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Notification of scheduled works Wylde MTB

Construction works – Western Sydney Parklands – Cecil Park Precinct (Range Road, Cecil Hills, NSW)

We wish to inform you of ongoing staged construction activity in the Cecil Park Precinct within Western Sydney Parklands. Over the next twelve months, there will be changed conditions when visiting the Wylde Mountain Bike Trail (MTB) and accessing our tracks and trails from Cecil Hills, via the footbridges over the M7 Motorway.

Construction activity has commenced in the Cecil Park Precinct with Sydney Water installing pipelines; and the M12 Motorway team continuing their ground investigations works to inform the environmental approval process for the project.

The Wylde Mountain Bike Trail (MTB) will shortly commence works to partially relocate the trail to an area immediately adjacent to the existing Wylde MTB within the Parklands. Relocation works will include a new access road constructed off Range Road which will provide entry to both Sydney International Shooting Centre and the new Wylde MTB. Please see the map with construction work details and scheduled dates.

Construction work details

  • Sydney Water pipeline construction works
  • M12 Motorway early works for site survey, geo-technical investigation, utility services
  • Wylde MTB relocation and new access road, car parking and visitor facilities
  • Earthmoving trucks and construction vehicles will be on the site
  • Traffic management will be in place on Range Road to direct traffic as required
  • Pedestrian signage will be in place to inform park visitors of tracks and trails diversions orclosures
  • See schedule of works map for more information

The Trust is committed to minimising disruption to visitors but will be required to close the facilities at times for health and safety purposes.

Thank you for your patience as we build this new infrastructure and recreation facility for the community.

 

Changed conditions at the entry to Wylde MTB

We like to advise that Sydney Water major pipeline works are being conducted on the Gunbarrel Highway section of Wylde MTB from 23 September 2020 until further notice.

To avoid these works, changed conditions at the entry to the Wylde MTB trail are in effect, with a left-hand diversion in place shortly after the trail head.

The Kids Loop is open, but the loop has been shortened to avoid the works. Please follow the trail signs for directions.

Vehicle access to the Wylde MTB’s car park remains as normal.

The Trust is committed to minimising disruptions to our visitors. Thank you for your patience during this time.

See our frequently asked questions and schedule of works map for information about changes to WYLDE MTB due to the construction of the M12.

About the Trail

Wylde MTB is a purpose built trail located off Elizabeth Drive in Cecil Park. The trail caters for beginner, intermediate, competent and advanced mountain bikers. First time visitors should take extra precautions until they are familiar with the Trail. Those under 16 years of age must ride the Trail in the company of an adult. See the rules for riding at Wylde.

When does it open?
  • The Trail is generally open every day from sunrise to sunset, weather permitting. The trail may be closed for MTB events and during, and often after, wet weather. Fines apply for accessing the trail when closed.
  • Before you go for a ride, always check the open status either here or on the Wylde Facebook group The status can be found under Announcements. It is not changed daily. The status will only change, if there is a change. The times displayed on Google may differ, please do not rely on Google and check here or Facebook. Thanks for your understanding.
  • Access to the Trail is via Range Road in Cecil Park.  There is plenty of parking onsite.

 

What is there?

Wylde has viewing areas, two picnic shelters, water bubblers, a bike wash down facility and bathroom amenities onsite.

It also has a range of sections suitable for any rider -  from beginner to expert! These include:

  • Jump run – featuring two separate take-off mounds and many steps, for warm-up/practice before hitting the trail loops described below.
  • Pump track – track mounds for warm-up/practice before entering the MTB Trail.
  • Kids loop – small loop for beginners and inexperienced riders.
  • 3km loop – single trail, also suitable beginners and inexperienced riders.
  • 6km loop – single trail for those with an intermediate level of skill and fitness.
  • 12km loop – long trail for riders with a high level of skill and fitness.
More information:
  • See a map of Wylde, including the Trail head start.
  • The entrance is on Range Road, off Elizabeth Drive in Cecil Park.
  • Parking is available in marked bays. Bays are marked by signs and symbols and time restrictions apply in some areas.
  • Opening hours are generally sunrise to sunset, weather permitting. The trail is closed during/after rain and for MTB events. Always check the open status above. Fines apply for accessing the trail when closed.
  • See our frequently asked questions for information about changes to WYLDE MTB due to the construction of the M12.

Emergencies:

Call 000 (triple zero) and ask for an ambulance, the police and/or fire brigade (try 112 from your mobile phone if there’s no service). You may need to direct the operator to the person in need using this Emergency Vehicle Access Map or we recommend riders download the Emergency+ App which can help locate you in an emergency.

The trail is about 3km from the Westlink M7 Orbital and 12km from the M4 Western Motorway. There is no dedicated pathway from the M7 to Wylde. Other gates and service roads around the Trail are for emergency services only and lead to fenced and closed areas.

Who to contact for assistance:
  • During business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm) call our office on 9895 7500 and speak to a staff member.
  • On weekends (Saturdays, Sunday and public holidays) you can phone a ranger on 0459 883 834 between 8am and 5pm.
  • Report anti-social behaviour, including illegal motorbikes, or malicious damage to the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.
  • Outside these hours, please call Parklands security on 1300 732 874.
  • To report damaged or faulty facilities, dumped rubbish or lost dogs at Wylde, please call the numbers above or email info@wspt.nsw.gov.au.

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