Conservation and bushland regeneration
The Parklands, which offers the community around 5,000 hectares of green space in total, helps to restore the balance between nature and urban development in western Sydney, which is home to more than two million people. An extra half a million new people are expected to move in to western Sydney growth areas over the next 25–30 years.
We are working towards creating a 2,000 hectare bushland ‘corridor’ in Western Sydney Parklands. The corridor features remnant and regenerated bushland and wetland ecosystems and it allows wildlife to move freely between habitats in the urban heart of western Sydney.
Now and into the future, the Parklands is connecting generations of people with the natural environment.
To reach our goal of creating 2,000 hectares of bushland, the Trust is investing $10 million between now and 2050. As the Parklands currently contains 1,300 hectares of bush in varying condition, we are aiming to regenerate 33ha annually.
Some of our regeneration and re-vegetation work is done by the experts and the rest involves the community.
We also partner with education and training providers and community organisations to deliver transition to work programs for unemployed people and those living with a disability. Watch a video about how our partners deliver bush regeneration as a social procurement program.
Our Biodiversity Strategy has more environmental information.
Experience our environment
Western Sydney Parklands is home to many birds including native cockatoos, lorikeets, rosellas, parrots and more. Birdwatching enthusiasts should head to Sugarloaf Ridge and Glendenning, and explore the Parklands track through Plough and Harrow for the best views of our wildlife.
Be aware of snakes
Please remember the Parklands is a space we share with wildlife, including snakes.
If you do spot a snake, stay calm and make no sudden movements. Please do not attempt to touch, or move the snake and slowly keep your distance. If walking your dog, keep it on a leash. We encourage you to avoid areas with long grass as it may startle a snake in its habitat. You can also report snake sightings to the rangers on 0459 883 834. If it's an emergency, call 000 immediately.
In the unlikely event that you are bitten, stay as still as possible, apply compression to the bite and call 000.