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Growth of a city

The City of Sydney is one of 43 local government areas within the Sydney metropolitan area. People from all over the world have made their home in the more than 400 suburbs that make up Sydney, resulting in one of the world's most multicultural cities.


Urban history explores the urban growth of cities and suburbs. Sydney’s urban environment has been shaped by government, policy and people. As the oldest municipal council in New South Wales, the City of Sydney has governed the central city area and contributed to the creation of infrastructure within Sydney. Street names, historic photographs, plans and historical research can shine a light on our city and place it in a global context.

Last updated: Tuesday, 4 December 2012