HOLROYD Gardens in Merrylands could become the new permanent home for Waitangi Day celebrations in western Sydney.
New Zealand nationals have used the park for the last five years to celebrate the public holiday which marks the day Maori and Europeans signed the Treaty of Waitangi on February 6, 1840.
This year's celebrations included traditional Maori music and food, cultural performances such as a haka and jewellery stalls with wood carvings.
Holroyd mayor Ross Grove said the event had become a major attraction for Merrylands with 8000 people attending this month's celebrations.
"The council sees real value in promoting cultural events like this which helps promote the profile of the region," Cr Grove said.
"In a lot of ways Merrylands has now become the centrepoint for the New Zealand community with residents from Bondi to Penrith all coming along to this year's event."
In preparation for next year's event Holroyd Council is considering building a small cooking facility in the park known as a "hangi".
The hangi is a traditional Maori form of cooking with heated rocks in a buried pit oven.
Cr Grove said construction of the hangi would be at a very low-cost to either council or promoters.