Sydney’s biggest backyard to receive facelift

Published: 7 Jun 2017

Western Sydney Parklands will improve recreational areas and conservation projects with funding from the upcoming NSW Budget.

The NSW Government will provide $32.1 million in funding to the Parklands, including $21 million towards capital works projects.

Bungarribee Park will receive $4 million for ongoing development and more than $960,000 will be invested towards ongoing conservation work.

New multipurpose walking and cycling paths will be built to link the popular recreational and playground areas, Lizard Log, and Plough and Harrow in Abbotsbury.

The northern Parklands will receive additional tracks, extra seating and shade, improved signage, additional planting, and track maintenance.

Other capital works projects include:

  • opportunities to strengthen stormwater management, restore riparian corridors and improve water quality in Eastern Creek
  • new roads and facilities for the Parkland’s business hubs
  • better access to Horsley Park Urban Farms including improved tracks, signage, and fencing.

Stretching 27 kilometres from Blacktown to Liverpool, the 5280-hectare Parklands provides an important green corridor to Western Sydney.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the government’s strong investment in the Parklands made a significant contribution to Sydney’s open spaces and bushland.

“Western Sydney is booming, and we’re not just investing in jobs and infrastructure – we are also creating parklands and open green spaces for families and communities to enjoy,” Mr Perrottet said.

Find out more about the Western Sydney Parklands

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