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Stage 2 of Lake Gillawarna upgrade

Stage 2 of Lake Gillawarna upgrade Work will begin next month on the second stage of the upgrading of one of Canterbury-Bankstown’s most popular reserves – Lake Gillawarna. No Lake Gillawarna playground upgrade Canterbury Bankstown Work will begin next month on the second stage of the upgrading of one of Canterbury-Bankstown’s most popular reserves – Lake Gillawarna.  
Lake Gillawarna playground

​Work will begin next month on the second stage of the upgrading of one of Canterbury-Bankstown’s most popular reserves – Lake Gillawarna.

This is one of 47 park improvement projects being funded by Council in 2016/17, at a total cost of almost $14 million.

Council Administrator, Richard Colley, said more than $800,000 will be invested in the project which will include the restoration of the northern section of the lake and surrounds.

“Thousands of local residents and visitors enjoy what Lake Gillawarna has to offer each year, so it’s important we invest in this project,” Mr Colley said.

“We are committed to providing our community with the best recreational facilities and will continue to work hard in leading the way in environment protection and sustainability.”

The project comprises:

  • The planting of 13,000 individual native plants;

  • Creation of 1,500m2 of garden beds;

  • Creation of a 2,000m2 aquatic wetland;

  • Restoration of 700 metres of lake edge, using sandstone;

  • Construction of a viewing and seating area; and

  • The removal of weeds located around the lake and island.

For more information, contact Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Michael Kirk, on 9707 9000 or michael.kirk@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

​Council will be holding an information session on Tuesday 10 January at Lake Gillawarna (near the pedestrian overpass) from 10am-noon.

The project will commence next month and be completed mid-year. It follows the successful completion of stage one, at the southern end of the lake, in 2013.


 9/02/2017 1:21 PM