Mays Hill Precinct Master Plan
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.
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. The Parramatta Swimming Centre closed at the end of March 2017 to facilitate the construction of the Government’s new Western Sydney Stadium. In March 2017, the NSW Government announced a commitment to contribute $30 million to the new aquatic facility at Mays Hill.
The City of Parramatta Council is currently undertaking 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 included grassed areas used as sporting fields and the Mays Hill and Park Parade Gatehouses. Currently there are limited pedestrian routes and no recreational facilities or 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.
Protection of heritage views and community recreation opportunities are key considerations in the planning process.
Frequently Asked Questions
To find out more about the Mays Hill Precinct Master Plan please see our FAQs.
Earlier this year we collected almost 1,500 comments through a community consultation process. The community feedback guided the preparation of a masterplan for Mays Hill Precinct that seeks to provide a community space for current and future residents and visitors to enjoy.
The community told us that the Precinct should provide for a diverse range of recreation and leisure facilities and activities, retention and enhancement of the natural landscape qualities of the Precinct, improved cycling and walking paths, and a space which is safe and accessible for all.
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the ideas presented and contributed their own ideas.
After this first community session, our architect and consultant team analysed the feedback, conducted further studies and worked with the City of Parramatta on locating a new aquatic centre within the Precinct.
The team then prepared a plan incorporating recreation, leisure facilities and activities into the natural landscape, and further feedback was sought from the community in June/July 2017.
For enquiries or comments
Phone: 9232 9500 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday