Western Sydney ''super park'' on the way

WORK will start this week on a 200-hectare super park at Bungarribee.

Environment Minister Rob Stokes has released the plan for the $14 million park. Final design elements will be developed in consultation with the community and Blacktown Council.

The proposed park borders on Blacktown, Doonside and Eastern Creek and is part of the Western Sydney Parklands.

"Western Sydney will have a park to rival New York's Central Park and Sydney's Centennial Park," Mr Stokes said.

"The park will be home to a regional play and recreational area, a bushland corridor, and an outdoor event and entertainment space."

Residents were asked for design ideas and priority for delivery of super park infrastructure during community consultation. Safe vehicle access, parking and walking and cycling tracks topped the list.

Work to start this week include a walking and cycling loop and planting of the bushland corridor.

Construction of the entry at the intersection of Doonside Road and Holbeche Road will begin in September.

Western Sydney Parklands seeks expression of interest for a tourism facility within the super park.

Twenty hectares has been set aside for a zoo and an entertainment venue or concert amphitheatre.


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