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Parliament House is located on the east side of Macquarie Street. The central section of this building, which houses the New South Wales State Parliament, is part of the original Sydney Hospital built between 1811 and 1816. It has been a seat of government since 1829. The building was extended during the 19th century and again during the 1970s and 1980s. The facade consists of a two storey Georgian building, flanked by two Neo-gothic additions containing the parliamentary chambers. The current building contains the chambers for both houses of state parliament and also parliamentary offices. Parliamentary memorabilia is on view in the Jubilee Room, as are displays showing the legislative history of New South Wales and Parliament House's development. State Parliament usually sits between mid February and late March and between September and late November. The New South Wales Parliament has a reputation as one of the rowdiest legislative bodies in the world.


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Parliament House