The Southern Parklands – your new backyard
The Southern Parklands is 1,500 hectares of green, open space that runs through the heart of south-western Sydney. Western Sydney Parklands Trust is planning the future of the Southern Parklands to best provide for the recreational and leisure needs of the community.
We will be creating new parks, playgrounds, tracks and trails. We will be protecting and restoring bushland. And we’ll be identifying new opportunities for tourism, recreation and leisure.
Shale Hills dog park
As a first stage of our development of the Southern Parklands area, Western Sydney Parklands Trust is planning the creation of a dog park for Shale Hills. Once developed, the dog park will provide a range of different experiences
and elements for our furry friends to explore.
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Bungarribee Park Activation
$15million has been spent so far activating Bungarribee into a new regional recreation and tourism destination.
Bungarribee is over 200 hectares and is in the north section of the Parklands at Doonside. Bungarribee is bounded to the west by the M7 Motorway, to the south by the Great Western Highway and to the east by Doonside Road.
The Plan of Management 2020 identifies Bungarribee as a future emerging regional tourism, recreation and community hub, providing extensive facilities for the community of Western Sydney. The facilities at Bungarribee will include passive recreation, tourism and entertainment, along with extensive walking/cycling trail networks that link across Eastern Bungarribee Creeks and associated landscaping and signage. The proposed new Zoo for Western Sydney ‘Sydney Zoo’ currently under construction is located at Bungarribee.
Bungarribee will be delivered in the following stages:
Stage 1 - Complete
Sealing Bungarribee walking and cycling track between the Great Western Highway and Eastern Road.
Stage 2 - Complete
Construction of a new vehicular access road into Bungarribee at the intersection of Doonside and Holbeche Roads, new parking, internal roads, walking and cycling tracks and associated landscaping and services.
Stage 3 - Complete
Construction of BBQ and picnic facilities, toilets, regional playground, walking and cycling tracks and associated landscaping.
Stage 4 – Commencing mid 2018
Additional toilets and picnic facilities and associated landscaping adjacent to the existing picnic and play facilities.
Further stages to be confirmed subject to future funding.
Great Western Highway Tree Planting
The Great Western Highway, Bungarribee
These works include the provision of new street trees to provide shade along The Great Western Highway between the M7 and Eastern Creek at Bungarribee. The Trust is working in partnership with Blacktown City Council and the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to implement a program of new trees to green streets and improve amenity.
Stage 1: Construction – Complete
Stage 2: Planning in progress 2018/19
Abbotsbury Track Connections
The Abbotsbury Precinct is in the central part of the Parklands encompassing Lizard Log picnic ground, The Dairy, Calmsley Hill City Farm and Plough and Harrow picnic ground off Elizabeth Drive.
In 2016 the Trust commenced planning for a new walking and cycling track to provide public access and extend the existing track networks within Abbotsbury. The proposed track will connect Calmsley Hill City Farm and Plough and Harrow East as outlined in the adopted Parklands Plan of Management 2020.
The Trust has deferred this project and will recommence planning for the location of the track in 2019. Community consultation will continue to be part of the project.
Planning – Delayed, now commencing 2019
Construction - Stage 1 (Calmsley Hill City Farm to Plough and Harrow East) 2019 to 2020
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