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Sydney Park greener and more accessible than ever

City of Sydney 2 mins read
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Sydney Park now has nearly 200 new native trees, more electric barbecues, picnic areas, seating and toilets after the City of Sydney’s major rectification works at the award-winning park.


The project also saw accessibility greatly improved along Euston Road following the state government’s acquisition of land, removal of trees and demolition of park assets to create the Westconnex motorway.


“With so many people in our area living in apartments, public parkland is our backyard. Sydney Park is the City of Sydney’s biggest parks, providing a green lung and vital room for exercise and fun,” Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore AO said.


“Since 2005, we have invested over $45 million in the renewal of Sydney Park, completing its transformation from a former brick making site and rubbish tip into a 41.6 hectare inner city oasis. It is home to Sydney’s largest stormwater harvesting system, inclusive playgrounds, the City Farm and world class cycling and skating facilities.


“The state government’s Westconnex motorway increased noise and air pollution around the parklands, but we’ve done what we can to maximise green infrastructure and combat its worst impacts.  


“There is now more space for people to sit and enjoy the health benefits being in nature provides. A great new picnic and barbecue area will encourage people to come together and connect with each other outdoors.”


Our renewal work means Sydney Park now has:

  • a fresh entry point with new trees, landscaped gardens and illuminated signs at the corner of Sydney Park and Euston roads.
  • 2 refurbished entry points on Euston Road and near the corner of Campbell Road
  • 180 new native trees, 23,000 new plants and more grassed areas
  • a new toilet block with 3 cubicles, including a family toilet cubicle
  • a new picnic area including 2 new electric barbecues and seating near the wetlands at the park’s southern end


Drainage was also enhanced and the natural amphitheatre was returfed giving people more green space to enjoy.


AFL and cricket teams will also be able to enjoy more playable hours at Alan Davidson Oval following drainage improvements to the natural turf playing field.


For media enquiries contact Andrew Booth: 0482 530 091 or email


For interviews with Clover Moore AO, Lord Mayor of Sydney contact Paul Mackay. Phone 0436 816 604 or email


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