*NEW* - Parklands across Western Sydney to be transformed

Vast areas of green and open space to be transformed as part of the NSW Government’s $5 billion WestInvest Program.

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2 March 2023

WestInvest will support the transformation of vast areas of green and open space, providing the people of Western Sydney with some of the best parklands in the nation.

The parks and public spaces will become Western Sydney’s answer to Centennial Park and Hyde Park in the east, a generational investment to leave a legacy of beautiful public spaces.

The projects will unlock and protect critical green space for the growing Western Sydney population to enjoy now and into the future. 

The three new green and open space projects that have been funded by WestInvest include:

  • $203.7 million for the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan Master Plan to create a new lakes picnic precinct, build biodome greenhouses and establish one of the world’s leading and most sustainable scientific gardens;
  • $85.6 million to upgrade Salt Pan Creek Reserve within Canterbury-Bankstown to strengthen the Salt Pan Creek Open Space Corridor and provide amenities for the local community;
  • $15 million to collaborate with key stakeholders to progress the development of the Penrith Lakes precinct as a key tourism, recreation and sporting destination. 

The funding for the Salt Pan Creek Reserve project will support the realisation of the Salt Pan Creek Reserve Masterplan which includes new and improved sporting grounds, play spaces, active and passive recreation facilities and the opportunity for solar power generation.

The upgrade of Salt Pan Creek Reserve will strengthen the Salt Pan Creek Open Space Corridor, which is a South District Green Grid Priority Project linking Bankstown to the Georges River.

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