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Urban Growth of Oran Park About Initially, Oran Park was the sacred land of the Dharawal people, who were dislocated by European settlers - Oran Park then became a rural town with large, untouched areas of pastures and hills - There was a golf course, a trotting track and a motor racing circuit - Earliest form of development was in the 1960s, where stables, floriculture and horticulture were introduced for farming purposes - Had been famous for its raceway built in 1962, which was taken down in 2010 to make way for Oran Park’s development Geographical Dimensions - 60km southwest from Sydney CBD (Sydney’s central business district) with an area of 1119ha - In the Macarthur Region and part of the Camden Council - Becoming a growing urban area in Sydney because: - It is in the centre of the Camden local government area - More facilities, such as schools, shops, houses, roads, public parks, recreational facilities, as well as a retirement village - Part of the Innovation Corridor, and because of its high-speed optic cable, it attracts many businesses associated with technology-related business activation and telemarketing to the area - However, this also causes a disturbance in the local environment - Native species would lose their habitat due to the development sites destroying the land - However, the town still tries to maintain a sustainable lifestyle, with features including effective storm water storage, landscaping that lowers the amount of water consumed, and
houses being built with designs that assist in lowering the amount of consumed energy) Geographical Processes - Suburbanisation is the outward urban expansion of an area, which can involve the transformation of a small village into a more populaced urban environment - The suburbs are the outer parts of the city which are from a small enough proximity from the centre of the city to be able to be travelled to by travellers. - As suburbanisation continues, it attracts more people from other places who are interested in the large amount of space available. - This is the case in Oran Park, which has been redeveloping since 2011, and has thus been attracting more prospective residents to the area for various reasons, such as: - A desire to live in a peaceful area that does not rely too heavily on modern technology - To invest in property that may become valuable with the next decade. - This can be seen by the fact that in 2010, there were only 3442 residents in Oran Park, but this figure is currently 4753 in 2016, and is expected to grow to 21485 people by 2036, as according to the Mayor of Camden, Lara Symkowiak, the population of Oran Park has been expanding by over 24% each year Oran Park Growth: 201 1 - Small settlement -

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