An examination of the history of Narawang Wetland and the surrounding area provides a way of better understanding the interactions within the environment. Various human uses have transformed this site numerous times. The area was original used by local Aboriginal groups, and was impacted by early European settlers in the late 1700s. The area was used for agriculture, various types of industry, and small housing developments. It fell into decline during much of the 20th century, but has been revitalised through a massive remediation and renewal effort. World-class sporting facilities were constructed, and the area hosted the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It is now used as parkland, for commercial activity and medium and high density housing.
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