Western Sydney Parklands

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Western Sydney Parklands
New South Wales
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Looking over a southern section of the parkland, from Calmsley Hill Farm in Abbotsbury.
Western Sydney Parklands is located in New South Wales
Western Sydney Parklands
Western Sydney Parklands
Nearest town or city Blacktown
Coordinates 33°51′28″S 150°51′28″E / 33.85778°S 150.85778°E / -33.85778; 150.85778Coordinates: 33°51′28″S 150°51′28″E / 33.85778°S 150.85778°E / -33.85778; 150.85778
Established 2006
Area 52.8 km2 (20.4 sq mi)
Managing authorities Western Sydney Parklands Trust
Website Western Sydney Parklands
See also Protected areas of
New South Wales
Western Sydney Parklands
Type Urban park, wildlife park, nature reserve
Location Western Sydney in New South Wales, Australia
Area 5,280 ha (13,000 acres)
Created 2006
Visitors 430,000 to 790,000 annually[1][2]
Status Open all year

The Western Sydney Parklands is an urban park system located in Western Sydney.[3][4][5]

The Parklands begin in the north in the City of Blacktown, cross the City of Fairfield, and end in the City of Liverpool. The Parkland, being one of the largest in the world, features picnic areas, nature reserves, sport facilities and walking tracks. The Parklands are formed by a series of connected green spaces, roughly following the western section of the Westlink M7 motorway. The Parklands form an elongated shape, narrow in the east-west direction. [6]


The Parklands are bounded by the M7 motorway in the north, and begin in the suburb of Dean Park in the north, then largely follow the eastern side of the M7 motorway south to reach the M4 Western Motorway, at which point it extends east to incorporate the Prospect Nature Reserve around Prospect Reservoir. The Parklands continue to follow the M7 motorway south, and near Cecil Hills crosses the M7 motorway to incorporate parkland on the western side of the motorway, from where it continues south, and ends in the suburb of Horningsea Park.

List of parks and features incorporated in the Western Sydney Parklands[edit]

From north to south, the following parks, reserves, geographical features and sporting facilities are incorporated into the Western Sydney Parklands:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ WSPT Annual Visitor Monitoring 2009/2010
  2. ^ http://www.westernsydneyparklands.com.au/resources/499/Annual%20Report%202010-2011
  3. ^ HASSELL (2010a) Stage One Report, Context and Analysis, Western Sydney Parklands Plan of Management.
  4. ^ DECC (2006) A Vertebrate Fauna Survey of Western Sydney Regional Park. Unpublished report. NPWS, Parramatta.
  5. ^ DECCW (2009), Draft Recovery Plan for the Cumberland Plain. DECCW, Sydney.
  6. ^ http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/nswbills.nsf/0/b9c7c3b89e6e3fcbca256a71001d5611/$FILE/b01-074-p03.pdf

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