The Campbelltown Billabong Parklands will create a new water attraction that will be a destination facility in the heart of the Campbelltown City Centre.
The state-of-the-art water recreation space is set to revitalise the heart of Campbelltown City and become a landmark facility for Sydney.
The project is funded by Council, the Australian Government and NSW Government under the Western Sydney Liveability Program ($31 million) and additional funding for gateway areas around the site provided by the NSW Government Public Spaces Legacy Fund ($4 million).
The project includes a range of recreational water play facilities, landscaped areas, parklands and amenities over the four hectare site, including a stream, swimming lagoon and a zero-depth play area.
The landscape features of the design are based on the local Dharawal National Park and Georges River to reflect the importance of our local environment and Aboriginal culture.
Billabong Parklands is taking shape
Construction of the swimming lagoons at the Campbelltown Billabong Parklands will soon begin as the project enters its next phase of building what will be an iconic parkland attraction incorporating water bodies in the city centre.
For the past 18 months the site has undergone significant excavation to achieve the correct levels and install extensive drainage across its lowest level to abridge the creek and facilitate water flow through the site.
A sandstone coloured, reinforced concrete pile wall now spans the upper side of the 4 ha site, reaching heights of up to 7 metres across a distance of over 200 metres.
Landscaping will begin early in April, which will see some early planting of trees and native plants, many indigenous to the local area. Initially these plants will vary in size from young tube stock to more mature trees, some many metres tall, to provide shade and shelter for people using the facility as well as habitat for native birds and animals.
Architectural drawings for the amenity buildings within the facility are currently being finalised and in coming months, Council will commence the process of procuring contractors to finalise works.
- Series of rock pools with streams between
- Lagoon that will be up to 2 m deep
- Zero-depth water play area with a range of interactive water elements
- Inspired by the rapids, waterfalls and rock pools of the Dharawal National Park
- Open spaces and native tree plantings.
What will the enhancements include?
- Efficient filtration and pump systems to each of the pools
- Extensive integrated art that represents the Campbelltown community and Aboriginal culture
- Enhanced landscape features and services ready for the provision of any commercial opportunities in the future.