Thursday, 18 June 2009

Sydney Olympic Park, Abattoir Heritage Precinct

The Abattoir Heritage Precinct is located along Herb Elliott Avenue at Sydney Olympic Park, in the western suburb of Homebush Bay. These administrative buildings were part of the State Abattoirs, dating from the early 20th century. They were redeveloped for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games for use by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and visitor services. They are currently used for various sporting administration offices, visitor information and a café

5 comments:

  1. Would love to visit Australia sometime but most likely never will. I enjoyed the movie called Australia.
    Charlotte

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  2. Hope you do get the chance to visit someday Charlotte. Cheers.

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  3. abbatoir is a slaughter house . Was this a former stockyard and packing plant?

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  4. Yes Lee, that's exactly what it was. They opened in 1913 and ceased operations in 1988. With the abbatoirs and brickworks also closing at Homebush Bay that year, the site was available for redevelopment. Since it was only 16 kilometres from the centre of the city, it was an ideal location for the Olympic site in 2000.

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