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					Site History Background
The Wianamatta Regional Park (WRP) covers approximately 900 hectares of the former Australian             3.   Colonial landscape (1800 - 1860)
Defence Industries (ADI) site at St Marys in Western Sydney. The site is located approximately            •    Integrated display at Visitor Centre
45 kilometres (kms) west of the Sydney CBD, 5 Kms north-east of Penrith, and 12 kms west of               •    Included in regular “totems” on paths network explaining local factors in context of other




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               is preparing a Concept Masterplan for the former Australian Defence Industries Site at St Marys. This plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services (part of the Dept. of Environment, Climate Change and Water)
Blacktown.                                                                                                     themes
The overall ADI site has an area of 1545ha, and stretches roughly 7 kms east to west and 2 kms            •    Maintain and provide interpretive signage to key clearings such as in Jordan Hill area,
north to south. The residential suburbs of Willmot, Shalvey, Lethbridge Park, St Marys, Werrington             Dunheved, and to western recreational precinct - where not in conflict with dCMP, provide
County, Werrington Downs, Cambridge Gardens and Cranebrook bound the site to the south,                        recreational uses to clearings
                                                                                                          •    Focussed interpretation signage at key locations
west and east. The rural areas of Llandilo and Shanes Park lie to the north of the site.
                                                                                                          •    Interpretation of plantings and features at Dunheved
The site sits within two local government areas, with the eastern portion within Blacktown
Council area while the west is governed by Penrith Council. The Park is also within the traditional       4.   Growth and development (1860s to 1940s)
Darug Aboriginal country and the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council area.                            •    Integrated display at Visitor Centre
The adjoining development portion of the site (land developer Delfin Lend Lease) consists of five         •    Maintain historic cleared areas in zone 1 & 2, seeking compatible use (eg native grass
distinct development precincts including the Eastern (Ropes Crossing), Ropes Creek, Dunheved,                  research)
Central and Western Precincts. The Dunheved Precinct supports employment development                      •    Maintain tracks for reuse in zones 1 & 2
only, while the Central precinct will support both employment and residential land uses. All other        •    Included in regular “totems” on paths network explaining local factors in context of other
precincts have a residential focus. The masterplanning process for the Wianamatta Regional                     themes
Park has considered sustainability as the over-arching principle and focus for the site’s future          •    Conservation and use of tracks along past land grant boundaries
use and development. It has also worked to integrate the management of all aspects of the Park            •    Focussed interpretation signage at key locations to interpret Luxford dairy, South /
and their interrelationships within the landscape, with a view to a long term sustainable future.              Wianamatta Creek Bridge (restricted and controlled access with in zones 1 & 2).
This includes significant natural and cultural heritage, buildings with potential for adaptive re-use,
                                                                                                          5     Munitions - explosives and filling (1941 - 1946) and munitions and storage - project 590
and infrastructure and facilities.                                                                              (1950s to 1990s)
Beyond the physical fabric, sustainability also relates to informing parkland users, to the ways          •     Integrated display at Visitor Centre
in which access is provided to the Park, and to the promotion of sustainable communities, both            •     Included in regular “totems” on paths network explaining local factors in context of other
locally and globally.                                                                                           themes
The masterplan provides the long term directions for the sites development while also considering         •     Focussed interpretation signage at key locations to explain location of Munitions uses
that a staged approach and action plan will be necessary to meet NPWS’s budget constraints.               •     Thematic focus on munitions history in main visitor precinct being site of major site works
                                                                                                          •     Use of Munitions names and numbering / codes to spaces and facilities in Main Visitor
Core aims for development of the masterplan as identified in NPWS brief included:                               Precinct
•         Identification and protection of significant heritage items                                     •     Conservation and use of road and rack networks (main visitor and western visitor




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               will guide ongoing actions to open the site to public access and use.
•         Development of visitor facilities                                                                     precincts).
•         Provision of traffic circulation
•         Provision of access routes into and within the park linking to regional wide
          connections                                                                                     6     Revitalisation and conservation - post industrial (1993-2001) and Regional Park
•         Car parking and management of different landscape areas and boundary interfaces                      (2001 onwards)
Key project objectives are:                                                                               •     Integrated display at Visitor Centre
•        To provide strategic direction based on the plan of management for future                        •     Included in regular “totems” on paths network explaining local factors in context of other
         management of the park including long term conservation and landscape                                  themes
         management outcomes;                                                                             •     Focussed interpretation signage at key locations to explain conservation campaign
                                                                                                          •     Integrated display at Visitor Centre
•        To identify broad scale conservation, use, linkages, services, infrastructure
                                                                                                          •     Included in regular “totems” on paths network explaining local factors in context of other
         and access zones across the park;                                                                      themes
•        To identify key access points, connections and circulation routes; and                           •     Focussed interpretation signage and “time lapse” photographs at key locations to interpret
•        To identify appropriate levels of access and visitor facilities across the park.                       progressive upgrading of natural values.
Cultural and Natural heritage themes
                                                                                                          Staged Works programme
Heritage themes and their relationship to site:                                                           Works within the Regional park will vary within each zonal type as follows;
Interpretation of historic themes and heritage will contribute to the understanding and appreciation      Zone 1 - Primary Habitat Focus (561ha 62% of RP area 2900 lin/m of boundary):
of the park through initiatives that stimulate and engage visitors. Benefits of heritage interpretation   Ongoing general maintenance of these areas by NPWS will continue such as upgrading to existing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wianamatta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Regional Park
will be :                                                                                                 fencing and fire trail / maintenance tracks. As well as ongoing macrofauna, weed, vegetation and
•      Increased appreciation of heritage values                                                          cultural heritage conservation and management.
•      Community cohesion
•      Creating and making a sense of place                                                               Zone 2 - Secondary Habitat Focus (163ha 18% of RP area 18400 lin/m of boundary):

The draft Conservation Management Plan (dCMP) identifies the cultural heritage significance               Ongoing general maintenance of these areas by NPWS will continue such as upgrading to existing




                                                                                                                                                                                                              PUBLIC EXHIBITION OCTOBER 2010
of the site under 6 key phases. The masterplan should guide development and management                    fencing and fire trail / maintenance tracks. As well as ongoing macrofauna, weed and vegetation
of the park so as to facilitate the understanding by park users of these key phases. A particular         management.
feature of the Regional Park is that these phases are physically overlaid and interpretation must
consider the optimum locations and means to assist understanding. The proposed strategies for             Future staged works will undertake construction of new trail connections including;




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              masterplan
interpretation of the key phases are listed broadly following:                                                 - recreation and maintenance tracks ,
1.    Natural landscape                                                                                        - shareway access entries,
•     Integrated display at Visitor Centre                                                                     - interpretative signage/ art and
•     Included in regular “totems” on paths network explaining local factors and changes in natural            - boundary fence removal and relocation adjoining selective development interface
      conditions (from other parts of site) in context of other themes                                    Zone 3 - Recreation Focus (186ha 20% of RP area 9641 lin/m of boundary):
•     Focussed interpretation signage and “time lapse” photographs at key locations to interpret                - Stage 1 - Main Visitor Precinct
      progressive upgrading of natural values
                                                                                                                - Stage 2 - Western Visitor Precinct
•     Guided and self guided walks
                                                                                                                - Stage 3 - Northern Central Recreation Precinct
2.    Aboriginal lands - Darug Country                                                                          - Future Works - Southern Central Recreation Precinct and Dunheved Heritage Precinct
•      Integrated display at Visitor Centre
•     Included in regular “totems” on path network explaining local factors in context of other
      themes
•     Focussed interpretation signage at key locations to interpret camp site, Silcrete quarry, and                If you wish to contact the team;
      significance of creeks / wetlands                                                                            Katie Littlejohn
•     Darug naming of spaces, paths etc.
•     Guided walks                                                                                                 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services,
•     Darug involvement in education and guided tours etc                                                          Dept of Environment & Climate Change
•     Programme of public art that commemorates and celebrates the site’s history and
      heritage.
                                                                                                                   ph: 02 4572 3100
                                                                                                                   email: Katie.Littlejohn@environment.nsw.gov.au
Wianamatta Regional Park Masterplan                                                                                                              Zone 2 - Secondary Habitat Focus:
                                                                                                                                                 •   Areas that have potential to be pursued in the future for either Habitat (Zone 1) or Recreation (Zone 3) focus
Masterplanning strategies                                                                                                                        •   Areas that provide for access links but with limited recreation use
                                                                                                                                                 •   May be fenced to boundaries – subject to relationship to adjoining areas (eg Zone 1) which may be fenced already at their boundary
The fundamental strategy embodied in the masterplan is the expression of the Regional Park in three management zones that will have varied
balance of conservation, access and recreation emphasis:                                                                                         •   Public access will vary – but generally will be open to day to day pedestrian and cycle access but no public vehicular access
                                                                                                                                                 •   Where no fencing provided – vehicular access management required to boundaries
•        Zone 1 - Primary Habitat Focus
•       Zone 2 - Secondary Habitat Focus
•       Zone 3 - Recreation Focus
These will be linked by a system of access that focuses upon reuse of existing roads and track infrastructure. A description of the zones
follows;



                                                                                             ZONE 2
                                 ZONE 1
                                                                 ZONE 1                        Main
                                                                                               Visitor
                                Western                                                        Precinct
                                Visitor
                                Precinct
                                                                                                                                 ZONE 1


                                                                                            ZONE 1                                                                                                                                               Zone 2 - Secondary Habitat Focus
                                                      Northern
                                                      Central
                                                                                                                                                 Zone 3 - Recreation Focus:
                                            ZONE 2




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wianamatta Regional Park Masterplan
                                                                                                                                                 •   Areas to be pursued for a Recreation Focus – potential for a specific use and interpretational
                    ZONE 2                                                                                                                           theme to each recreation zone
                                                                                Dunheved
                                                                                                                                                 •   Key location of access track system
                                                    Southern                                                                                     •   Location of recreational facilities
                                                    Central
                                                                                                                                                 •   Public access will generally be open at boundary for to day to day pedestrian and cycle
                                                                                                                                                     access with public vehicular access to designated access roads to key recreation precincts
                                                                                                                                                     (ie not necessarily to all recreation precincts)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Main Visitor Precinct
                                                                                                                                                 •   Where no fencing provided – vehicular access management required                                   • Visitor Centre
                                                                                                                                                 -   Will fundamentally integrate habitat enhancement and conservation with recreational activities     • Cafe / Kiosk
                                                                                                                                                     and maintain habitat and conservation qualities of area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Parking
Masterplanning Zones                                                                                                                             •   Includes key historic heritage precincts                                                           • One way vehicular access road
                                                                                                                                                                                                     5. Event Amphitheatre                              • Picnicking
Zone 1 - Primary Habitat focus:                                                                                                                      3. Western Visitor Precinct
                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Vehicular access & parking                       • Class One (accessible) track and
                                                                                                                                                     • Variety of trails for cycle and                                                                     boardwalk loops / vantage points
•    Encapsulates the Alluvial Woodland area and all creek corridors                                                                                                                                   for day to day use
                                                                                                                                                       pedestrian access                                                                                  Possible
•    Incorporates the Aboriginal cultural heritage zone at the confluence of South and Ropes Creeks and the majority of the High Significance                                                        • Event amphitheatre
                                                                                                                                                     • Dispersed picnic areas                                                                           • Short criterion course (special events)
     areas as determined in previous assessments (refer dPoM).                                                                                                                                         Heritage design themes
                                                                                                                                                       Heritage design themes                                                                             Heritage design themes
                                                                                                                                                                                                     • ADI (Bomb filling)
•    Would generally be fenced to boundaries – 75% being a boundary to adjoining development / 25% to other RP zones                                 • Agriculture                                                                                      • Orientation to the various storage
                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Potential location of possible
•    Public access to be limited to guided access for special events and one fenced east west corridor (which generally replicates an existing       • KW Magazine Area                                                                                 • ADI (Ammunition filling)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       plant nursery
     corridor) through the central area of Zone 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Main
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Visitor
                                                                                                                                                                                  Western                                               Precinct
                                                                                                                                                                                  Visitor
                                                                                                                                                                                  Precinct



                                                                                                                                                                                              Northern
                                                                                                                                                                                              Central
                                                                                                                                                                                              Visitor
                                                                                                                                                                                              Precinct

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dunheved
                                                                                                                                                                                               Southern                       Visitor Precinct
                                                                                                                                                                                               Central
                                                                                                                                                                                               Visitor
                                                                                                                                                                                               Precinct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             6. Dunheved Homestead
                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Southern Central            • Interpretation driven landscape design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Picnic areas
                                                                                                                                                                                              Visitor Precinct               • Access link on heritage railway line
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Variety of trails               Heritage design themes
                                                                                                                                                                                                Heritage design themes       • Gov King homestead
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Elizabeth Farm site
                                                                                      Zone 1 - Primary Habitat Focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Zone 3 - Recreation Focus
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