Contract awarded for Billabong Parklands

Landscape Solutions has been appointed to deliver the landscaping and buildings of the Campbelltown Billabong Parklands for Campbelltown Council, NSW.

The team will soon commence a connected network of pathways and seating surrounded by tree plantings and open spaces to ensure visitors have easy access to the three main pools within the Parklands. In addition to the landscaping works, Landscape Solutions will construct the entrance building, plant room, storage facilities and shade huts.

Campbelltown Billabong Parklands Project

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.

Design features are based on the local Dharawal National Park and Georges River to reflect the importance of the local environment and Aboriginal culture.

Madden’s Falls, Dharawal National Park.

Project updates

Work has started on the landscaping and building features of the $31 million Parklands.

The recently completed pool structure includes more than 300,000 individually laid Sukabumi Stone tiles which bring out a range of vibrant green tones in the water to reflect the natural water features of the Dharawal National Park, and the project’s construction timeline has been updated following the appointment of Landscape Solutions. Completion expected in Q3 of the 2023/2024 financial year, subject to weather.

Project funding

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 ($3.6 million).

Key elements

* A series of rock pools with streams between
* A lagoon that will be up to two metres deep
* A 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, and
* 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, and
* Enhanced landscape features and services ready for the provision of any commercial opportunities in the future.

This project was funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD) between the Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.

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