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New signature walk for Western Sydney one step closer

Published: 18 June 2020 at 10:17 am

The future western ridges walk CREDIT Daniel Tran

Plans for an iconic new walk in Western Sydney Parklands with views from the Blue Mountains to the CBD and showcasing some of NSW’s most beautiful bush and natural beauty is set to open next year.

The 12-kilometre walk will start adjacent to Middleton Grange in the Liverpool area of the Western Sydney Parklands and wind north to Cecil Hills.
Western Sydney Parklands Executive Director, Suellen Fitzgerald said the Walk’s positioning is truly spectacular, highlighting some of Western Sydney’s outstanding natural beauty.

“Visitors will be able to enjoy incredible views and pause to catch their breath along a number of well-designed resting areas,” Ms Fitzgerald said.

“This Walk will be the hugely popular, not only with locals, but visitors from all over Sydney and beyond. We are talking to residents and community groups in coming weeks about our new destination walk in the heart of Sydney’s West.”

The Parkland’s existing tracks and trails are used by around 250,000 people annually and feature spectacular sites including Moonrise Lookout, The Dairy, Plough and Harrow, Sugarloaf Ridge and Lizard Log.

“Our tracks and trails are hugely popular, with options for beginners through to advanced bush walkers,” Ms Fitzgerald said. “We are looking forward to adding this Walk to our network of existing tracks and trails to offer another great option to keep fit and healthy while enjoying the Parkland’s stunning natural bushland.”

Concept plans for the Walk have been developed under the Southern Parklands Framework, a long-term plan for the Parklands’ Liverpool precincts. The Parklands is Sydney’s biggest backyard and the largest urban park in Australia, spanning 27 kilometres across 5,280 hectares - almost the same size as Sydney Harbour - with an existing 60-kilometre network of tracks and trails. To find out more about the Walk and view the most recent designs, map and artist impressions, see our Current Projects page.

Media contact: Claire Thompson, Communications Officer – 0450 830 137

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