Loading Western Sydney Parklands...
Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands Trust is finalising plans for the iconic walk (Walk) which travels, between the Wylde Mountain Bike Trail in Cecil Hills and Middleton Grange, through Darug Country and the beautiful bushland of the Cumberland Plain.

What's happened:

  • A successful consultation period with community and stakeholders in July 2020 resulted in significant positive feedback around the Walk. Feedback around the proposed carpark at McIver Avenue, Middleton Grange was taken on board and automated gates at the park entry will close vehicle access at night in line with the Western Sydney Parklands standard opening hours.
  •  A wayfinding strategy created for signage across the Walk to ensure safe navigation for visitors. It also includes a number of walking loops to provide shorter and longer options, taking in the unique qualities of this special part of the Parklands.
  • Two arts and culture projects for the Walk are underway integrating Aboriginal stories and language alongside a new Aboriginal name for the Walk and its key features.
  • The Trust is in the final stages of the design process for the Walk including site investigations to ensure minimum impact to the environment.

 

Construction of the Walk is expected to begin around mid-2021 in conjunction with the Wylde Mountain Bike Trail Relocation as well as major pipeline installation by Sydney Water in Cecil Park.

About the Concept Plan

A concept plan for the Walk has been developed under the Western Sydney Parklands’ Southern Parklands Framework, a long-term plan to develop the Parklands within the Liverpool LGA. The Walk will also build upon the existing 60-kilometre network of tracks and trails across the entire Parklands.

Image of proposed Walk route map

Static map showing the walk route(July 2020).

Preserving the area’s natural setting and minimising impacts landscape, ecological and heritage values is at the centre of the design for the Walk.

The Walk will allow visitors to experience the diversity and abundance of animal, bird and plant life along with magnificent views to the Blue Mountains all the way over to Sydney’s east.

The concept plans include a number of resting areas, viewing platforms and lookouts (click on Artist Impression's below for more detail) where visitors will be able to pause to catch their breath and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the trail.

Access and Parking

It is proposed that the Walk will be accessed from a number of points with key entries at the Wylde Mountain Bike Trail in Cecil Hills and off McIver Avenue, Middleton Grange. The main carpark to the Walk will be located at the Mountain Bike Track where amenities will also be available for visitors.

Image of Concept Plan for McIver Avenue Entry Area

Static map showing the Concept Plan for McIver Avenue Entry Area.

A new, smaller carpark is also proposed to be delivered as part of the plans, located at McIver Avenue. The proposed carpark will be part of the entry landscape to the Walk offering shaded grass areas overlooking the existing dam. Extensive tree planting will offer shade along the Walk for visitor comfort and enjoyment. 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Concept Plan or would like to find out more email us: info@wspt.nsw.gov.au.

Get Back on Track

Western Sydney Parklands is home to more than 60km of tracks and trails. Come and explore them and get back to what really matters – nature, family, friends, and fun.

Plan your next walk

Get Parklands News