Saturday, 26 March 2016

Badgerys Creek: A Ghost Town

Typed on Saturday 26th March 2016:

Hi all.
Today, Saturday 26th March 2016 i went for a drive to Badgerys Creek near Bringelly South West Sydney.

As most of you may know the suburb of Badgerys Creek will soon be levelled to make way for a new Domestic & International Airport.

There are very few residents in Badgerys Creek as they have been told to leave as construction of the new airport will begin at the end of 2016.

Street after street, emptyness.
Countless driveways, letterboxes and white picket fences yet no houses to complete the picture.

A majority of the houses have been demolished yet a couple remain.. Abandoned and left to decay.

An abandoned school which has seen better days.
One of the school buildings has been mostly burnt out.

An old bus stop which once saw kids waiting to get their bus home.

A car sits on a gravel road.. Gutted.

A Cemetery which will soon be relocated.

A rusted gate lock.

It was good driving through the area taking plenty of photos to document everything before the airport is operational.
The airport is due to open in the mid 2020's.

I had a rather scary experience while being in the area.
While driving around taking photos of the abandonments there was an angry looking person in a silver car.
I decided to make my way towards Elizabeth Drive just incase he was to try run me off the road.
When he pulled up beside me i realised he had kids inside the car so i thought "he is just a family man, nothing to worry about".
Not likely.
About half an hour later while exploring another one of Badgerys Creek's deserted streets i see the same car.
This time the guy meant business.
He was yelling at the top of his lungs F*ck off! F*ck off!
Thats when i thought it would be a good time to abort the exploration.

I don't know if he was a random angry guy, neighbourhood watch or someone trying to protect Badgerys Creek.

In the end id never do anything to damage anything in the area.

Anyway.. That was my day!

Thank you for reading.
I filmed a lengthy video which will be uploaded to Abandoned Oz on Sunday 27th March 2016.

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