Bungarribee Park, Doonside
Bungarribee is perfectly placed to be a recreational and entertainment hub for Western Sydney. We’ve spent $15 million on facilities at Bungarribee so far and work is continuing alongside the construction of the nearby Sydney Zoo site.
We’ve created a fabulous new playground, BBQ and picnic facilities, walking and cycling tracks, and all the essentials like toilets, car parks, sealed roads and shade structures.
Current work: A nature play area near the creek line, new amenities building and more picnic and BBQ facilities are in progress and scheduled to open September 2019.
We’ve also been planting new street trees along the Great Western Highway between the M7 and Eastern Creek at Bungarribee, in partnership with Blacktown City Council and Roads and Maritime Services. The trees are established and as well as providing instant shade they will help ‘green’ the highway.
The next stage of our tree planting project will be complete in 2020.
Northern Parklands tracks
We’ve been upgrading the network of cycling and walking tracks in the parklands for a few years now – it’s a big job! We’re currently working with Blacktown City Council to improve the Nurragingy Precinct at Glendenning.
Here we are developing a new wetland system – a habitat for local wildlife that will also filter stormwater coming in to the Parklands.
There’s also a new track and boardwalk over the wetlands. It will be 3.5m wide and span the distance from Power Street to Woodstock Avenue, along the western side of Eastern Creek across from Nurragingy Reserve.
Construction of the track should be complete by October 2019 (subject to wet weather). The wetland and boardwalk are in the planning stages now and we are hoping to start construction in 2020.
Abbotsbury walking and cycling track
The Abbotsbury Precinct, in the centre of the Parklands, takes in Lizard Log, The Dairy, Calmsley Hill City Farm and Plough and Harrow.
We’ve proposed a walking and cycling track to connect Calmsley Hill City Farm and Plough and Harrow East.
Research and planning to identify the best location for the track – in consultation with the community – will continue in late 2019. Construction will begin in 2020.