Creating Shared Paths

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We are improving connections and accessibility between town centres and popular locations by installing and replacing shared paths.

We conducted some surveys across the mountains in March and April 2020 to look at potential new shared paths leading up to and around the park upgrades for the Western Parkland Liveability Program in Glenbrook, Lawson and Wentworth Falls.

Improving connections and access benefits everyone and particularly helps those in our community living with disability. We know how important it is to spend time outside in our beautiful natural environment and improving these routes will help residents to do that.

Drop in sessions were held for those directly affected in February 2021. There will be additional opportunity to talk to the designers and Council staff before construction later in the year so we can work together to minimise any disruption.

To view the maps, see the Frequently Asked Questions to the left of this page. Final locations will be confirmed with the community before construction.

These upgrades are in line with Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017 to 2021, Pedestrian Access Mobility Strategy, the Community Satisfaction Survey 2020 and the Blue Mountains Bike Plan 2020.

For more information about the use of nature strips and verges, please visit Council's website and download the Street Tree Masterplan or read about 'Works in Road Reserve'


·This project has been funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD). The WSCD is a 20 year-agreement between the Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.



We are improving connections and accessibility between town centres and popular locations by installing and replacing shared paths.

We conducted some surveys across the mountains in March and April 2020 to look at potential new shared paths leading up to and around the park upgrades for the Western Parkland Liveability Program in Glenbrook, Lawson and Wentworth Falls.

Improving connections and access benefits everyone and particularly helps those in our community living with disability. We know how important it is to spend time outside in our beautiful natural environment and improving these routes will help residents to do that.

Drop in sessions were held for those directly affected in February 2021. There will be additional opportunity to talk to the designers and Council staff before construction later in the year so we can work together to minimise any disruption.

To view the maps, see the Frequently Asked Questions to the left of this page. Final locations will be confirmed with the community before construction.

These upgrades are in line with Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017 to 2021, Pedestrian Access Mobility Strategy, the Community Satisfaction Survey 2020 and the Blue Mountains Bike Plan 2020.

For more information about the use of nature strips and verges, please visit Council's website and download the Street Tree Masterplan or read about 'Works in Road Reserve'


·This project has been funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD). The WSCD is a 20 year-agreement between the Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.



  • Join our drop-in sessions

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    Come along to one of our drop in sessions where you can talk to the designers and Council staff about the plans.

    • Wentworth Falls – Friday, 26 February 2021 5pm to 7pm – Wentworth Falls School of Arts
    • Glenbrook – Saturday, 27 February 2021 8am to 10am – Glenbrook CWA Hall/Early Childhood Centre
    • Lawson – Thursday, 4 March 2021 4pm to 6pm – Mid Mountains Community Centre
  • Other Liveability Projects - Glenbrook

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    Glenbrook Park is one of four district parks and work has commenced on stage 2 of the Glenbrook Park play space. It will connect to the existing junior play area and complete this play space for primary school aged children.

    Extensive community consultation was undertaken across 2019, to ensure that the final designs, reflected the needs of our community. This included using an interactive online tool called the funbobulator, it allowed users to choose the types of playground equipment they liked the most.

    Included in the design are the top 3 pieces of equipment selected from over 600 respondents catering for 7 to 12 year olds. Featured in stage 2 will be a flying fox, climbing tower, slide, swings and trampolines.

    The upgrade will also provide inclusive play types and experiences for children with additional needs.

  • Other Liveability Projects - Lawson

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    Extensive community consultation, including targeted on site engagement with the dog user groups, has been undertaken for Lawson Parklands (previously the golf course on Crown Lands). This project will include a new fully fenced dog off leash area, accessible loop walking path, nature play spaces and increased plantings on site.

    This project is in line with the Masterplan which was adopted by Council in June 2019.

  • Other Liveability Projects - Wentworth Falls

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    Wentworth Falls Lake is one of four district parks across the Blue Mountains.

    We’ve had some great feedback throughout the year on the Plan of Management and Masterplan as part of our community consultation process. These drafts will go on public exhibition later in the year for further feedback.

    We are still working on designs for the accessible walkway over the dam wall and will come back to the community as we have more information.

    Additional funding has been successful, through the ‘Everyone can play’ grant to replace the older playground near the toilet block.