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Canterbury Park Racecourse

Item details

Name of item: Canterbury Park Racecourse
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Recreation and Entertainment
Category: Racecourse
Primary address: 98 King Street, Canterbury, NSW 2193
Parish: Petersham
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canterbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
98 King StreetCanterburyCanterburyPetershamCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

An important landscape feature, long associated with Canterbury which services the whole metropolitan area.
Date significance updated: 23 Sep 02
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Construction years: 1945-1945
Physical description: Large racecourse with considerable areas of turf. Most of fixtures, such as rails, grandstands and stables are recently built but physical evidence of earlier building remains.


Historical notes: Horse raicing began in Canterbury 1852. The present site was leased from Jeffrey's Estate in 1884 by a company. Acquired by Sydney turf club which its first meeting in January 1945.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation (none)-

Recommended management:

Continue ongoing regular maintenance.


Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementNo Action, follow existing management contols04 Mar 05


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCanterbury LEP 2012i8001 Jan 13   
Local Environmental Plan 13818 Nov 94   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Canterbury Heritage Study198812.1Terry Kass & Meredith Walker  No
Canterbury Heritage Study Review2006 City Plan Heritage  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenF. A. Larcombe1979Change & Challenge

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1300002

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