Plan of Management 2030
What is the Plan of Management 2030 (Draft) about?
The Plan of Management provides a framework for the operation and development of Western Sydney Parklands. As the current Plan 2020 is now seven years old, it is being reviewed to ensure that the vision, principles and initiatives remain relevant for the decade to come.
The first step of the review was to prepare a Future Directions Paper (FDP). This paper provided an overview of the Parklands and set the direction for revising the Plan. The FDP proposed ten key principles that would be used to guide the operation and development of the Parklands. Between August and September 2017 we asked park users, the community and stakeholders to give us their opinions and feedback on the FDP. You can find out the key themes people shared below.
A draft Plan 2030 has now been prepared, incorporating the feedback received on the FDP.
See our Frequently Asked Questions about the Plan of Management 2030 (Draft).
Next steps - consultation on the draft Plan of Management 2030
You now have an opportunity to have your say on the draft Plan of Management 2030 (the Plan).
This is your opportunity to be involved in shaping this next step in the long-term plan for the Parklands.
We encourage you to tell us what you think of the proposed principles and objectives within the draft Plan 2030, and share your ideas and opinions on the future of the Parklands.
Your comments and ideas on the draft document will be used to prepare the final Plan 2030.
Come to one of our community events where you can chat with the project team and share your views on the draft Plan 2030.
Friday 23 March 2018
10am - 4pm
Macquarie Street Mall
(Opposite Club Liverpool)
Saturday 24 March 2018
10am - 4pm
Fairfield Markets (Fairfield Showground)
443 Smithfield Road, Prairiewood.
Sunday 8 April 2018
10am – 4pm
Intersection of Doonside and Holbeche Roads, Bungarribee.
Corner of Cowpasture Road and The
Horsley Drive, Abbotsbury.
How can you have your say?
You can contribute to the draft Plan 2030 by:
- Completing our online feedback form
- Emailing the project team at email@example.com
- Calling us on 1800 029 478; or
- Attending one of our community events noted above.
Consultation on the draft Plan 2030 closes on Monday 9 April 2018.
What consultation has taken place to date?
We consulted with park users, the community and stakeholders to get feedback and suggestions on the FDP.
Previous consultation included:
- Stakeholder Focus Group Workshops with Local and State Government agencies and local businesses. The stakeholder workshops were designed to receive feedback on the potential benefits/opportunities, and identify potential issues and gaps in the FDP.
- Community Information Stalls were held at Parklands Food Fest and popular locations in the Parklands including Lizard Log, Bungarribee Park, Plough and Harrow and at Liverpool Westfield. Our project team spoke with park users of all age groups and cultural backgrounds to collect a broad range of views.
- 2,000 postcards to our neighbours in the Blacktown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Penrith and Cumberland local government areas, to encourage participation.
- Newspaper Advertisements: Participants were notified via advertisements in local newspapers such as the Blacktown Advocate; Liverpool Leader; Fairfield Advance; The Future (Arabic Newspaper); Australian Chinese Daily; and Dan Viet Newspaper.
- Online forms and surveys: Submissions were made through the Trust’s website and social media channels for the duration of the consultation period.
Who took part in the consultation for the FDP?
Over 548 people participated in consultation activities:
- 300 people visited the Community Information Stalls.
- 14 people attended the Focus Group Workshops.
- 226 people provided comments through the online feedback form, surveys or written submissions.
Key themes from FDP consultation
Feedback included the following:
- Better connections to the Parklands, including public transport links and shuttle buses;
- Better promotion of the Parklands and awareness of facilities and events;
- Increased tourism and adventure opportunities;
- More cycling and walking tracks;
- More parking;
- Creating educational experiences;
- Encouraging healthy, active lifestyles;
- School tree planting, activities and excursions;
- Shared uses such as schools and childcare;
- Increased barbeque facilities;
- Quiet areas for picnics and relaxing;
- Café and food outlets;
- Facilities for teenagers; and
- Children’s play equipment.
This feedback has helped inform the draft Plan 2030.