Rozelle Interchange

Re-opening of the Rozelle Parklands

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the Rozelle Parklands 5PM on Tuesday 30 April! Mulch removed from within the Parklands has been replaced with fresh organic hardwood mulch, the areas have been carefully inspected by an independent EPA Accredited Site Auditor and received clearance. 

The Parklands will re-open to the community the picnic and barbeque areas, two sports fields, the large grassy areas, pitches, bush trails, fitness areas, playgrounds, walking and bike riding paths. 

Blue green algae has been recently identified in the wetland ponds. While the ponds are not for swimming or recreational use, to ensure everyone’s safety, we have installed temporary fencing and signage around the ponds while work is carried out to remove the algae. We will keep the community informed of progress and ask that people (and pets) keep away from the water.

Come and visit the Parklands with your friends and family and explore, play or just relax in the Inner West’s new backyard. Please refer to the map below for more details.

We appreciate your patience while we completed this work and welcome you back to the Parklands. 

This update also includes information about:

  • replanting in the Parklands and surrounding areas

  • further enhancements for the Rozelle Parklands

Learn more about Rozelle Parklands:

With almost 10 hectares of green space, the Parklands are one of the largest open recreation and multi-purpose sporting areas in the inner city, with approximately 14 kilometres of bike riding and walking paths as well as many other facilities for everyone of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

The walking and bike riding paths offers easy connections to Victoria Road, Annandale, Anzac Bridge, the suburbs of Drummoyne, Russell Lea, and Chiswick, connecting people The Bays Precinct and the CBD. 

Other facilities on offer include picnic and barbeque areas, two sports fields, large grassy areas, pitches, bush trails, fitness areas, playgrounds and an amenities building.

The parklands will continue to be enhanced and evolve even after we open. Throughout 2024 we will deliver lighting for the oval and rectangular sports fields, new multi-purpose courts for netball and basketball and additional amenities like changing rooms for organised sports and an additional toilet block near the playground. We will provide an update on the timings and scope of this upcoming work in May 2024.

If you have any questions about the Rozelle Parklands, please email

Replanting in the Parklands and surrounding area

John Holland CPB Contractors (JHCPB) has now completed the removal and replacement process for mulch within the Parklands. Despite careful preventative measures, some plants have been damaged during the period of work. 

JHCPB has started replacing plants that were damaged within the Parklands so the areas will appear as they were pre-mulch removal and in line with the Urban Design and Landscape Plan (UDLP). 

Over the course of the coming weeks, you will see workers replanting throughout the Parklands and surrounding areas including the Victoria Road pocket parks.

If you have any questions about this work, please contact us on 1800 660 248 (ask for Rozelle Interchange Community Team) or email

The 16.6 kilometres of new drivable road tunnels connect people to the recently opened M4 and M8 tunnel extensions, City West Link, Western Distributor, and the Iron Cove Link a toll-free underground bypass of Victoria Road where motorists will be able to skip seven sets of traffic lights. Rozelle Interchange also provides future connections to the Western Harbour Tunnel.

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Our motorways network is continuing to evolve to better connect communities and help people move around Sydney.

Local pedestrian and cycleway improvements 

We are upgrading existing pedestrian and cycleway paths along Victoria Road as well as local streets in Rozelle to improve the connectivity, safety and access of our active transport links in and around the Rozelle Interchange.

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