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Australians love the outdoors. It’s where we play, grow and connect.


The goal of the Office of Open Space and Parklands is for everyone in NSW to enjoy attractive, safe and accessible parks and outdoor spaces. Our focus is building and promoting places that meet the needs of our unique communities and are used as a part of everyday life.


A Greener Greater Sydney

On Sunday 3 February 2019, the Premier announced a $150 million program to secure and improve green space across Greater Sydney.


$50 million will be spent across Greater Sydney to create better access to open space. This will provide greater recreation opportunities for the community to do all the things they love to do outdoors. The program will help improve access to open space and parklands by creating four new parks and improve four existing open spaces, providing greater recreation opportunities for the community.


This program will improve liveability in our community in addition to social inclusion, environmental and social sustainability and public health benefits.


The funding will create more opportunities for communities across Greater Sydney from Leppington to Penrith, Frenchs Forest to Appin and more. Areas that will be embellished for community use include:


  • Kempt Field, Allawah
  • George Kendall Riverside Park, Ermington
  • Nepean River Parklands, Penrith
  • Carrawood Oval, Carramar
  • Nine hectares on Withers Road, Beaumont Hills
  • More than seven hectares of land on Camden Valley Way Leppington
  • Forty-three hectares of land on Upchurch Street, Appin
  • Twelve hectares of land on Wakehurst Parkway Frenchs Forest.


For more information about these strategic open spaces please refer to the Greater Sydney Open Space program map (PDF, 7MB)


In providing quality open space, it’s important to make sure we are making the best out of land we already have. These sites are all NSW Government owned land and were chosen because they are close to homes, jobs and transport or identified in the Sydney’s Green Grid.


More information

Contact the Open Space and Parklands team at

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