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Eastern Creek
SydneyNew South Wales
V8racestart.jpg
Car racing at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek
Population: 799
Postcode: 2766
Location: 35 km (22 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA: City of Blacktown
State District: Prospect, Mulgoa, Mount Druitt
Federal Division:
Suburbs around Eastern Creek:
Rooty Hill Doonside Arndell Park
Minchinbury Erskine Park Eastern Creek Huntingwood
Kemps Creek Horsley Park Prospect

Eastern Creek is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Eastern Creek is located 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of the Sydney central business district, in the Blacktown local government area and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Eastern Creek is west of the Prospect Reservoir and is most notable for containing Sydney Motorsport Park (previously known as Eastern Creek Raceway), the Western Sydney International Dragway. and the former site of Wonderland Sydney amusement park.

History

The origin of the suburb's name lies in the fact the eastern branch of South Creek became known as Eastern Creek. The village that then grew where the road crossed the creek became known as Eastern Creek.

Recreation

Sydney Motorsport Park has hosted V8 Supercars events and hosted the Top Gear Festival on 8 and 9 March 2014. The Western Sydney International Dragway is located next to it.

Wonderland Sydney was a large amusement park that operated here between 1985 and 2004. Wonderland is now the site of a business park called Interchange Park.

The Western Sydney Parklands lies to the west of the suburb.

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