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Upcoming maintenance in our Parklands

Updated on 31 May 2021

Over the next few weeks we are giving a few of our favourite places some care. Our planned maintenance might restrict some access to these places and use of toilet facilities.  We’re sorry if this causes you any inconvenience. We are working hard to complete these works a quick as possible. We’ll keep you updated with any changes.

The upcoming work includes:

 Moonrise & Sugarloaf

  • Complete resurfacing of Saxony Rd, Border Rd, Sugarloaf Ridge paths and Villiers Rd path.
  • There will be no access to pedestrians or cyclists.

 

Lizard Log Shelters

  • Shelter access and landscaping upgrades are underway.
  • Shelter bookings have been restricted and will reopen when completed.

 

 Lizard Log Playground

  • We are freshening up the nature timber play area and working hard to be complete this in time for the school holidays.
  • This area will be fenced off, but the rest of the playground will be open.

 

Plough & Harrow West

  • From mid-June the lower toilet facilities will be unavailable because they are being relocated and upgraded. You will need to use the upper toilet block.
  • You can still access shelters and surrounding paths.

 

The Dairy

  • From mid-June the toilets are being upgraded with new tanks, pumps and a new sewer line being installed. Temporary Portaloo toilets will be available during the shutdown.

 

Shale Hills

  • From the 10 June the paths will be resurfaced and expected to be completed by end of June.
  • Access to some of these pedestrian paths, including to the dog park might be different.
  • Vehicle access to the dog park will not be affected. 

We will update this notice if there are any changes. If you have any questions please email us.

 

New trading times for Amorettis, Plough and Harrow

Great news! Amoretti's is now serving breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday, as well as on the weekends. Why not drop by for a bite or a drink while enjoying a lovely day out in Plough and Harrow. Check out their delicious menu here and stay up to date with their specials here.

 

Maintenance at Bungarribee Park

As part of our ongoing maintenance program a number of play elements at Bungarribee Park are currently closed or have limited access.  Play element’s impacted include the internal access to the large play tower structure, one of the two flying fox’s and two of the eight large swings.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to reintroducing these play elements in the not too distant future.

Lizard Log markets postponed


Due to the prediction of between 60mm and 120mm of rain on Saturday 20 March 2021, we think it would be too high risk to go ahead with our market.

We've decided to postpone untill the 27th of March. Stay safe and dry!

Western Sydney International Speedway leasing opportunity

Western Sydney Parklands Trust (WSPT) issues this Request for WSPT requests proposals from suitably qualified, skilled and experienced motor sports operators to lease and operate the new speedway facility at Ferrers Road, Eastern Creek.

  • In December 2019, the NSW Government committed to relocating speedway racing to the Eastern Creek Motor Sports Precinct (Precinct 5) within the Western Sydney Parklands.
  • On 23 December 2020, the Minister for Planning and Public Places granted development consent for the construction and operation of the Speedway.
  • Construction is underway, with a target date for commencement of operations of September 2021.
  • The anticipated Actual Completion of all construction works is planned for December 2021.
  • The Speedway is being offered by WSPT for a term of approximately eight (8) years from the day after Actual Completion of the Works, targeted for December 2021 to 29 November 2029.
  • WSPT wishes to enter into an Agreement for Lease with a Speedway Operator with the skills and experience to operate a successful speedway at the Eastern Creek location.

Closing Time and Date: 3:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 31 March 2021

RFP documentation is available from NSW eTendering.

ContactPeter Marshall, (02) 9909 2418

 

Wylde MBT closed on 4 February for track maintenance

Wylde Mountain Bike Trail will be closed all-day on Thursday 4 February 2021 for essential track maintenance. 

The trail will reopen (pending weather conditions) on Friday 5 February 2021 from sunrise.

Please plan your visit ahead and check the status of the trail here 

Thank you for your patience while these works are underway.

What we are doing in response to Covid-19

Updated 1 April 2021 

Following NSW Health orders, outdoor gatherings are now limited to 200 people. 

Please note that this is a revised order as of 29 March 2021.

Please remember social distancing and other COVID-19 safety guidelines when visiting the Parklands.

 

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our priority. We are closely checking and responding to NSW Health advice in this rapidly changing environment and will keep you updated as health restrictions are eased.

Western Sydney Parklands is open and we are monitoring visitor numbers and behaviour to make sure we continue to provide a quality experience for everyone.

If  COVID-19 numbers increase and social distancing becomes difficult, we will consider making the Parklands pedestrian-only and closing playgrounds if necessary.

Here is the latest advice:

  • Help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection by staying 1.5 metres away from other people where possible and avoiding close contact with people you do not live with.
  • NSW Health strongly recommends that you carry a clean face mask with you and wear it if you are unable to maintain 1.5 metres of physical distance from others.
  • Outdoor public gatherings, community sporting activities including training sessions, picnics, exercise and outdoor activities are allowed with up to 200 participants. It's encouraged to practise good hand hygiene and safe social distancing (1.5m) with people you don’t live with.
  • Parklands picnic shelters are open for bookings up to 200 people. It's encouraged to practise good hand hygiene and safe social distancing (1.5m) with people you don’t live with.  Please note, each picnic shelter is subject to its own capacity limit (including adults and children). Visit our shelter booking page for more information regarding picnic shelter capacity limits
  • Wedding organisers must comply with a COVID-19 safety plan. For booking inquiries, please contact the Trust to discuss your arrangements on (02) 9895 7500 or email; info@wspt.nsw.gov.au.
  • If gatherings and planned activities have more than 200 participants, the organiser must have a COVID-19 safety plan and the Trust will need to approve the plan prior to booking. .  
    • Participants include players, people who are training, officials and spectators. 
    • Commercial fitness groups and personal trainers must obtain a permit to operate in the Parklands.
  • Playgrounds and outdoor equipment are open but to be used with caution. It's encouraged to practise safe social distancing (1.5m) with people you don’t live with, good hand hygiene and gatherings are limited to 200 people.
  • Most cafes and food outlets in the Parklands are now open


Check our Frequently Asked Questions for details. For more information on these rules, head to the NSW Government website.

 

 

Be COVID-19 safe

To keep yourself and others safe, remember to:

  • Use playground or exercise equipment with caution.
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap or use hand sanitiser solution (minimum 60% alcohol) or wipes when using public facilities including playgrounds, shelters, barbecues and toilets.
  • Practise social distancing of 1.5 metres and do not gather in groups of more than 200 people, including children. Please be considerate of others and give them space on paths, tracks and in the parklands.
  • Practise cough and sneeze hygiene by covering your nose and mouth with your elbow. Tissues should be placed in bins provided.
  • Stay home and get tested if you are unwell.
  • If you have recently returned from overseas or have had close or casual contact with a person with COVID-19, you must self-isolate for 14 days. See NSW Health COVID-19 website for more details.
  • Download the COVIDSafe app today.  

 

Parklands staff and contractors

Parklands staff are required to practise social distancing and will be keeping a close eye on visitors to ensure the Health Orders are followed.

Staff will also follow hygiene rules, stay home if they feel unwell and self-isolate if they have recently returned from overseas or have come in close or casual contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

NSW Police have declared that they will be officially monitoring and enforcing Government protocols, supported by Parklands staff when necessary.

 

Venue closures and changes

The following venues are OPEN to the public as follows:

 

Please check directly with the venues if you have any questions about their operating hours or services.

 

For more information

For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us via: info@wspt.nsw.gov.au.

M12 Investigations underway in the Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands Trust continues to work closely with the M12 Motorway team as they prepare for the motorway to start construction in 2022.

This preparation includes doing geo-technical investigation and survey works inside the Parklands. The results will provide information on the soil profile of the ground so the project team can prepare the detailed design to build the motorway.

Over the next few months when visiting the Parklands, you may see activity associated with these investigations. This means seeing or hearing a rig drilling borehole, seeing crews digging test pits or vehicles accessing more remote areas of the Parklands.

The work is not expected to be very noisy and crews will work to get in and out of an area as quickly as possible.

Work areas will be secured during the investigations and access to the general public will not be permissible.

We will work with the M12 team to ensure any dirt dug up is backfilled and any turf that may have been disturbed during the work is re-turfed.

Thank you for your patience while these investigations are underway. See our frequently asked questions for information about changes to WYLDE MTB due to the construction of the M12.

 

For more information about the investigations or the M12 email m12motorway@rms.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 517 155.

 

Hanover Street, Cecil Hills track closure

The Trust advises of the closure of the Hanover Street, Cecil Hills pedestrian access to the Parklands.

The Trust has made numerous attempts to resolve an on-going issue with night time anti-social and illegal activity at this track but the problem has proven to be intractable, impacting on the quality of life of local residents.  Following community consultation meetings with residents, NSW Police and Liverpool City Council, the Trust implemented control measures over the last three years.  Unfortunately, these measures have not been effective at stopping the disturbance to local residents.  The Trust has now made the decision that the only viable strategy is to remove the stairs and the access via Hanover Street.

Cecil Hills residents can still access the M7 cycleway and Parklands from the two other nearby track entries at Kensington Close and Jaquetta Close (Rene Place) – both approximately 10minute walk from the Hanover Street entrance.   

The Trust is satisfied that on balance, the benefit of the track for the small number of genuine users was not enough to warrant the ongoing disruption of local residents’ lives. 

In 2020 the Trust is planning a refresh to the overall Parklands tracks and trails masterplan and in this process, will consider the long-term access solutions in Cecil Hills and adjacent residential areas. For more information on Western Sydney Parklands track and trails click here.  

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