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Western Sydney Parklands is OPEN on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

However, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has issued a statewide TOTAL FIRE BAN for Tuesday 19 November 2019 until 12 midnight. This means no fires in the park including coal and gas fire BBQ's and all fire permits are suspended. Please report any fires quickly to 000.

Find out more about total fire ban rules: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/about-us/our-districts/orana/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans/total-fire-ban-rules

Keep up-to-date with the latest RFS forecasts: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/dangerous-fire-conditions-forecast-for-tuesday-12-november

Western Sydney Parklands

Southern Parklands Framework

Western Sydney Parklands is the lungs of the growing Western Sydney community and the future Parklands City.
This huge green corridor is an important part of the NSW Government’s long-term vision for contemporary urban living in Western Sydney.
We’ve worked with communities and stakeholders to develop a plan for the southern area of the Parklands, a footprint of around 1,500 hectares from Cecil Hills to Leppington.
It’s a big plan and it works from the ground up. Western Sydney is changing, so we’ve built a plan that changes with you.


What can you expect?
  • Shale Hill Dog Park: the best dog park in Sydney featuring modern design, agility equipment and smart places to gather (more details below).
  • New pedestrians and cycle paths: waterside tracks and trails including the iconic 8.5km Western Ridges Walk
  • The Lookout: An eye-catching elevated platform with sweeping 360-degree views to the Blue Mountains and city skyline.
  • The Blue Seam: Terraces by the water will make the perfect spot for events and exploring nature.
  • Environmental restoration: Expanding the bushland corridor by 300 hectares.

Visualise it thanks to our fly-through.

Want to know more? Read our Southern Parklands Framework summary report.

Shale Hills dog park, West Hoxton

Shale Hills Dog PArk

Our new off-leash dog park will feature an agility course and sensory garden designed with dogs in mind! There’s also a separate run for large dogs.

Work on the dog park will incorporate the construction of a new roundabout, entranceway, access road and car park around the intersection of Second Avenue and Mannow Avenue.

The project is expected to run from late May until December 2019, weather permitting. The dog park is being created first and the new roundabout at Mannow and Second Avenue will be built later in the year.

  • Roundabout construction works and traffic control to start on 11 November 2019
  • Construction hours: Monday to Friday, 7am–6pm and Saturday, 8am–5pm
  • Trucks and machinery will be on site during the construction works
  • Road signs will be in place to direct traffic as required

Note: Shale Hills is part of the Southern Parklands, which is earmarked for some amazing, innovative changes over the next 30 years.


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