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Friday, 14 May 2010

Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton is a suburb of Sydney located 27 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district. Chipping Norton Lakes is a magnificent regional park located along the Georges River on Homestead Avenue at Chipping Norton providing cycleways, barbecue facilities, picnic areas, playground equipment, boat ramps, sporting fields.
Thomas Moore was granted waterfront land that is now part of the park. 'The Homestead' within the reserve grounds was built in the 1880s. As farming activities declined, the rich topsoil and underlying sand was mined. After 20 years of mining, the riverbanks were packed with dangerous pits and eroded banks. In 1977 the Chipping Norton Lakes Authority was set up to rehabilitate the area into parkland.

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