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Auburn

Updated: 2014-07-11

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The City of Auburn local government area is right at the heart of Sydney, only 17 kilometers from Sydney CBD and 6 kilometers from Parramatta. The area has many attractions, including world class sporting facilities and business centre of Sydney Olympic Park, the Auburn Botanic Gardens, Bicentennial Park and the Gallipoli Mosque. Suburbs include Auburn, Berala, Homebush Bay, Lidcombe, Newington, Regents Park, Rookwood and Silverwater.

The area is exceptionally diverse in both cultural and socio-economic terms, contributing to a great source of energy and creativity to the local community. It has the largest overseas born population (53.2%) of any LGA in New South Wales and the highest percentage of new arrivals from refugee backgrounds, per capita, than any other LGA in the state. In Auburn, culture is constantly changing and evolving with people arriving and leaving and as they participate in daily life. The culture of Auburn is celebrated in the stories of residents, in the area's colourful cafes and restaurants, on street corners, at street festivals and in regional parks and gardens.

Auburn has a diverse economy, with a broad manufacturing base, significant growth in information and communication technologies, wholesaling, recreation and business services, food processing and education industries.

Further education is supported in Auburn by campuses of the University of Sydney, Australia's first University and colleges of Technical and Further education (TAFE). The Universities and institutions of higher education educate Australians to succeed in the global economy and teach overseas students both in Australia and in their home countries.

Related link: http://www.auburn.nsw.gov.au/