A New Zoo Has Been Announced for Western Sydney

Western Sydney Zoo Render
Western Sydney Zoo Render - Source: NSW Government

Australia’s most advanced zoo in the heart of Western Sydney

A world class zoo that is set to be one of Western Sydney’s main attractions.

Embracing technology and innovation to improve animal welfare, visitor engagement and education, Sydney Zoo will be exhibiting a wide range of animals in a safari-like experience. With clever designs hiding barriers combined with the latest technology it will provide an experience that is more immersive and engaging than traditional zoos.

Key attractions

The Sydney Zoo proposal includes approximately 30 exhibits and a variety of animal species such as highly popular exotic and Australian animals. The proposal also includes:

  • Gift shops, restaurants, cafes, kiosks and amenities
  • A show arena, picnic areas, wetlands, waterways and gardens
  • Service areas including administration, curatorial and food preparation, veterinarian space and service yards
Elephants of the Western Sydney Zoo - Source: NSW Government

The new zoo will feature 30 exotic and native animal exhibits that will be assessable through safari-like enclosures and elevated boardwalks.

It will also feature an integrated Aboriginal and natural heritage program that will focus on the local Darug people of Western Sydney.

Educational resources available at the zoo will include an amphitheatre, a native fish aquarium, insectarium and nocturnal houses.

Western Sydney Zoo Map
Western Sydney Zoo Map - Source: NSW Government

Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Sydney Zoo is set to be Australia’s most technologically advanced and innovative zoo.

“Sydney Zoo will set a new standard in visitor experience and have people coming back time and time again,” Mr Ayres said.

Construction of Sydney Zoo will start later this year, creating 160 full-time jobs and a further 120 full-time jobs once it’s operational.

The facility is set to open before the 2018 summer school holidays.

Western Sydney Zoo Region
Western Sydney Zoo Region - Source: NSW Government

Location of the Western Sydney Zoo

Western Sydney Zoo Location - Source: NSW Government

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