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What we are doing in response to COVID-19

Updated 19 July 2021

Safeguarding the health and safety of our visitors and staff is core to what we do at Western Sydney Parklands. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice in this rapidly changing environment and putting in place measures to protect our community during these challenging times.

From 6pm Saturday 26 June until midnight 30 July 2021, all of Greater Sydney is subject to NSW Health restrictions to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

From 5pm Friday 9 July, under NSW Health stay-at-home orders, visitors are only permitted to enter Western Sydney Parklands for essential purposes. This includes for personal exercise (limited to two people, excluding members of the same household), for takeaway food and beverages, for medical care or compassionate needs and for essential work. People must also stay within their Local Government Area or within 10kms of home for exercise and outdoor recreation, with no carpooling between non-household members.

We urge visitors to ensure they stay informed and comply with the latest NSW Health orders.

Visit our COVID-19 information and updates page for more information on:

  • latest advice
  • useful resources
  • information about venue closures
  • Venue closures and changes
  • Park staff and contractors

Upcoming maintenance in our Parklands

Updated on 9 July 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.

Current work:

Moonrise & Sugarloaf

  • Roadside turf protection fencing to be installed.

 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.
  • This area will be fenced off, but the rest of the playground will be open.

 Plough & Harrow West

  • Landscaping works.

 The Dairy

  • Pipework underway.

 

Completed work:

Moonrise & Sugarloaf

  • Complete resurfacing of Saxony Rd, Border Rd, Sugarloaf Ridge paths and Villiers Rd path.

Plough & Harrow West

  • Toilet facilities relocated and upgraded. 

The Dairy

  • Toilets upgraded with new tanks, pumps and sewer line.

Shale Hills

  • Paths resurfaced 

 

 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.

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.  

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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