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Flemington
SydneyNew South Wales
Flemington Markets 4 Plaza.JPG
Sydney Markets Plaza, Flemington
Postcode: 2140
Location: 16 km (10 mi) W of Sydney CBD
LGA: Municipality of Strathfield
State District: Strathfield
Federal Division: Reid
Suburbs around Flemington:
Sydney Olympic Park Homebush Homebush
Homebush West Flemington Homebush
Lidcombe Homebush West Homebush

Flemington is a locality within the suburb of Homebush West in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Flemington is located 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Strathfield.

Transport

Flemington railway station is on the Airport, Inner West & South Line of the Sydney Trains network. Parramatta Road and the M4 Western Motorway demarcate the northern border of Flemington. Homebush Bay Drive forms the western border.

History

This area was originally known Liberty Plains but was called Flemington by John Fleming, who was granted 200 acres (0.81 km2) here in 1806. The bush was turned into paddocks and later was the site of a cattle saleyard (which gave its name to Saleyards Creek). In the early 1970s, the Sydney Markets were built at Flemington to relieve the Paddy's Markets at Haymarket, in the city. Since the establishment of Sydney Markets at Flemington in 1975, the residential part of the suburb, south of the railway line became known as Homebush West. Some residents of Homebush West, want their suburb renamed back to Flemington.

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Coordinates: 33°51′48″S 151°04′15″E / 33.86327°S 151.07077°E / -33.86327; 151.07077


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