Birrarung Marr forms a green link between the sports precinct of Melbourne Park and Federation Square, giving striking views of the city skyline, the sports arenas, river and parklands. Created from land previously occupied by railway lines, a swimming pool and a road, it now consists of grassy slopes, intersected by a long footbridge that crosses the entire park from the southeast to the northwest. The footbridge starts at a small, artificially created wetland area in the southeast by the river called the Billabong and leads over Red Gum Gully to the park’s centrepiece, the Federation Bells, a collection of 39 bells ranging in size from a small handbell to a huge bell weighing a tonne, created to commemorate the Centenary of Federation in 2001. The bells are computer-controlled and normally ring three times a day.

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