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25 years of Bicentennial Park


This year marks 25 years since the opening of Bicentennial Park.

Up until 1978 rubbish was still being tipped in the area until concerns were expressed about the importance of this wetland area as a bird habitat. In 1979 a study undertaken by Concord Council and Macquarie University recommended the creation of the new park. Work on the park proceeded through the 1980s with Bicentennial Park opening on the 1 January 1988.

There will be a range of activities throughout 2013 to celebrate 25 years of Bicentennial Park. This Australia Day special activities at Bicentennial Park include people coming together to form a giant ’25’.

The photograph above from Canada Bay Connections was taken on the opening day in 1988. Another view is posted on flickr.