The NSW Government has entered into a contract to purchase the central precinct of the historic Fernhill Estate at Mulgoa, with the intention to enhance quality green open space for the people of Western Sydney.

Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres says the purchase of the 385–hectare site for community green space is a huge coup for Western Sydney.

“The ability to combine heritage, regional open space and a gateway to the Blue Mountains National Park creates a strong tourism opportunity that will be boosted by the development of Western Sydney Airport,” says Ayres.

Fernhill Estate is located next to Mulgoa Village and comprises the heritage-listed homestead, another home and outbuildings, gardens, lakes, paddocks, equine facilities and a 2km horse race track.

“The Government jumped on this unique opportunity to buy this significant property to ensure the people of Western Sydney have quality green open space to enjoy for future generations as our city grows,” says Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts.