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Walkability for liveability

Walkability is recognised as one of the key aspects that make a city liveable.

Parramatta has many great destinations, local centres and distinct heritage and cultural experiences that all make it a great place to walk and cycle.

The City of Parramatta recognises the importance of walkability for liveability and we are seeking to create a safe, comfortable and interesting City for people to get active and connected.

The strategy is a long-term plan that will provide a network of high quality walking routes through our streets, open space and river corridors. Through public exhibition and engagement our community provided strong feedback and support for the project, its targets and objectives.
 

Walking trails construction notice

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Construction notice issued for Lake Parramatta walking track network.

Construction Notice

The Lake Parramatta walking track network, and surrounding infrastructure, is having a number of construction projects being carried out until June 30th 2021.

These projects are being funded under a 'Local Roads and Community Infrastructure' state government grant. A new two way creek crossing below the dam wall, restorations works along Illawong Drive and parts of the fire trail and track upgrades in the western areas of the track network have already been completed.

A new wayfinding system, to enhance user experiences of the Reserve, is scheduled to be installed during June 2021.

Please be aware of changed conditions and accessibility during this period, and ensure care is taken to protect your own safety.

For enquiries or feedback, please contact: 9806 5050 or email naturalresources@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

  • The construction is funded under a 'Local Roads and Community Infrastructure' state government grant.

    A new two-way creek crossing below the dam wall is scheduled for construction between 12 April to 10 May.

    This will effectively break the Lake Circuit as this area will not be accessible to the public. So a complete circumnavigation of the Reserve will not be possible during this period.

    Other works include the restoration of fire trails and an eroded embankment on Illawong Drive in the south eastern areas of the Reserve. These works are scheduled between 22 April and 13 May. Please be advised that Illawong Drive will not be accessible during this period.

    In addition, a new wayfinding system will be installed to enhance user experiences of the Reserve. The installation of this system is scheduled for completion by June.

    Please be aware of changed conditions and accessibility during this period, and ensure care is taken to protect your own safety.

    For enquiries or feedback, please call 9806 5050 or email naturalresources@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Walking trails

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Lake Parramatta Reserve

Lake Parramatta Reserve is a 75ha bushland reserve only two kilometres from the Parramatta CBD.

You can access the entrance to the reserve from Lackey Street off of Bourke Street, in North Parramatta.

A number of formal tracks form a circuit around the edge of the lake, which was Parramatta's original water supply.

Read more about the reserve in the Lake Parramatta Reserve brochure

The Ponds Walk

The Ponds Walk is a 6.6km track that follows Ponds/Subiaco Creek from Eric Mobbs Memorial Park in Carlingford to Jim Crowgey Reserve in Rydalmere.

Read more about this trail in the the Ponds Walk brochure

Terrys Creek Walk

Terrys Creek Walk is a 2km track in Eastwood/Epping that allows walkers to experience Blue Gum High Forest.

Read more about this trail in the Terrys Creek Walk brochure

Parramatta River Walk

There are three walking trails along the Parramatta River:

Governor Phillip Walk

Historic Houses Walk

Lake Parramatta Walk

Discover water views with the Parramatta River Walk

Ryde Bridge to James Ruse Drive map

James Ruse Drive to Lake Parramatta map

Great West Walk

The Great West Walk is a 65km walking route stretching from Parramatta Park to the foot of the Blue Mountains. The walk traverses a varied landscape of protected Cumberland Plain woodland, local river systems, public parklands, Australia’s oldest architecture, some of Western Sydney’s most iconic urban landscapes. 

Find out more about the walk here.

Parramatta Ways Walking Strategy

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The City of Parramatta endorsed the Parramatta Ways Walking Strategy aimed at improving walkability throughout the Parramatta Local Government Area and making people the priority in our streets.

The strategy is a long-term plan that will provide a network of high quality walking routes through our streets, open space and river corridors. Through public exhibition and engagement our community provided strong feedback and support for the project, its targets and objectives.

Other initiatives

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Also complementing the Parramatta Ways Walking Strategy are other initiatives that will make our city more walking and cycle friendly, such as the:

Get in touch

If you have any questions you can get in touch with our Sustainable Transport Team on (02) 9806 5632 or at TransportPlanning@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au