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Notice of Lizard Log East car park and Pimelea Loop Path closure for improvement works 

Scheduled work began at Lizard Log this month (May 2020) to repair damaged road surfaces and drainage in the eastern car park, as well as some repairs and improvements to the Pimelea Loop Path.

The Lizard Log East Car Park will be temporarily closed from Monday 18 May until 27 May, weather permitting. As work progresses, the Pimelea Loop will be closed for repairs, with signed detours in place where possible.  

Track closures are for visitor safety while repair work to broken sections of the concrete park is underway. The Pimelea Loop will be closed until 20 June, weather permitting.

Café Saluti by Novella remains open as usual for takeaway and the Lizard Log Markets will continue to offer free delivery.

Thank you for your understanding while this important improvement work is carried out.

What we are doing in response to Covid-19

Updated Friday 15 May 2020

It’s our priority to safeguard the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

We are closely monitoring and responding to NSW Health advice in this rapidly changing environment

The Parklands remains open for exercise. With easing of restrictions from Friday 15 May, some Parklands facilities that were temporarily closed – such as our playgrounds – are able to re-open from Saturday 16 May.

In other areas, we are busy undertaking maintenance and improvement works. We look forward to welcoming you back to refreshed and safe spaces soon.

Changes to outdoor activities

Playgrounds will reopen from Saturday 16 May.  Remember though that playgrounds and outdoor equipment should be used with caution. You must practise safe social distancing (1.5m) and good hand hygiene.

Outdoor social gatherings may now includes up to 10 people with physical distancing. So picnics in our beautiful Parklands are now allowed, again.

Cafes and restaurants may seat up to 10 patrons at a time, following the four-square metres per person rule, and continue to provide takeaway. See below for links to our food and beverage venues below for more direct information.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for relevant information about the Parklands playgrounds and facilities.

Monitoring COVID-19 changes

To help you follow NSW Public Health Orders around gatherings and social distancing, we’re monitoring Western Sydney Parklands visitor numbers and behaviour daily.  

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


Visitors to the Parklands

Please help stop the spread. 

From Saturday 16 May, you may use playgrounds or exercise equipment with caution.

It is your responsibility to:

  • Regularly wash your hands with soap or use hand sanitiser solution (minimum 60% alcohol) or wipes to protect your own health and other people’s health when using public facilities including playgrounds, shelters, barbecues and toilets.
  • Practise social distancing of 1.5 metres from other people and do not gather in groups of more than 10 people, including children. Please be considerate of others and give other visitors space on paths, tracks and in the parks.
  • Practise cough and sneeze hygiene by covering your nose and mouth with your elbow if coughing and sneezing. 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, please remember that you must self-isolate for 14 days. See NSW Health website for more details and remember to download the COVIDSafe app today


Parklands changes in response to COVID-19
  • We have increased our routine cleaning schedule across our facilities including providing soap in public toilets. However, it is still your personal responsibility to practise personal hygiene, as above.
  • All picnic shelter bookings have been cancelled and are closed until further notice.
  • All events are cancelled.
  • Weddings of more than 10 people will not go ahead.
  • School excursions will not go ahead, in line with NSW Education advice. Please contact your school directly for  advice on school excursions.
  • Sporting events will not go ahead. Please contact your sports club or organisation directly.
  • Fitness groups can continue with no more than 10 people (but remember, to allow a minimum of 1.5 metres between each person).


Venue closures and changes

The following venues will be OPEN to the public until further notice:

The following venues will be CLOSED to the public until further notice:

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

Parklands staff and contractors

Parklands staff are required to practise social distancing of 1.5 metres and will be keeping a close eye on visitors to ensure Government advice is followed.

As the Parklands is our workplace, all staff meetings will adhere to social distancing requirements.

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

Staff will also follow hygiene rules around handwashing and the use of hand sanitiser or wipes, will stay home if they feel unwell; and will self-isolate if they have recently returned from overseas or have come in close or casual contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

For more information

For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions or please get in contact with us via: info@wspt.nsw.gov.au 
We will continue to provide you with updates as Government and Health advice changes and will ensure that we continue to provide a quality Parklands experience for our visitors. 
Please stay safe during this time, and for key information on COVID-19 in NSW, visit the NSW Health COVID-19 website or NSW Government's COVID-19 Community Advice website or phone the Service NSW 24/7 hotline on 13 77 88.


See FAQs about what rules will be changing in NSW from Friday 15 May

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 work 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.


Notice of track closures for tree planting in Shale Hills

Scheduled work begins this week near Shale Hills Dog Park to prepare for the planting of over 150 new trees.

Tracks around Badu Dam in West Hoxton, between Second Ave and Twenty Third Ave, will be temporarily closed from Monday (March 30).

Track closures are for visitor safety while mulching work using heavy machinery is underway. The tracks will re-open by Friday, weather permitted.

We thank you for your understanding while this important work is carried out.

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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