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Greater Sydney Parklands achievements

50 Year Vision announced

July 2020: NSW Minister for Planning, Robert Stokes, announces the 50 Year Vision for Sydney’s Open Space and Parklands and the establishment of Greater Sydney Parklands, as an advocate for the Vision

Greater Sydney Parklands established

October 2020: a combined agency is formed to bring together staff and local park management experience from Centennial Parklands, Western Sydney Parklands, Parramatta Park, Callan Park and Fernhill Estate.

Callan Park and Fernhill Estate transferred to Greater Sydney Parklands

December 2020: Callan Park and Fernhill Estate transferred to Greater Sydney Parklands.

Fernhill Estate Plan of Management

New green links at Bungarribee Park, Western Sydney Parklands

March 2021: More than $6 million in major works connecting Western Sydney Parklands to Blacktown International Sports Park completed at Bungarribee Park, Blacktown.

An exciting new era for E.S. Marks Athletics Fields

April 2021: Work commences on a $4.8 million upgrade of E.S. Marks Athletics Field, rejuvenating Australia’s largest community sporting precinct for future generations.

Guriwal Trail Arts and Culture Installation, Centennial Parklands

Guriwal Trail Arts and Culture virtual tour of native plants and animalsMay 2021: A new Guriwal Trail Arts and Culture Installation was unveiled to the public; featuring interpretive signs and a virtual tour which shares knowledge of native plants and animals and their importance to ancient and continuing Aboriginal culture with park visitors.

Wylde BMX and Mountain Bike Facility construction begins

man riding bike in Wylde BMX and mountain biking hub in Western SydneyJune 2021: Construction started on the $13.5 million, 86-hectare Wylde BMX and mountain biking hub in Western Sydney Parklands. The project is a partnership between the NSW Government, Greater Sydney Parklands and Liverpool City Council.

Burramatta Trail restored, Parramatta Park

First nations people cultural planting programJuly 2021: First Nations people held an aboriginal cultural planting program to restore Parramatta Park’s Burramatta Landscape Trail, sharing 40,000 years of traditional knowledge and Caring for Country practices with park visitors.

The Ponds Walk opens, Centennial Parklands

Pedestrians walk around ponds in parkJuly 2021: The Ponds Walk opens to the public to improve pedestrian access between from Alison Road via the Kensington Pond footbridge to the back of the Learner’s Cycleway at Fearnley Grounds. The new trail provides opportunities to engage with the pond network and is part of the Centennial Park Master Plan 2040.

$1 million upgrade for historical sites, Parramatta Park

Historic building in Parramatta ParkAugust 2021: Parramatta Park’s heritage conservation program delivered $1 million worth of important heritage refurbishments ensuring visitors can experience some of Australia’s most historically significant sites well into the future.

From Swamp to Scrub - Centennial Parklands' Science Week program

Young girl playing from Swamp to Scub on iPadAugust 2021: From Swamp to Scrub was Greater Sydney Parklands’ first virtual community event, held during National Science Week. The interactive science-packed adventure through the wetlands of Centennial Park to the woodlands and scrub of Western Sydney Parklands allowed children and teachers to discover some of Australia’s most exciting plants and animals.

Queens Park Pedestrian and Cycle Path Project: constructions begins

New pedestrian and cycle path construction mapAugust 2021: Construction started on the Queens Park Pedestrian and Cycle Path Project, which will complete a critical missing link in the regional bicycle network from the eastern suburbs to Queens Park, Centennial Park and the Sydney CBD, making walking and cycling safer and more accessible for the community.

Greater Sydney Parklands

Greater Sydney Parklands oversees more than 6,000 hectares of parklands across Sydney, and hosts over 40 million visits each year.

Greater Sydney Parklands Board

A consolidated board has been appointed that includes representation from Western Sydney Parklands Trust, Parramatta Park Trust, and

Community conversations

Learn about how Greater Sydney Parklands is putting people and communities at the forefront of planning decisions.