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New walk for Southern Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands Trust is currently developing the concept plan for the iconic Walk which travels, between Middleton Grange and the Wylde Mountain Bike Trail in Cecil Hills, providing a new nature-based walking experience across 12 kilometres.

About the Concept Plan

A concept plan for the Walk have 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

Walk route

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

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.


Timing

The Concept Plan is in the design phase and is anticipated to be completed in later this year.

It is anticipated the Walk will be constructed in the first half of 2021, ready for visitors to enjoy later in 2021.

 
Questions?

If you have any questions about the Concept Plan or would like to find out more contact: westernridgeswalk@wsp.com.

 

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.

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