Final designs for Sydney's newest parklands unveiled
Sydneysiders will soon be able to enjoy 10 hectares of sprawling gardens, wetlands and brand new sporting and recreational facilities with the final designs of the new Rozelle Parklands unveiled today.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the expansive parklands, which are being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Rozelle Interchange Project, will be one of the largest open green spaces in inner Sydney.
“As part of the Rozelle Interchange Project, we had the rare opportunity to deliver a new parkland space in the heart of our city, transforming disused former industrial land and returning it back to the local community,” Mr Perrottet said.
“Rozelle residents will soon have new recreational and community facilities set amongst an expanse of open green space the size of 12 football fields right on their doorstep.”
Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes said the parklands would provide a big new backyard for the entire community to enjoy.
“With more than 3,000 new trees, bush trails, wetlands, landscaped gardens, barbeques and playgrounds, this will be a spectacular green space spanning 10 hectares,” Mr Stokes said.
“These parklands will heal a scar that has separated Sydney’s CBD from the inner west, and will complete a missing piece of our vision of the best harbour walk in the world linking all the way from Sydney to Parramatta.”
Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said the NSW Government worked hard to put the needs of the local community at the heart of this project.
“We have transformed this space from what used to be disused rail yards with overgrown grass, hazards and no access to the public, to what will now be a renewed, revived and refreshed area of beautiful green space,” Mrs Ward said.
“This space is designed to be used by children, pets and everyone from the local community, and is another example of the Perrottet government delivering transport and community benefits hand in hand.”
The Rozelle Interchange is a new underground motorway interchange, being built as the final part of the WestConnex project.
It will allow drivers to connect to the M4 and M8 extension tunnels, the City West Link, Western Distributor, the future Western Harbour Tunnel and provide a toll-free underground bypass of Victoria Road between the Iron Cove Bridge, Drummoyne, to the Anzac Bridge.
Major construction on the Parklands will start early next year, and the park will be open to the public when the motorway opens at the end of 2023.
For more information, visit Rozelle Parklands.