A number of capital works projects are being undertaken by the Western Sydney Parklands Trust to add further facilities to the Parklands.
In the northern precinct a new loop walking track at Bungarribee Park, combined with a new cycle track and dog leash-free area has been constructed and is open.
Residents of the Liverpool LGA are now benefiting from new walking tracks at Shale Hills and new sealed cycle tracks. An educational amphitheatre has also been installed in this precinct.
A number of entry points to the Parklands Track have been made more visible and attractive to visitors.
Parklands signage and furniture is being rolled out across the Parklands to make it easier to find your way around. You will notice our vibrant new signs at Plough & Harrow, The Dairy and Pimelea Picnic Grounds as well as Sugarloaf Ridge and Moonrise Lookout. New directional signage will be installed in early 2011 along the new tracks in the Parklands at Glendenning.
$2 million upgrade to Nurragingy Reserve
Western Sydney Parklands Trust is investing $2 million in upgrades to the very popular Nurragingy Reserve at Doonside.
$200,000 is being spent on upgrading four children's playgrounds at Nurragingy - Kookaburra, Ibis, Wren and Lomandra. Creative design input has been provided by children's playground expert Fionna Robbe who is adept at developing imaginative children's spaces in natural settings using recycled and organic materials.
The four upgraded playgrounds will be open for public enjoyment at the end of October 2011. Other works wil include new barbecues and picnic shelters, new electricity and serew work, repairs to paths and roads in Nurragingy and the first stage of an exciting new intergenerational playground which wil be situated near the lake and incorporate water play equipment.
Dog Leash-Free Park at Bungarribee to enjoy some more visitor friendly features
Commencing during Spring 2011 the dog leash-free park on Doonside Road will undergo an upgrade to make this very popular Parklands location even more attractive to dogs and their humans. New features will include:
- Air lock gates into the dog park to increase canine entry/exit safety
- A roofed shade shelter inside the main entrance to the dog park
- Additional seating within the dog park
- New bins
- A track extension from the dog park to the new adjacent Bunya residential development
- Turf renovations
Major Upgrade to Lizard Log - Stage 2 now complete
The Stage 2 upgrade works at the popular Lizard Log picnic grounds in Abbotsbury are now complete. At a cost of $3.5 million, the new features include:
- A new carpark situated directly inside the main entry gate which holds around 250 cars
- Expansion of the existing carpark to double its previous capacity to 100 cars
- Additional parking along the entry road
- New walking path parallel to the entry road
- New signage and additional landscape plantings
- New access paths from the carparks to the BBQ and shelter platforms
- Building of a dedicated event space is currently under way and is due for completion during Spring 2011