Creating Shared Paths

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Construction on the proposed shared paths at Wentworth Falls and Lawson will begin in November and final plans are now available

UPDATE 30/11/21: Construction of the shared path at Wentworth Falls Lake will begin the first week of December, 2021. The first section will run from the corner of Blaxland Road and Sinclair Crescent to Wentworth Falls Lake Park. The works for this section are due to be completed by end of December, 2021 (weather permitting).

The new pedestrian and cyclist pathways, which include 600m of path at Lawson, and 1600m at Wentworth Falls, will improve safety and accessibility, and enhance connections to both Wentworth Falls and Lawson town centres.

Improving connections and access benefits everyone and particularly helps those in our community living with disability. Enhancing these routes promotes time spent outdoors in our beautiful natural environment.

Following consultation over the past two years, the paths will connect these locations:

  • Wilson and Cleveland Street in Lawson will connect the Lawson Village and school to South Lawson Park.
  • The Sinclair Crescent section of the path will improve access to Wentworth Falls Lake Park, which is one of the four district parks in the Blue Mountains. It will run from Hill Street, Wentworth Falls, through to Blaxland Road.

Construction is due to begin in November and be completed by June 2022.

After consultation with the public, which included letter box drops to affected residents, community drop in sessions, and an online information page with contact details of Council staff, it was decided that the proposed path for Glenbrook needed further design and consultation to deliver a compliant shared path.

While works take place, Council will take measures to minimise disruption to residents and will work around significant trees and shrubs so they don’t need to be removed. There will be limited pruning where necessary, so that pedestrians can safely pass.

You are invited to talk to Council staff and designers before construction in your areas so we can work with you to minimise disruption.

For more information or to view the final designs, contact Project Officer, Nikki Barton nbarton@bmcc.com.au or 02 47805602.

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. Get more information on all Liveability Program projects at: bmcc.nsw.gov.au/liveability-program



Construction on the proposed shared paths at Wentworth Falls and Lawson will begin in November and final plans are now available

UPDATE 30/11/21: Construction of the shared path at Wentworth Falls Lake will begin the first week of December, 2021. The first section will run from the corner of Blaxland Road and Sinclair Crescent to Wentworth Falls Lake Park. The works for this section are due to be completed by end of December, 2021 (weather permitting).

The new pedestrian and cyclist pathways, which include 600m of path at Lawson, and 1600m at Wentworth Falls, will improve safety and accessibility, and enhance connections to both Wentworth Falls and Lawson town centres.

Improving connections and access benefits everyone and particularly helps those in our community living with disability. Enhancing these routes promotes time spent outdoors in our beautiful natural environment.

Following consultation over the past two years, the paths will connect these locations:

  • Wilson and Cleveland Street in Lawson will connect the Lawson Village and school to South Lawson Park.
  • The Sinclair Crescent section of the path will improve access to Wentworth Falls Lake Park, which is one of the four district parks in the Blue Mountains. It will run from Hill Street, Wentworth Falls, through to Blaxland Road.

Construction is due to begin in November and be completed by June 2022.

After consultation with the public, which included letter box drops to affected residents, community drop in sessions, and an online information page with contact details of Council staff, it was decided that the proposed path for Glenbrook needed further design and consultation to deliver a compliant shared path.

While works take place, Council will take measures to minimise disruption to residents and will work around significant trees and shrubs so they don’t need to be removed. There will be limited pruning where necessary, so that pedestrians can safely pass.

You are invited to talk to Council staff and designers before construction in your areas so we can work with you to minimise disruption.

For more information or to view the final designs, contact Project Officer, Nikki Barton nbarton@bmcc.com.au or 02 47805602.

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. Get more information on all Liveability Program projects at: bmcc.nsw.gov.au/liveability-program



  • Wentworth Falls update

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    Construction of the shared path at Wentworth Falls Lake will begin the first week of December, 2021 (weather permitting).

    The first section will run from the corner of Blaxland Road and Sinclair Crescent to Wentworth Falls Lake Park. While works take place, traffic and pedestrian management will be in place to enable a safe thoroughfare, and Council will take measures to minimise disruption to residents.

    The works for this section are due to be completed by the end of December, 2021.

  • 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.

Page last updated: 30 November 2021, 09:17