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Campbelltown Billabong Parklands Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to build?

The project costs $31 million and is funded through the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Fund.

When will works start?

Construction on the parklands started in June 2020.

When will it be open?

The facility is scheduled to be open by June 2022.

Will people be able to use Bradbury Oval and Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre during construction?

Construction will not impact the surrounding venues and parking is still available.

How deep will the water be?

The four water recreation spaces will vary in depth, from the zero-depth splash play area to the 2 metre depth in the main swimming area, known as the Billabong.

What are the safety features?

Lifeguards will be employed in accordance with water safety standards.

Will there be an entry fee?

Entry to the Billabong will be free.

Will it be open in Winter?

The Billabong Parklands will be open all year round, but access to the pools may be affected during the cooler months.

Will it be open 24/7?

We are still considering operating hours and will determine these at a later date.

Will the facility cater for public transport?

Yes, the facility will incorporate a range of public transport options including a bus drop off area, connected to local train stations.

What will happen to the sports fields and the Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre?

This project does not affect the nearby Bradbury Oval or Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre.

How will Council ensure the water is clean?

The Campbelltown Billabong Parklands must meet the same standards as any public swimming pool. Water is provided through an efficient filtration and pump system to each section of the pools. 

Where can I get lunch at the parklands?

An option for a kiosk has been incorporated into the design and there are a range of nearby food options in the Campbelltown CBD.

Where will Fishers Ghost event go?

The Festival of Fishers Ghost Carnival will not be affected and will continue to go ahead as planned in November 2021.

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