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.