History UsefulNotes / Sydney

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.
18th Aug '16 7:59:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/OutOfTheBody''
10th Aug '16 4:11:28 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Sydney is the site of a SpaceElevator in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', Sydney is the site capital of a SpaceElevator in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.the Unified Earth Government and where United Nations Space Command headquarters is located.
3rd Jul '16 4:21:29 AM Bronzethumb
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* ''Series/{{Cleverman}}'' - the setting is never explicitly stated, but the urban coastal setting and some miscellaneous background signage place the show in Sydney. The Zone (a patrolled, walled-off area where the "Hairypeople" are segregated) [[RealitySubtext is formerly Redfern]].

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* ''Series/{{Cleverman}}'' - the setting is never explicitly stated, but the urban coastal setting and some miscellaneous background signage place the show set in Sydney. The Zone (a patrolled, a [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] {{Dystopia}} where Redfern has been converted into "the Zone", a walled-off area district patrolled by the military where the "Hairypeople" are segregated) [[RealitySubtext is formerly Redfern]].have been segregated.
3rd Jul '16 3:57:09 AM Bronzethumb
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* ''Series/{{Cleverman}}'' - the setting is never explicitly stated, but the urban coastal setting and some miscellaneous background signage place the show in Sydney. The Zone (a patrolled, walled-off area where the "Hairypeople" are segregated) [[RealitySubtext is formerly Redfern]].
29th Jun '16 8:00:09 PM DeltaDart
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* Sydney is the site of a SpaceElevator in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.
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