08 April 2018

Media release

Stockland today officially opened its $2.3 million Hilltop park at Altrove in Schofields, celebrating its commitment to creating liveable, connected communities for residents in Sydney’s fast growing north west.

Spanning 1.6 hectares, the new Hilltop Park features a spectacular 30 metre slide and climbing tower with 360 degree panoramic views, providing an innovative, adventurous playspace for the Altrove community and broader region.

Mayor of Blacktown, Councillor Stephen Bali MP, and Stockland General Manager NSW Residential Development, Richard Rhydderch, joined thousands of families to officially open the new park.

Richard Rhydderch, Stockland General Manager NSW Residential Development, said the new park was a major milestone for Altrove community and would provide a unique and interactive playground for new families moving into Sydney’s north west growth centre.

“We are very proud to deliver such a large and vibrant park to the community at such an early stage of Altrove’s development and we expect Hilltop Park to become a firm favourite for current and future residents,” Mr Rhydderch said.

“Innovative parks like this are vital to the health and wellbeing of the community and Stockland is committed to providing cutting-edge play spaces that allow kids’ imaginations to soar while providing an inclusive place for families to build new connections.”

Mayor of Blacktown, Councillor Stephen Bali MP, said: “The opening of the Hilltop Park marks a huge milestone for the residents of the Altrove community which is growing every day.

“As Mayor I am excited to see the wonderful outdoor activities available for families to enjoy. Blacktown City is one of the largest councils in NSW. As a Council we place a lot of importance on providing public open spaces for communities to enjoy.

“Congratulations to everyone involved in the design and development of this new park. I look forward to seeing the other public and community spaces planned for this development.”

The Hilltop Park also includes a flying fox, swings, rope play and designated areas for babies and toddlers. Additional features include picnic areas, basketball hoops, recreational areas and barbeques.

As part of the official opening celebrations, locals were treated to fun-filled festivities including pony rides, a petting zoo, mini golf, rock climbing, face painting, a jumping castle and a sneak peek of the Aussie Night Markets first ever dessert markets – Sweet Retreats.

The park is located on the corner of Hoy Street and Overly Crescent in Altrove, Schofields.

Upon completion Altrove will feature three parks, bike tracks, fitness stations and a thriving retail precinct with a proposed Eat Street that will link the community with the adjacent Schofields Train Station. The community will also feature approximately six hectares of proposed open space.

To learn more about the new Altrove community, drop into the Sales and Information Centre at 200 Bridge Street, visit www.stockland.com.au/altrove or call 13 LAND (13 5263).