The Edmondson Park area has an important Indigenous history. The Darug, Dharawal and Gundangara people occupied the area for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers.
The area also has strong links to Australia’s military history, including Bardia Barracks and Mont St Quentin Oval, which together make up the state heritage listed Ingleburn Military Heritage Precinct. Bardia Barracks was the first purpose-built defence base and training ground during World War Two. The Barracks were also used during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
We are exploring opportunities to restore the Barracks and are continuing to work with local military and heritage groups with a connection to the site.
Later this year we will begin works to upgrade Mont St Quentin Oval which will include an oval, amenities building, restored heritage items, landscaping, children’s playground and BBQ facilities.
We have incorporated the Indigenous and military history into the area. Many streets feature Indigenous and military names and some public artworks reflect military themes.