We’ve got big plans for the future of Western Sydney Parklands. Protecting and restoring bushland is always top of our agenda and new parks, playgrounds, tracks and trails are on the drawing board.
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Latest project - Shale Hills dog park, West Hoxton
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, entrance way, 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.
- Construction hours: Monday to Friday, 7am–6pm and Saturday, 8am–5pm.
- Trucks and machinery will be on site during the construction works.
Note: Shale Hills is part of the Southern Parklands, which is earmarked for some amazing, innovative changes over the next 30 years. To read more about our plans, download the Southern Parklands Framework summary report.
Ongoing project – Bungarribee Park, Doonside
Bungarribee is perfectly placed to be a recreational and entertainment hub for Western Sydney. We’ve spent $15 million on facilities at Bungarribee so far and work is continuing alongside the construction of the nearby Sydney Zoo site.
We’ve created a fabulous new playground, BBQ and picnic facilities, walking and cycling tracks, and all the essentials like toilets, car parks, sealed roads and shade structures.
Current work: A nature play area near the creek line and more picnic and BBQ facilities are in progress and scheduled to be complete in July 2019.
Coming up: Later in 2019 we’re building a bridge over Eastern Creek for pedestrians and cyclists. It will be ready in 2020.
We’ve also been planting new street trees along the Great Western Highway between the M7 and Eastern Creek at Bungarribee, in partnership with Blacktown City Council and Roads and Maritime Services. The trees are established and as well as providing instant shade they will help ‘green’ the highway.
The next stage of our tree planting project will be complete in 2020.
Ongoing project – Northern Parklands tracks
We’ve been upgrading the network of cycling and walking tracks in the parklands for a few years now – it’s a big job! We’re currently working with Blacktown City Council to improve the Nurragingy Precinct at Glendenning.
Here we are developing a new wetland system – a habitat for local wildlife that will also filter stormwater coming in to the Parklands.
There’s also a new track and boardwalk over the wetlands. It will be 3.5m wide and span the distance from Power Street to Woodstock Avenue, along the western side of Eastern Creek across from Nurragingy Reserve.
Construction of the track should be complete by October 2019 (subject to wet weather). The wetland and boardwalk are in the planning stages now. Both will be built in 2020.
Future project – Abbotsbury walking and cycling track
The Abbotsbury Precinct, in the centre of the Parklands, takes in Lizard Log, The Dairy, Calmsley Hill City Farm and Plough and Harrow.
We’ve proposed a walking and cycling track to connect Calmsley Hill City Farm and Plough and Harrow East.
Research and planning to identify the best location for the track – in consultation with the community – will continue in late 2019. Construction will begin in 2020.
Enquiries and feedback
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