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.
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Lizard Log Park Entry Access Road
Lizard Log Park, Abbotsbury
These works will provide greater accessibility and amenity for park visitors as well as providing vehicle access and services to the proposed Novella Function Centre. The works will also create a bus stop for park visitors. The scope of works includes:
- Landscape works with new pedestrian access pathways,
- Improvements to the access bridge to the Lizard Log Amphitheatre,
- Services infrastructure to the Novella Function Centre - water, sewer, stormwater and gas
- New access road to the Novella Function Centre
In order to facilitate these works, some temporary access changes will be implemented in May 2018 including:
- Closure of the existing park entry at the roundabout intersection of Cowpasture Road and The Horsley Drive. This will be converted to an exit only for vehicles leaving the park.
- Entry to the park for vehicles and pedestrians will be via a temporary entry south on Cowpasture Road. Please look out for detour signage which will be in place to help direct visitors to the temporary entry.
Please refer to map for the details of the temporary access changes. Existing parking provision will not be impacted by the construction works. We thank you for your patience during the construction and look forward to.
Construction commenced late April 2018
Temporary access changes from May 2018
Northern Parklands Tracks
The Corner of Richmond and Knox Road, Glendenning.
These works are a further stage to upgrade the existing track networks in the Northern Parklands, including new trailheads and tracks to improve connections to the surrounding residential areas. Works have seen improvements to the north-south track spine and create improved east-west connections in this area of the Parklands.
Stage 4 improvement works are about to start to connect the existing track with the signalised pedestrian crossing at the corner of Knox Road and Richmond Road. This work will create a new section of track as well as resurfacing of the existing segment of track which requires repair. This work will provide an improved and safer connection for park users.
Work will commence in early June for approximately 8 weeks.
Sections of the existing track will be closed during construction. Please observe all on-site closure and detour signage throughout this period.
Stage 1 – Complete
New visitor carpark, seating and signage off Richmond Road
Stage 2 – Complete
New north/south track connection from Power Street.
Stage 3 – Complete
New east/west track connections
Stage 4 – Construction starting early June for approximately 8 weeks
New track connection from the existing track to the traffic lights at the corner of Richmond and Knox Road.
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.
Construction – March to August 2018
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
Southern Parklands Vision and Landscape Framework
In 2016 The Trust prepared a Vision for the Southern Parklands. The Southern Parklands is approximately 1500 hectares of the Parklands bounded by Elizabeth Drive in the north and Bringelly Road in the south.
The Parklands Plan of Management (POM) is now under review and will incorporate the findings from the Southern Parklands Vision. The POM sets out how the entire Parklands should be developed and managed into the future.
During 2018 the Trust will commence preparation of a Landscape Framework for the Southern Parklands and commence planning for new recreation projects for the Southern Parklands. Community Consultation will be undertaken as part of this project.
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