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 $31 million state-of-the-art water recreation space is set to revitalise the heart of Campbelltown City and become a landmark facility for Sydney.
It is funded under the Western Sydney City Deals Liveability Fund and will provide a recreation space for people to enjoy. 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.
On Tuesday 8 December 2020, Council resolved to invest an additional $12.25 million to include state-of-the-art pool operating systems as well as bring forward landscaping and cultural elements that will increase the appeal and functionality of the unique regional parkland. The funding has been made available from Council's unrestricted reserves and will be repaid over a six year period. Including the previous $18.75 million, there is now a total value of $31 million for this project.
We anticipate completion of the project by June 2022.
- Series of rock pools with streams between
- Lagoon that will be up to 2.0m 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.
We hosted a family fun event, on Saturday 14 September at Apex Park, Bradbury to help residents talk to Council staff about the project.
Thanks to everyone who provided feedback in our Billabong Parklands project survey. These ideas will be used to develop the final design which we will share with you early 2020.
The project is being funded by the Western Sydney City Deals, Western Parkland City Liveability Program that includes $3.75 million contribution from Council.