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  • Self-guided Walks

    Staying fit and healthy is just a walk in the Park! Download our free Centennial Park walking apps - available for Apple and Android smartphones. More info and download links here.

  • Swamp Closures

    Lachlan Swamp will close on days above 36C to minimise disturbance to the Flying Foxes. There will be no access to visitors.

  • Centennial Park History Book

    Our great new book on the history of Centennial Park is now on sale, and can be ordered online. Great gift idea. More info.

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Sustainable Parklands Program

Capital Works Projects - Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands is a significant cultural and natural landscape in the heart of the Sydney metropolitan area, with approximately 30 million visits made to the Parklands every year.

Given the significance and growing popularity of Centennial Parklands, we are faced with many competing and changing demands for the use and enjoyment of the Parklands spaces and facilities.

To provide a framework for the management of Centennial Parklands, we have developed a Plan of Management 2006-2016 that provides a medium-to-long term perspective.

Flowing from the Plan of Management are a range of Master Plans and operational plans that provide the day-to-day guidance.


Sustainable Parklands Program

Every year we undertake a wide-range of Parklands improvement projects to improve our facilities, environment, infrastructure, and general presentation.

This medium-to-long term program of improvement works are funded under the Sustainable Parklands Program - a program of works required to ensure the environmental, social and financial sustainability of Centennial Parklands.

As we are a self-funded public parklands, our ability to deliver these projects under the Sustainable Parklands Program is tied to sourcing of funding from a variety of sources in a number of ways, including:

  • our operating budget;
  • capital funding grants from the NSW Government; and
  • funding and grants sourced from philanthropic sources through the Centennial Parklands Foundation.

2013-2016 Funding

In 2013, following our comprehensive funding bid to NSW Treasury, the NSW Government announced a $27 million commitment over a four year period to fund Stage One of our Sustainable Parklands Program. This funding will support much-needed capital maintenance works and capital enhancement projects across the Parklands.

A number of the projects under the Sustainable Parklands Program are listed in the left-hand column.