The Great West Walk, a walking route from Parramatta Park through Blacktown City and on to the foot of the Blue Mountains, is officially open.
Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said the 65km walking route is a great way to see some of Blacktown City’s many parks and reserves.
“Over half of the walk – 34 kilometres of it – is within Blacktown City Council boundaries,” Mayor Bleasdale said.
The walk’s Blacktown component starts from McCoy Street, Seven Hills at the railway overbridge and continues through Marayong, Doonside, Rooty Hill, Mount Druitt, Whalan and Tregear to Mainwaring Street, Ropes Crossing in Wianamatta Regional Park.
“You can complete this walk in small sections and take the time out to enjoy what’s on offer in Blacktown, including the International Sports Park in Doonside, The Aquatic Centre in Blacktown, Nurragingy Reserve, and Federation Forest in Mount Druitt, the list goes on,” Mayor Bleasdale said.
The walking route is an initiative by the Walking Volunteers who have collaborated with land managers and relevant NSW Government departments on mapping the route.