Parramatta Park

Mays Hill Precinct Master Plan

Background

During 2017 the Parramatta Park Trust is undertaking a design and public consultation process to transform the Mays Hill Precinct. The Precinct is part of Parramatta Park separated from the northern section of the Park by the Main Western Railway Line. It is 20 hectares in size and bordered by Park Parade in the North, the Great Western Highway and Good Street in the South, Pitt Street in the East and Hassall Street in the West.

Access to most of the Precinct was previously limited due to the presence of the golf course and now there is an opportunity to provide for a diverse range of recreation and leisure activities in the Precinct to complement the wider Parramatta Park.

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Location of May Hill Precinct in Parramatta Park

Download a pdf of the map.

In June 2016 the NSW Government announced the Mays Hill Precinct as the preferred location for a new aquatic facility to replace the Parramatta Swimming Centre, which will close at the end of March 2017 to facilitate the construction of the Government’s new Western Sydney Stadium. The City of Parramatta Council will undertake detailed planning and community consultation for the new aquatic facility and will work closely with the Parramatta Park Trust to ensure the best outcome for the Precinct and future community users.

For further information and to view the Aquatic Site Suitability Study, visit City of Parramatta's website.

To contact Council and register to receive updates on planning for a new facility, including opportunities to participate in community consultation, please email poolupdate@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 617 058.

The Current Situation

Three quarters of Mays Hill Precinct was used as a golf course from 1957 to 2015 which limited public access and use. The remainder of the Precinct also includes the Mays Hill and Park Parade Gatehouses, grassed areas used by local schools and sporting groups. Currently there are limited pedestrian routes and no recreational facilities and amenities in the Precinct such as picnic areas, playgrounds, and toilets.

The closure of the golf course and the relocation of the Parramatta War Memorial Swimming Centre to Mays Hill Precinct provides an opportunity for the Precinct to transform into an active urban parkland with better connectivity to the core Park in the north.

Frequently Asked Questions

To find out more about the Mays Hill Precinct Master Plan please see our FAQs.

Community Consultation

We want you to imagine what Mays Hill Precinct could look and feel like and we want you to help us design this new community space for current and future generations to enjoy.

There are three stages to the preparation of the Master Plan for Mays Hill Precinct, and there is opportunity for community input at every step.

We are seeking ideas that contribute to community recreation and open space and recognise the history of the Precinct. Ideas may include sports fields or sports courts, areas for events or temporary activities, café or food outlet. We are interested in hearing a range of views and encourage everyone to have a say and provide ideas.

We appreciate that it can be tricky to know when and how to comment about important community plans. We will provide you information on each stage and advise how you can input.timing for Mays Hill Precinct Community Consultation

 

Download a pdf of the Timing for Community Input.

Stage 1- Exploring Ideas

During Stage 1 you told us about the sort of activities, facilities and experiences you'd like to see at Mays Hill Precinct.

Thank you to everyone who provided ideas during this stage. These will help develop a number of design options. During April and May, you will have the opportunity to tell us which option you like best.

View information, maps and idea boards, which were used at the community sessions. 

Getting involved

Broad community consultation is crucial to the successful planning of the Precinct and we encourage you to get involved. There will be opportunities to meet the design team in the Park or provide your comments by phone or email.

Our newsletters will keep you informed about when and where you can have your say. To sign up for the Mays Hill Precinct Newsletter please email projects@newgateengage.com.au

Newsletters

Download #1 February 2017

For enquiries or comments

Phone: 9232 9500 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday

Email: projects@newgateengage.com.au 

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