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02 December 2021 Posted by 

THE CENTENNIAL PARK OF THE WEST

Rouse Hill Park expansion
DALLAS SHERRINGHAM
ONE of Greater Blacktown’s best regional parks will grow by more than a third following the acquisition of private land at Rouse Hill.
The Rouse Hill Regional Park  is a favorite with families and residents of Western Sydney and the new land acquisition will be dedicated as a permanent public space. 
The ambitious plan is to turn it into the Centennial Park of the West. 
 
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the 25ha expansion of the Rouse Hill Regional Park, was part of the Government’s commitment to delivering more public parklands for Sydney’s West. 
 
He said the first five hectares of the parcel had come into public ownership under the care of Greater Sydney Parklands.
 
“Sydney’s north-west is growing and its public parklands must grow with it. I’m delighted to see this major expansioof public space, which helps us achieve our vision of a city within a park,” Mr Stokes said. 
 
He said the NSW Government had a commitment to ensuring all Sydneysiders had access to great regional parklands, “no matter what part of the city you live in.”
 
“Once the acquisitions of the new public space are complete, Rouse Hill Regional Park will come under the care of Greater Sydney Parklands, who will be tasked with turning it into the Centennial Park of Sydney’s north-west.”
 
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly said more open space was good news for the health and wellbeing of the local community. 
 
“This growing parkland will give our growing community a special place to have a barbecue, picnic, exercise or relax with family and friends,” Mr Conolly said.
 
In addition to the expansion of the park, Greater Sydney Parklands will soon begin initial studies with National Parks and Wildlife Service, with the aim of opening up the newly acquired land for public use, while also protecting the NSW heritage-listed Rouse Hill Estate.
 
 


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