Melbourne economically stagnant for decades. Even with Melbourne becoming capital of Australia from Federation in 1901 to 1927, Sydney overtook Melbourne's place as Australia's biggest city in 1905, and from that point on, it became a much better place to live than it was previously. However, trends are showing that Melbourne might take that coveted spot back very soon. Today, Sydney is a ''very'' large city, taking up a size roughly 75% of UsefulNotes/{{The Netherlands}}, with its population spread out all over the place. There's been talks of centralising the city and decentralising the states to prevent NSW from becoming a one-city state; cities such as Wollongong, Newcastle, Griffith and Albury are increasingly being seen as alternatives to Sydney, and Sydney's high (read: astronomical) housing prices and shoddy infrastructure (which they're desperately striving to improve), such as an overcrowded airport and relatively slow public transport [[note]] It's not because it's actually slow, per se, Sydney is just ''huge'', with the one hour train ride from Sydney CBD to sprawl suburbs like Penrith, Windsor, Cronulla, and Campbelltown being on par with other first world cities' public transport to their urban sprawl (read: 50km or more from CBD). Also, massive public transport delays can occur [[WeaksauceWeakness from]] [[SnowedIn a dusting of snow]] in the Blue Mountains. Additionally, Australia as a whole lacks any sort of a high speed rail system with currently no real plan to create one anytime soon. Finally, the overcrowding of the airport is to be remedied by the construction of another airport at Badgerys Creek, a rural area between Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown, if anything, this made high speed rail an even lower priority in Australia. [[/note]], in TheNewTens only add fuel to that fire. Multiple renovations in the city (such as making a [[http://westernsydneyparklands.com.au giant park in the city's west]], a French Riviera-style strip in Brighton-le-Sands and turning King's Cross into Sydney's Times Square,[[note]] For reference on that last one, King's Cross is famous for being ''the'' nightclub and {{red light district}} of Sydney at best; at worst, it has a justified reputation for attracting all sorts of crime, such as a heavy drug dealer presence, crime families owning nightclubs, abundant prostitution, etc. Also, only William Street, the main street of the area looks anything close to Times Square, while the rest of King's Cross is sometimes viewed in the same light as [[CityNoir Gotham City]] [[/note]]) are underway, leading to the nickname "City of Cranes" due to the somewhat absurd amount of development done to it.

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Sydney's fortunes reversed in the [[TheGayNineties 1890s]], when Melbourne's booming economy crashed, causing a nationwide economic recession and leaving Melbourne economically stagnant for decades. Even with Melbourne becoming capital of Australia from Federation in 1901 to 1927, Sydney overtook Melbourne's place as Australia's biggest city in 1905, and from that point on, it became a much better place to live than it was previously. However, trends are showing that Melbourne might take that coveted spot back very soon. Today, Sydney is a ''very'' large city, taking up a size roughly 75% of UsefulNotes/{{The Netherlands}}, with its population spread out all over the place. There's been talks of centralising the city and decentralising the states to prevent NSW from becoming a one-city state; cities such as Wollongong, Newcastle, Griffith and Albury are increasingly being seen as alternatives to Sydney, and Sydney's high (read: astronomical) housing prices and shoddy infrastructure (which they're desperately striving to improve), such as an overcrowded airport and relatively slow public transport [[note]] It's not because it's actually slow, per se, Sydney is just ''huge'', with the one hour train ride from Sydney CBD to sprawl suburbs like Penrith, Windsor, Cronulla, and Campbelltown being on par with other first world cities' public transport to their urban sprawl (read: 50km or more from CBD). Also, massive public transport delays can occur [[WeaksauceWeakness from]] [[SnowedIn a dusting of snow]] in the Blue Mountains. Additionally, Australia as a whole lacks any sort of a high speed rail system with currently no real plan to create one anytime soon. Finally, the overcrowding of the airport is to be remedied by the construction of another airport at Badgerys Creek, a rural area between Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown, if anything, this made high speed rail an even lower priority in Australia. [[/note]], in TheNewTens only add fuel to that fire. Multiple renovations in the city (such as making a [[http://westernsydneyparklands.com.au giant park in the city's west]], a French Riviera-style strip in Brighton-le-Sands and turning King's Cross into Sydney's Times Square,[[note]] For reference on that last one, King's Cross is famous for being ''the'' nightclub and {{red light district}} of Sydney at best; at worst, it has a justified reputation for attracting all sorts of crime, such as a heavy drug dealer presence, crime families owning nightclubs, abundant prostitution, etc. Also, only William Street, the main street of the area looks anything close to Times Square, while the rest of King's Cross is sometimes viewed in the same light as [[CityNoir Gotham City]] [[/note]]) are underway, leading to the nickname "City of Cranes" due to the somewhat absurd amount of development done to it.
it.[[note]]This stems from making up for lost time; development and construction slowed to a crawl from 2004 to 2012[[/note]]. Just don't bring up [[BerserkButton the Lockout Laws]].

Sydney's massive sprawl (and as mentioned before, we mean massive) means that it dominates the central coast of New South Wales; the metropolitan area includes Greater Sydney, Illawarra (from Wollongong to as far south as Nowra), the Southern Highlands (which includes Bowral and Moss Vale), through the Blue Mountains as far west as Lithgow, Central Coast[[note]]It was even officially a region of Sydney until 2005. People who live in places like Gosford still identify as being from Sydney, though Sydneysiders tend to disagree.[[/note]], before linking up with the Newcastle metro area (including Lake Macquarie, Maitland, the Hunter basin up to Muswellbrook and up the coast to Nelson Bay). With more and more people living in commuter towns rather than near the city itself, there have been no signs of slowing down, with urban sprawl potentially reaching the regional city of Goulburn or even Canberra.
4th Aug '17 5:18:24 PM CH4S
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** An area between Parramatta, Canterbury-Bankstown and the Inner West is where Sydney's Olympic Park is located. [[TemptingFate Despite being located atop a former clay mine, abattoir and landfill]] and near the [[MadeOfExplodium munitions stockpile at the Newington Armory]], the 2000 Sydney Olympics attracted worldwide praise for its smooth operation, lack of bad consequences (such as what happened to UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} and {{Athens}} ) and successful utilisation of Olympic facilities after the games. However, due to it's proximity to industrial areas, [[HellholePrison Silverwater Jail]] and a large oil refinery, the area has a slight reputation as a {{PollutedWasteland}}. [[MoodWhiplash On the other hand, this area also has diverse shopping opportunities]] at Flemington Markets, Direct Factory Outlets (known locally as DFO) and an IKEA.

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** An area between Parramatta, Canterbury-Bankstown and the Inner West is where Sydney's Olympic Park is located. [[TemptingFate Despite being located atop a former clay mine, abattoir and landfill]] and near the [[MadeOfExplodium munitions stockpile at the Newington Armory]], the 2000 Sydney Olympics attracted worldwide praise for its smooth operation, lack of bad consequences (such as what happened to UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} and {{Athens}} UsefulNotes/{{Athens}} ) and successful utilisation of Olympic facilities after the games. However, due to it's proximity to industrial areas, [[HellholePrison Silverwater Jail]] and a large oil refinery, the area has a slight reputation as a {{PollutedWasteland}}.{{polluted Wasteland}}. [[MoodWhiplash On the other hand, this area also has diverse shopping opportunities]] at Flemington Markets, Direct Factory Outlets (known locally as DFO) and an IKEA.




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* ''Series/HereComeTheHabibs'' is set on a rich suburb on Sydney Harbour. It is a satire of {{culture shock}} between {{old money}} [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] with the {{noveau riche}} [[UsefulNotes/ThoseWhoveComeAcrossTheSeas ethnic minority]] family who moved in next door.
27th Jun '17 6:52:38 PM GrammarNavi
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** South Western Sydney, centered around the 'second CBD' of Parramatta was filled with immigration waves from the 1970's onward. This contained Vietnamese fleeing from UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, Lebanese, Iranian and Iraqi refugees, ex-Yugoslavian immigrants and from the mid 2000's, African refugees many of which come from Sudan. It is one of the most multi-cultural regions on the planet [[note]] According to the 2011 census only 27.5% of the Parra population was born in Australia (Parra is what the locals call it. Just about every place name in Sydney is shortened in conversation) [[/note]]and has been said to contain people from more countries than actually exist right now. Apart from Parramatta, there is relatively little high rise buildings and contains wide areas of urban sprawl. Unlike the rest of the city, people from the South West will prefer UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball over RugbyLeague, and half of all players from the Australian National team hail from the South West area.

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** South Western Sydney, centered around the 'second CBD' of Parramatta was filled with immigration waves from the 1970's onward. This contained Vietnamese fleeing from UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, Lebanese, Iranian and Iraqi refugees, ex-Yugoslavian immigrants and from the mid 2000's, African refugees many of which come from Sudan. It is one of the most multi-cultural regions on the planet [[note]] According to the 2011 census only 27.5% of the Parra population was born in Australia (Parra is what the locals call it. Just about every place name in Sydney is shortened in conversation) [[/note]]and has been said to contain people from more countries than actually exist right now. Apart from Parramatta, there is relatively little high rise buildings and contains wide areas of urban sprawl. Unlike the rest of the city, people from the South West will prefer UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball over RugbyLeague, UsefulNotes/RugbyLeague, and half of all players from the Australian National team hail from the South West area.



UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}} and Sydney have long had a rivalry over which city is better, with Melbourne usually claiming cultural supremacy while Sydney claims the crown for economic and political reasons. The two cities have a sporting rivalry in UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball (The two cities otherwise tend to mainly support the [[RugbyLeague other]] [[UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball two]] codes of Football dominant within their states.). To add to the rivalry, these two cities were the first two in the Southern Hemisphere to host the Olympics, Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. [[TakeThat But then again, Melbourne has less scenery porn in its area than Sydney]].

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UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}} and Sydney have long had a rivalry over which city is better, with Melbourne usually claiming cultural supremacy while Sydney claims the crown for economic and political reasons. The two cities have a sporting rivalry in UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball (The two cities otherwise tend to mainly support the [[RugbyLeague [[UsefulNotes/RugbyLeague other]] [[UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball two]] codes of Football dominant within their states.). To add to the rivalry, these two cities were the first two in the Southern Hemisphere to host the Olympics, Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. [[TakeThat But then again, Melbourne has less scenery porn in its area than Sydney]].
27th May '17 2:03:21 PM nombretomado
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** South Western Sydney, centered around the 'second CBD' of Parramatta was filled with immigration waves from the 1970's onward. This contained Vietnamese fleeing from the VietnamWar, Lebanese, Iranian and Iraqi refugees, ex-Yugoslavian immigrants and from the mid 2000's, African refugees many of which come from Sudan. It is one of the most multi-cultural regions on the planet [[note]] According to the 2011 census only 27.5% of the Parra population was born in Australia (Parra is what the locals call it. Just about every place name in Sydney is shortened in conversation) [[/note]]and has been said to contain people from more countries than actually exist right now. Apart from Parramatta, there is relatively little high rise buildings and contains wide areas of urban sprawl. Unlike the rest of the city, people from the South West will prefer UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball over RugbyLeague, and half of all players from the Australian National team hail from the South West area.

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** South Western Sydney, centered around the 'second CBD' of Parramatta was filled with immigration waves from the 1970's onward. This contained Vietnamese fleeing from the VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, Lebanese, Iranian and Iraqi refugees, ex-Yugoslavian immigrants and from the mid 2000's, African refugees many of which come from Sudan. It is one of the most multi-cultural regions on the planet [[note]] According to the 2011 census only 27.5% of the Parra population was born in Australia (Parra is what the locals call it. Just about every place name in Sydney is shortened in conversation) [[/note]]and has been said to contain people from more countries than actually exist right now. Apart from Parramatta, there is relatively little high rise buildings and contains wide areas of urban sprawl. Unlike the rest of the city, people from the South West will prefer UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball over RugbyLeague, and half of all players from the Australian National team hail from the South West area.
2nd Apr '17 11:40:15 AM nombretomado
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* North Shore and the Northern Beaches are considered the upper class area of the city. Contains old homes, rich people, and a private school or three in each suburb. It has a genteel culture and a generous abundance of trees, parks and strips of natural bush. It is split from the Inner City and CBD by Sydney Harbour. The North Shore is home to the City of Ryde, one of the most multicultural areas in Australia (although still not as diverse as certain spots to the west, like Parramatta). The North's growing Asian community also includes "Little Korea" at its edge in Eastwood, while walking through other parts of the region are rather like walking through a city in China. The Northern Beaches is where {{Home and Away}} is filmed and is known for its super expensive houses in an impractical location (e.g. poor public transport, steep hills, winding roads) [[ConspicuousConsumption which are bought to solely to showcase the owner's wealth]].

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* North Shore and the Northern Beaches are considered the upper class area of the city. Contains old homes, rich people, and a private school or three in each suburb. It has a genteel culture and a generous abundance of trees, parks and strips of natural bush. It is split from the Inner City and CBD by Sydney Harbour. The North Shore is home to the City of Ryde, one of the most multicultural areas in Australia (although still not as diverse as certain spots to the west, like Parramatta). The North's growing Asian community also includes "Little Korea" at its edge in Eastwood, while walking through other parts of the region are rather like walking through a city in China. The Northern Beaches is where {{Home and Away}} ''Series/HomeAndAway'' is filmed and is known for its super expensive houses in an impractical location (e.g. poor public transport, steep hills, winding roads) [[ConspicuousConsumption which are bought to solely to showcase the owner's wealth]].
3rd Jan '17 2:17:19 PM Hugpocalypse
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[[UsefulNotes/AustralianWorldHeritageSites Click this link for information on The Blue Mountains]], just west of Penrith, for information on the area which is a tourist attraction due to its {{Scenery Porn}} and [[EiffelTowerEffect famous landscapes]] [[spoiler: the Three Sisters is located here]].

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[[UsefulNotes/AustralianWorldHeritageSites Click this link for information on The Blue Mountains]], just west of Penrith, for information on the area which is a tourist attraction due to its {{Scenery Porn}} and [[EiffelTowerEffect famous landscapes]] [[spoiler: the Three Sisters is located here]].
25th Dec '16 10:19:44 PM Zadia
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** The Inner-West, a trendy area west of the CBD composed of many suburbs which border the city. The centrepiece of the inner-west is undoubtedly Newtown, a hub for {{hipster}}s, {{goth}}s, {{emo}}s, lovers of vintage {{Retraux}} aesthetics, tattooed BadassBiker s, LGBTI people and other alternative subcultures. It is also famed for its culture and it's nightlife, as well as a [[StrawmanPolitical political culture]] shaped by {{bourgeois bohemian}}s and {{granola girl}}s.

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** The Inner-West, a trendy area west of the CBD composed of many suburbs which border the city. The centrepiece of the inner-west is undoubtedly Newtown, a hub for {{hipster}}s, {{goth}}s, {{emo}}s, lovers of vintage {{Retraux}} aesthetics, tattooed BadassBiker s, LGBTI people and other alternative subcultures. It is also famed for its culture and it's nightlife, its nightlife[[labelnote:Note]]Unfortunately, after the lockout laws came into effect, the quality of Sydney's nightlife [[http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/other-industries/would-the-last-person-in-sydney-please-turn-the-lights-out/news-story/3ac474b2b168b029c5080f29d2e5510a has greatly diminished overall]].[[/labelnote]], as well as a [[StrawmanPolitical political culture]] shaped by {{bourgeois bohemian}}s and {{granola girl}}s.
29th Oct '16 5:34:40 PM Hugpocalypse
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Sydney's fortunes reversed in the [[TheGayNineties 1890s]], when Melbourne's booming economy crashed, causing a nationwide economic recession and leaving Melbourne economically stagnant for decades. Even with Melbourne becoming capital of Australia from Federation in 1901 to 1927, Sydney overtook Melbourne's place as Australia's biggest city in 1905, and from that point on, it became a much better place to live than it was previously. However, trends are showing that Melbourne might take that coveted spot back very soon. Today, Sydney is a ''very'' large city, taking up a size roughly 75% of UsefulNotes/{{The Netherlands}}, with its population spread out all over the place. There's been talks of centralising the city and decentralising the states to prevent NSW from becoming a one-city state; cities such as Wollongong, Newcastle, Griffith and Albury are increasingly being seen as alternatives to Sydney, and Sydney's high (read: astronomical) housing prices and shoddy infrastructure (which they're desperately striving to improve), such as an overcrowded airport and relatively slow public transport [[note]] It's not because it's actually slow, per se, Sydney is just ''huge'', with the one hour train ride from Sydney CBD to sprawl suburbs like Penrith, Windsor, Cronulla, Campbelltown and Gosford being on par with other first world cities' public transport to their urban sprawl (read: 50km or more from CBD). Also, massive public transport delays can occur [[WeaksauceWeakness from]] [[SnowedIn a dusting of snow]] in the {{Blue Mountains}}. Additionally, Australia as a whole lacks any sort of a high speed rail system with currently no real plan to create one anytime soon. Finally, the overcrowding of the airport is to be remedied by the construction of another airport at Badgerys Creek, a rural area between Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown, if anything, this made high speed rail an even lower priority in Australia. [[/note]], in TheNewTens only add fuel to that fire. Multiple renovations in the city (such as making a [[http://westernsydneyparklands.com.au giant park in the city's west]], a French Riviera-style strip in Brighton-le-Sands and turning King's Cross into Sydney's Times Square,[[note]] For reference on that last one, King's Cross is famous for being ''the'' nightclub and {{red light district}} of Sydney at best; at worst, it has a justified reputation for attracting all sorts of crime, such as a heavy drug dealer presence, crime families owning nightclubs, abundant prostitution, etc. Also, only William Street, the main street of the area looks anything close to Times Square, while the rest of King's Cross is sometimes viewed in the same light as [[CityNoir Gotham City]] [[/note]]) are underway.

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Sydney's fortunes reversed in the [[TheGayNineties 1890s]], when Melbourne's booming economy crashed, causing a nationwide economic recession and leaving Melbourne economically stagnant for decades. Even with Melbourne becoming capital of Australia from Federation in 1901 to 1927, Sydney overtook Melbourne's place as Australia's biggest city in 1905, and from that point on, it became a much better place to live than it was previously. However, trends are showing that Melbourne might take that coveted spot back very soon. Today, Sydney is a ''very'' large city, taking up a size roughly 75% of UsefulNotes/{{The Netherlands}}, with its population spread out all over the place. There's been talks of centralising the city and decentralising the states to prevent NSW from becoming a one-city state; cities such as Wollongong, Newcastle, Griffith and Albury are increasingly being seen as alternatives to Sydney, and Sydney's high (read: astronomical) housing prices and shoddy infrastructure (which they're desperately striving to improve), such as an overcrowded airport and relatively slow public transport [[note]] It's not because it's actually slow, per se, Sydney is just ''huge'', with the one hour train ride from Sydney CBD to sprawl suburbs like Penrith, Windsor, Cronulla, and Campbelltown and Gosford being on par with other first world cities' public transport to their urban sprawl (read: 50km or more from CBD). Also, massive public transport delays can occur [[WeaksauceWeakness from]] [[SnowedIn a dusting of snow]] in the {{Blue Mountains}}.Blue Mountains. Additionally, Australia as a whole lacks any sort of a high speed rail system with currently no real plan to create one anytime soon. Finally, the overcrowding of the airport is to be remedied by the construction of another airport at Badgerys Creek, a rural area between Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown, if anything, this made high speed rail an even lower priority in Australia. [[/note]], in TheNewTens only add fuel to that fire. Multiple renovations in the city (such as making a [[http://westernsydneyparklands.com.au giant park in the city's west]], a French Riviera-style strip in Brighton-le-Sands and turning King's Cross into Sydney's Times Square,[[note]] For reference on that last one, King's Cross is famous for being ''the'' nightclub and {{red light district}} of Sydney at best; at worst, it has a justified reputation for attracting all sorts of crime, such as a heavy drug dealer presence, crime families owning nightclubs, abundant prostitution, etc. Also, only William Street, the main street of the area looks anything close to Times Square, while the rest of King's Cross is sometimes viewed in the same light as [[CityNoir Gotham City]] [[/note]]) are underway.
underway, leading to the nickname "City of Cranes" due to the somewhat absurd amount of development done to it.
26th Oct '16 4:12:54 AM DeepRed
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* ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'' - a brief shot of Sydney in smouldering ruins can be seen.
20th Aug '16 2:16:09 PM Morgenthaler
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** An area between Parramatta, Canterbury-Bankstown and the Inner West is where Sydney's Olympic Park is located. [[TemptingFate Despite being located atop a former clay mine, abattoir and landfill]] and near the [[MadeOfExplodium munitions stockpile at the Newington Armory]], the 2000 Sydney Olympics attracted worldwide praise for its smooth operation, lack of bad consequences (such as what happened to {{Montreal}} and {{Athens}} ) and successful utilisation of Olympic facilities after the games. However, due to it's proximity to industrial areas, [[HellholePrison Silverwater Jail]] and a large oil refinery, the area has a slight reputation as a {{PollutedWasteland}}. [[MoodWhiplash On the other hand, this area also has diverse shopping opportunities]] at Flemington Markets, Direct Factory Outlets (known locally as DFO) and an IKEA.

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** An area between Parramatta, Canterbury-Bankstown and the Inner West is where Sydney's Olympic Park is located. [[TemptingFate Despite being located atop a former clay mine, abattoir and landfill]] and near the [[MadeOfExplodium munitions stockpile at the Newington Armory]], the 2000 Sydney Olympics attracted worldwide praise for its smooth operation, lack of bad consequences (such as what happened to {{Montreal}} UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} and {{Athens}} ) and successful utilisation of Olympic facilities after the games. However, due to it's proximity to industrial areas, [[HellholePrison Silverwater Jail]] and a large oil refinery, the area has a slight reputation as a {{PollutedWasteland}}. [[MoodWhiplash On the other hand, this area also has diverse shopping opportunities]] at Flemington Markets, Direct Factory Outlets (known locally as DFO) and an IKEA.
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