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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.

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Stay informed about changes to Western Sydney Parklands ahead of the upcoming M12 Motorway project.

Roads and Maritime is planning the M12 Motorway as part of the $4.1 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan on behalf of the Australian and NSW Governments.

The new motorway will provide direct access to the Western Sydney International Airport at Badgerys Creek and connect to Sydney’s motorway network.

What changes will the construction of the M12 Motorway have on Western Sydney Parklands?

A portion of the Parklands adjacent to Elizabeth Drive will be used to construct the M12 Motorway. This will change access to areas of the Parklands south of the proposed M12 during the construction, and may also change access arrangements post-construction.

The main Western Sydney Parklands facilities that will be relocated prior to the construction of the M12 Motorway are the International Shooting Centre, which may have changed access, and Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities, which will be redesigned and relocated within a similar area of the Parklands. Western Sydney Parklands Trust is working with Roads and Maritime Services to ensure that the final design of the M12 Motorway caters for these facilities into the future.

In addition, the redesigned Wylde Mountain Bike Trail will not impact on planned future recreation areas at Cecil Hills as outlined in the Southern Parklands Framework. 

How much of the Parklands will be required for the construction of the M12 Motorway?

The final design will determine the amount of space required for the construction of the M12 Motorway, however the proposed alignment along Elizabeth Drive minimises the impact on undisturbed parts of the Parklands. Western Sydney Parklands Trust is working with Roads and Maritime to minimise the impact of the M12 Motorway on the Parklands. 

Who is planning the M12 Motorway?

Roads and Maritime is planning the M12 Motorway as part of the $4.1 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan on behalf of the Australian and NSW Governments. 

What is the purpose of the M12 Motorway project?

The 16-kilometre M12 Motorway will provide direct access to Western Sydney Airport at Badgery’s Creek and connect to Sydney’s existing motorway network.  

When will construction of the M12 Motorway be finished?

Construction is currently scheduled to commence in the early 2020’s with completion planned in the mid-2020s, prior to the opening of the Western Sydney International Airport.

What is the route of the M12 Motorway?

The M12 Motorway will be a 16km motorway built for four lanes (with provision up to six lanes) between the M7 Motorway, Cecil Park and The Northern Road, Luddenham. 

Why is this project significant?

The project will provide direct access to Western Sydney International Airport at Badgery’s Creek and connect to Sydney’s Motorway. Ultimately it will facilitate the development and growth of Western Sydney without impacting on proposed future recreation areas.  

Will Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities be changed by the construction of the M12 Motorway?

Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities will be changed by the construction of the M12 Motorway. In consultation with Roads and Maritime, the Trust are committed to redesigning and modifying the trail as required to ensure that it continues to operate as a high-quality facility for the community.

A newly designed and relocated facility is expected to be operational before the start of the construction of the M12 Motorway. 

Will access to Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities be affected before construction begins on the M12 Motorway?

Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities will continue to remain open to the public. There may be temporary changes to facilities when we relocate the trail but this will not affect access.

Will Wylde close for the construction of the M12 Motorway?

Due to the proximity of the Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities to the M12 site, a temporary closure of the Trail may be necessary during construction of the M12 Motorway. The details and timing of the closure are yet to be determined and will depend on Roads and Maritime’s final M12 design and construction schedule.

If any disruption is proposed, the mountain biking community will be provided with advanced notice when timelines are finalised. A newly designed and relocated facility is expected to be operational before the start of the construction of the M12 Motorway.

Where else can people ride during the construction of the M12 Motorway?

Other possible locations to ride during the construction of the M12 Motorway include:

•       Old Man’s Valley Hornsby – short, technical trail

•       Royal National Park – limited MTB trails

•       Garrigal NP – short, technical trails

•       Yellomundee Regional Park – on the western side of the Nepean River, Yarramundi.

•       Manly Dam – experienced riders only

What guarantee is there that Wylde will remain open?

Western Sydney Parklands Trust is committed to ensuring the Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities continues to operate in the Parklands. The Trust is currently working with Roads and Maritime on the detailed design for the new facilities. 

How much will it cost to reconstruct or replace Wylde?

The cost of reconstructing or replacing Wylde is yet to be determined and will depend on the final design. 

Who will design the reconstruction or replacement of the Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities?

Western Sydney Parklands Trust will work with Roads and Maritime and the original design consultants on modifications to the Wylde Mountain Bike trail and entrance facilities. 

Who will make the changes to the Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities?

The potential changes to the Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities will be subject to a competitive tender process which will commence following the final design of the trail.  

If the Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities need to be replaced, will the new trail be in the same location?

The Trust intends to rebuild the modified mountain bike trail in a similar location to the original trail, south of the proposed M12 near Range Road.  

If the Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities need to be replaced, will the new trail have a different design?

Yes. The redesign will provide an opportunity to improve elements of the Wylde Trail, and the Trust will seek input from the original Wylde designers and the mountain biking community to help shape the final design.

If the Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities need to be replaced, will the new trail be the same distance?

Yes. It is expected that the new Wylde Mountain Bike Trail will be the equivalent of the current 12-kilometre track. 

If the Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities need to be replaced, will the new trail cater to all riding abilities and ages?

Changes to the Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities will ensure that the trail continues to cater for all riding abilities (beginner, intermediate, competent and advanced mountain bike riders). All riders under 16 years should only ride the trail in the company of an adult

How will people access the trail after construction of the M12 is complete? - Will the entrance be modified?

The entrance to Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities may need to be modified depending on the final design of the M12 Motorway. It is expected the entrance will remain in a similar location within the Parklands (near Range Road, off Elizabeth Drive, Cecil Park, NSW). 

Will the opening times change?

It is expected that the opening hours of Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities will remain the same (sunrise to sunset) with the hours published on Western Sydney Parklands Trust’s Wylde Mountain Bike Trail Facebook group. 

Did Western Sydney Parklands Trust agree to the M12 Motorway route?

Roads and Maritime have consulted with Western Sydney Parklands Trust during the route planning process. As part of these discussions, Roads and Maritime agreed to relocate the M12 Motorway route adjacent to Elizabeth Drive - to minimise the impact on the Southern Parklands. The Trust continues to work with Roads and Maritime to achieve a design that does not preclude the Trusts’ vision for the Parklands. 

Will the Mountain Bike Community be consulted in the design of a modified or replacement trail?

Western Sydney Parklands Trust will consult the mountain bike community on any changes to the trail. 

Where can I get more information about the M12 Motorway?

For more information about the M12 Motorway visit rms.nsw.gov.au/m12 or contact Roads and Maritime on:  

Phone: 1800 517 155

Email: m12motorway@erms.nsw.gov.au

What does Wylde Mountain Bike Trail currently offer riders?

Wylde Mountain Bike Trail includes:

  • Kids Loop - Small loop for beginners and inexperienced riders.
  • 3km Loop - Single trail. Also, suitable beginners and inexperienced riders.
  • 6km Loop - Single trail for higher level of skill and fitness.
  • 12km Loop - Higher level of skill and fitness
  • Jump Run - Two separate take-off mounds and many steps, for practice.
  • Pump Track - Track mounds for practice before entering the MTB Trail.
  • Shelters and Facilities: There are two shelters, plus viewing areas. There are also three water bubblers and a bike wash down facility.
  • Parking: Parking is available in marked bays. Bays are marked by signs and symbols and time restrictions apply in some areas.
  • Toilets: Facilities are available at the Trail.

What is the history of Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities?

The history of Wylde Mountain Bike Facilities is:

  • 2009 – 2011: Western Sydney Mountain Bike Club lobbied Government and the Trust to provide the mountain bike track.
  • 2011- Planning started including feasibility studies to identify an appropriate site.
  • 2012 -2014 - Trail design and construction in consultation with Bicycle NSW and mountain bike groups assessed a number of options in the area.
  • August 2014 – Wylde Mountain Bike Trail officially opened.
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