Greater Sydney Parklands
Greater Sydney Parklands brings together some of Sydney’s most iconic parks: Centennial Parklands (including Moore Park and Queens Park), Western Sydney Parklands, Parramatta Park, Callan Park and Fernhill Estate.
Combined, Greater Sydney Parklands oversees more than 6,000 hectares of parklands across Sydney, and hosts over 40 million visits each year.
The priority for Greater Sydney Parklands is to develop new ways to involve Sydneysiders to meet local community needs, and to expand and improve public green space and parklands. In partnership with communities, state and federal government agencies,and local councils, it will champion the NSW Government’s new 50 Year Vision for Sydney’s Open Space and Parklands.
Greater Sydney Parklands is also finalising a Landscape Structure Plan and $10m implementation program for Callan Park; and developing a new Plan of Management for Fernhill Estate.
Each park trust remains in place, along with related legislation, heritage listings and plans of management. These are overseen by a consolidated board.
The 50 Year Vision for Sydney’s Open Space and Parklands
The NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces announced the draft 50 Year Vision in July 2020. The draft vision kickstarted a community wide conversation about how our open and public spaces grow with us. Thank you to everyone who shared ideas on the draft vision in August and September 2020. Your feedback is being considered carefully and a final 50 Year Vision will be shared in the coming months.
The Greater Sydney Parklands Board
A consolidated board has been appointed for Greater Sydney Parklands and includes representation from Western Sydney Parklands Trust, Parramatta Park Trust, Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust.
- Michael Rose AM (Chair)
- Patrick St John
- Julie Bindon
- Lyall Gorman
- Siobhan Toohill
- Dr Robert Lang
- Ceinwen Kirk-Lennox
- Suellen Fitzgerald (Chief Executive)