What’s this about?
Western Sydney is growing in population, housing and jobs. As growth of the Western Parkland City continues, demand for recreation areas will increase. That’s why we are exploring new ways to expand opportunities to exercise, relax and connect with nature at Prospect Reservoir.
However, we know there is much to protect at the site. The Prospect Reservoir and Nature Reserve have significant history and importance. Since 1888, the reservoir has been supplying drinking water to Greater Sydney residents. It is used as 1 of 3 main supplies for Prospect Water Filtration Plant, supplying 80% of Greater Sydney’s drinking water to 4 million people. Prospect Nature Reserve is also listed on the NSW State Heritage Register for its rare and endangered aspects.
There are currently limited opportunities for recreational use at Prospect Reservoir.
We want to hear about what you value at Prospect Reservoir and what additional recreational activities you might like to see there in the future.
Have your say
There are various ways you can submit your feedback, including attending a webinar, completing an online survey or meeting with departmental staff in person. DPE staff will provide an update on the proposed recreational activities and answer your questions.
Have your say by midnight Saturday 30 September 2023.
Blacktown Westpoint (outside Big W)
Address: 17 Patrick Street, Blacktown, NSW 2148
Address: William Lawson Drive, Prospect, NSW 2148
Address: Doonside Road, Bungaribee, NSW 2767 (Greenbelt carpark enter via Doonside Road entrance)
Merrylands Stockland Mall (Ground level near Chatime restaurant)
Address: 1 McFarlane Street, Merrylands, NSW 2160