History UsefulNotes / Sydney

6th Feb '16 11:16:29 AM nombretomado
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* The North West is considered "the suburbs" and goes from Epping to Hornsby to Parramatta. Has an odd relationship with the rest of the city as it is trapped between demographics, with people further East associating the North West with the middle and lower classes in the West and South West, while the people in those areas associate the North West with the upper class North Shore and CBD areas. It further isolates itself from the rest of the city because of it's preferences for both Rugby Union ''and'' a much higher level of interest in AustralianRulesFootball. Lots of parks and shopping centers. Some areas are not so multicultural, others (such as Epping for example, which has an Asian majority) have become extremely multicultural. May also consider Hornsby a part. Goes from Dural to Epping to Hornsby to Parramatta. A subset of the North West is the Hills District, a vague term for where you find {{nouveau riche}} upper-middle class families, almost all of which live in [[StepfordSuburbia giant Mc Mansions and send their kids to fancy private schools]] in what could be termed the Australian version of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream. Others are middle upper class and middle class but are not rich. It is considered one of the centres of the religious movement in Australia, with the 'Hillsong' Church being equivalent to Christian fundamentalist movements in the United States. Has a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia,_New_South_Wales real suburb]] [[MeaningfulName justifiably named]] {{Arcadia}}.

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* The North West is considered "the suburbs" and goes from Epping to Hornsby to Parramatta. Has an odd relationship with the rest of the city as it is trapped between demographics, with people further East associating the North West with the middle and lower classes in the West and South West, while the people in those areas associate the North West with the upper class North Shore and CBD areas. It further isolates itself from the rest of the city because of it's preferences for both Rugby Union ''and'' a much higher level of interest in AustralianRulesFootball.UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball. Lots of parks and shopping centers. Some areas are not so multicultural, others (such as Epping for example, which has an Asian majority) have become extremely multicultural. May also consider Hornsby a part. Goes from Dural to Epping to Hornsby to Parramatta. A subset of the North West is the Hills District, a vague term for where you find {{nouveau riche}} upper-middle class families, almost all of which live in [[StepfordSuburbia giant Mc Mansions and send their kids to fancy private schools]] in what could be termed the Australian version of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream. Others are middle upper class and middle class but are not rich. It is considered one of the centres of the religious movement in Australia, with the 'Hillsong' Church being equivalent to Christian fundamentalist movements in the United States. Has a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia,_New_South_Wales real suburb]] [[MeaningfulName justifiably named]] {{Arcadia}}.



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]] [[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 other]] [[AustralianRulesFootball [[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]].
11th Jan '16 1:30:25 PM phoenix
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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 TheBeautifulGame 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, 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 TheBeautifulGame UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball over 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 [[TheBeautifulGame Association Football]] (The two cities otherwise tend to mainly support the [[RugbyLeague other]] [[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 [[TheBeautifulGame Association Football]] UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball (The two cities otherwise tend to mainly support the [[RugbyLeague other]] [[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]].
4th Jan '16 4:17:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Although not from Sydney, ColdChisel spent most of their career living there, and the city appears prominently in the lyrics and clips of many songs from their last two albums.

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* Although not from Sydney, ColdChisel Music/ColdChisel spent most of their career living there, and the city appears prominently in the lyrics and clips of many songs from their last two albums.



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* One of the scenes in the music video for PhilCollins' ''Take Me Home'' features him in Sydney with the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge in the background.

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* One of the scenes in the music video for PhilCollins' Music/PhilCollins' ''Take Me Home'' features him in Sydney with the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge in the background.
26th Dec '15 6:10:28 PM nombretomado
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* The North West is considered "the suburbs" and goes from Epping to Hornsby to Parramatta. Has an odd relationship with the rest of the city as it is trapped between demographics, with people further East associating the North West with the middle and lower classes in the West and South West, while the people in those areas associate the North West with the upper class North Shore and CBD areas. It further isolates itself from the rest of the city because of it's preferences for both Rugby Union ''and'' a much higher level of interest in AustralianRulesFootball. Lots of parks and shopping centers. Some areas are not so multicultural, others (such as Epping for example, which has an Asian majority) have become extremely multicultural. May also consider Hornsby a part. Goes from Dural to Epping to Hornsby to Parramatta. A subset of the North West is the Hills District, a vague term for where you find {{nouveau riche}} upper-middle class families, almost all of which live in [[StepfordSuburbia giant Mc Mansions and send their kids to fancy private schools]] in what could be termed the Australian version of the AmericanDream. Others are middle upper class and middle class but are not rich. It is considered one of the centres of the religious movement in Australia, with the 'Hillsong' Church being equivalent to Christian fundamentalist movements in the United States. Has a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia,_New_South_Wales real suburb]] [[MeaningfulName justifiably named]] {{Arcadia}}.

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* The North West is considered "the suburbs" and goes from Epping to Hornsby to Parramatta. Has an odd relationship with the rest of the city as it is trapped between demographics, with people further East associating the North West with the middle and lower classes in the West and South West, while the people in those areas associate the North West with the upper class North Shore and CBD areas. It further isolates itself from the rest of the city because of it's preferences for both Rugby Union ''and'' a much higher level of interest in AustralianRulesFootball. Lots of parks and shopping centers. Some areas are not so multicultural, others (such as Epping for example, which has an Asian majority) have become extremely multicultural. May also consider Hornsby a part. Goes from Dural to Epping to Hornsby to Parramatta. A subset of the North West is the Hills District, a vague term for where you find {{nouveau riche}} upper-middle class families, almost all of which live in [[StepfordSuburbia giant Mc Mansions and send their kids to fancy private schools]] in what could be termed the Australian version of the AmericanDream.UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream. Others are middle upper class and middle class but are not rich. It is considered one of the centres of the religious movement in Australia, with the 'Hillsong' Church being equivalent to Christian fundamentalist movements in the United States. Has a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia,_New_South_Wales real suburb]] [[MeaningfulName justifiably named]] {{Arcadia}}.
5th Dec '15 6:13:23 AM DeepRed
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* Purna Jackson from ''VideoGames/DeadIsland'' would probably have an ''Series/{{Underbelly}}'' series based on her ''before'' the events in Banoi.. [[CowboyCop Cowgirl Cop.]] Dealing with sexism, racism, and police corruption in Sydney. [[AngryBlackMan AngryBlackWoman.]] Definitely a [[AcceptableTargets Collingwood supporter.]]

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* Purna Jackson from ''VideoGames/DeadIsland'' ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' would probably have an ''Series/{{Underbelly}}'' series based on her ''before'' the events in Banoi.. [[CowboyCop Cowgirl Cop.]] Dealing with sexism, racism, and police corruption in Sydney. [[AngryBlackMan AngryBlackWoman.Angry Black Woman.]] Definitely a [[AcceptableTargets Collingwood supporter.]]
5th Dec '15 6:00:06 AM DeepRed
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* The {{mockumentary}} sitcom "The Games" explored the misadventures of an organising committee for the 2000 Summer Olympics.
30th Oct '15 6:49:23 PM CH4S
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See [[UsefulNotes/TheBlueMountains our article 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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See [[UsefulNotes/TheBlueMountains our article [[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]].
11th Oct '15 1:40:26 AM Trogdor7620
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* ''Film/PacificRim'' had a short conflict between Mutavore and [[HumongousMecha Striker Eureka]]. The Harbor Bridge and the Opera House are clearly visible when the {{Kaiju}} busts through the Coastal Wall.
13th Sep '15 5:03:57 AM CH4S
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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) [[ConspicuousConsumption which are bought to solely to showcase the owner's wealth]].
* The North West is considered "the suburbs" and goes from Epping to Hornsby to Parramatta. Has an odd relationship with the rest of the city as it is trapped between demographics, with people further East associating the North West with the middle and lower classes in the West and South West, while the people in those areas associate the North West with the upper class North Shore and CBD areas. It further isolates itself from the rest of the city because of it's preferences for both Rugby Union ''and'' a much higher level of interest in AustralianRulesFootball. Lots of parks and shopping centers. Some areas are not so multicultural, others (such as Epping for example, which has an Asian majority) have become extremely multicultural. May also consider Hornsby a part. Goes from Dural to Epping to Hornsby to Parramatta. A subset of the North West is the Hills District, a vague term for where you find {{nouveau riche}} upper-middle class families, almost all of which live in [[StepfordSuburbia giant Mc Mansions and send their kids to fancy private schools]] in what could be termed the Australian version of the AmericanDream. Others are middle upper class and middle class but are not rich. It is considered one of the centres of the religious movement in Australia, with the 'Hillsong' Church being equivalent to Christian fundamentalist movements in the United States.

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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) transport, steep hills, winding roads) [[ConspicuousConsumption which are bought to solely to showcase the owner's wealth]].
* The North West is considered "the suburbs" and goes from Epping to Hornsby to Parramatta. Has an odd relationship with the rest of the city as it is trapped between demographics, with people further East associating the North West with the middle and lower classes in the West and South West, while the people in those areas associate the North West with the upper class North Shore and CBD areas. It further isolates itself from the rest of the city because of it's preferences for both Rugby Union ''and'' a much higher level of interest in AustralianRulesFootball. Lots of parks and shopping centers. Some areas are not so multicultural, others (such as Epping for example, which has an Asian majority) have become extremely multicultural. May also consider Hornsby a part. Goes from Dural to Epping to Hornsby to Parramatta. A subset of the North West is the Hills District, a vague term for where you find {{nouveau riche}} upper-middle class families, almost all of which live in [[StepfordSuburbia giant Mc Mansions and send their kids to fancy private schools]] in what could be termed the Australian version of the AmericanDream. Others are middle upper class and middle class but are not rich. It is considered one of the centres of the religious movement in Australia, with the 'Hillsong' Church being equivalent to Christian fundamentalist movements in the United States. Has a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia,_New_South_Wales real suburb]] [[MeaningfulName justifiably named]] {{Arcadia}}.



** 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 its stance on [[GranolaGirl progressive politics]].

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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 its stance on [[GranolaGirl progressive politics]].a [[StrawmanPolitical political culture]] shaped by {{bourgeois bohemian}}s and {{granola girl}}s.
13th Sep '15 4:40:56 AM CH4S
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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}. Finally, Australia as a whole lacks any sort of a high speed rail system with currently no real plan to create one anytime soon. [[/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, 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}. Finally, 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.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.



** Perhaps one of the world's best examples of {{Arcadia}} and {{Ghibli Hills}} can be found in this region. A drive on the A9 highway from Richmond or Windsor to Campbelltown (except for Penrith which is halfway between these two regions) takes you through picturesque scenery like forests with Kangaroos, [[https://beckdunnphotography.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/untitled_panorama4-web1.jpg country towns that don't look they're only 50km from Sydney CBD]], [[http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/901558_10151597185363659_1903839435_o.jpg green rolling hills, paddocks with dairy cows and the constant backdrop of the Blue Mountains]], in fact, it looks [[TruthInTelevision exactly like a children's picture book]].

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** Perhaps one of the world's best examples of {{Arcadia}} and {{Ghibli Hills}} can be found in this region. A drive on the A9 highway from Richmond or Windsor to Campbelltown (except for Penrith which is halfway between these two regions) takes you through picturesque scenery like forests with Kangaroos, [[https://beckdunnphotography.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/untitled_panorama4-web1.jpg country towns that don't look they're only 50km from Sydney CBD]], [[http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/901558_10151597185363659_1903839435_o.jpg green rolling hills, paddocks with dairy cows and the constant backdrop of the Blue Mountains]], in fact, it looks [[TruthInTelevision exactly like a children's picture book]]. It is precisely in this area that the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Sydney_Airport airport in Badgerys Creek]] is to be built after literally decades of {{Development Hell}}.
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