Lawson Parklands

(formerly Lawson Crown Lands Masterplan)


Please review and comment on the Lawson Parklands concepts through the feedback form below (scroll down) or by clicking here. Feedback will be accepted until Friday 20 December.


Work has commenced on the detailed design of the Lawson Crown Land Masterplan Stage 1 facilities that include:

  • Increased riparian buffer planting along the boundary of what was the former golf course
  • Improved pedestrian access to surrounding streets and bush trails, and to the town centre
  • Improved detention pond for water quality to Lawson Creek, and associated play and picnic facilities
  • Loop walking/bike path and arboretum, accessible where possible with rest facilities
  • A larger fenced dog off-leash area with seating and a variety of spaces.

The implementation of the Stage 1 facilities is one of the projects co-funded by the three levels of government under Round One of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, as part of the Western City Deal.

Public involvement in the preliminary stages of the detailed design will help to get the details right and ensure the parklands deliver the bushland restoration work and recreation areas envisaged by the public during preparation of the masterplan.

The public is invited to come to the drop in sessions on 23 and 30 November to talk to the design consultants, and review and comment on the designs for the Lawson Parklands.

(formerly Lawson Crown Lands Masterplan)


Please review and comment on the Lawson Parklands concepts through the feedback form below (scroll down) or by clicking here. Feedback will be accepted until Friday 20 December.


Work has commenced on the detailed design of the Lawson Crown Land Masterplan Stage 1 facilities that include:

  • Increased riparian buffer planting along the boundary of what was the former golf course
  • Improved pedestrian access to surrounding streets and bush trails, and to the town centre
  • Improved detention pond for water quality to Lawson Creek, and associated play and picnic facilities
  • Loop walking/bike path and arboretum, accessible where possible with rest facilities
  • A larger fenced dog off-leash area with seating and a variety of spaces.

The implementation of the Stage 1 facilities is one of the projects co-funded by the three levels of government under Round One of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, as part of the Western City Deal.

Public involvement in the preliminary stages of the detailed design will help to get the details right and ensure the parklands deliver the bushland restoration work and recreation areas envisaged by the public during preparation of the masterplan.

The public is invited to come to the drop in sessions on 23 and 30 November to talk to the design consultants, and review and comment on the designs for the Lawson Parklands.

  • Community drop in sessions - November 2019

    29 days ago

    Join us for a community drop in session where you can review and comment on the Lawson Parklands, including the new shared walking area and bike path, the larger fenced dog off-leash area and other improvements.

    • Saturday 23 November Lawson Mechanics Institute, 284 Great Western Highway, 1-4pm

    • Saturday 30 November Mavis Wood Hall, Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, 7 New Street, Lawson, 1-4pm
    Can’t make a community drop in session?

    You will be able to review and comment on the Lawson Parklands concepts through a feedback form which will be available from Saturday 23 November right here on this page.

    Join us for a community drop in session where you can review and comment on the Lawson Parklands, including the new shared walking area and bike path, the larger fenced dog off-leash area and other improvements.

    • Saturday 23 November Lawson Mechanics Institute, 284 Great Western Highway, 1-4pm

    • Saturday 30 November Mavis Wood Hall, Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, 7 New Street, Lawson, 1-4pm
    Can’t make a community drop in session?

    You will be able to review and comment on the Lawson Parklands concepts through a feedback form which will be available from Saturday 23 November right here on this page.

  • Implementation of the Masterplan

    29 days ago

    Council adopted the Lawson Crown Lands Masterplan on 25 June 2019 and is proceeding with the detailed design of the Stage One facilities that include:

    • Increased riparian buffer planting along the boundary of what was the former golf course
    • Improved pedestrian access to surrounding streets and bush trails, and to the town centre
    • Improved detention pond for water quality to Lawson Creek, and associated play and picnic areas
    • Circular walking path and arboretum, accessible where possible with rest facilities
    • A fenced dog off-leash area with seating and a variety of spaces.

    The masterplan was developed with extensive community consultation and supports achievement of our community strategic objective creating vibrant places for people to live, work and play. The draft masterplan was publicly exhibited from Wednesday 6 March to Thursday 4 April 2019 and submissions received up until COB 18 April 2019.

    You can access the final masterplan and supporting documents are available in the document library.

    Please note the masterplan is conceptual and does not represent a development proposal or development options.

    Construction of Stage One is subject to detailed design and further public consultation. Stage Two is subject to further investigation on the need for sporting facilities, amenity and environmental matters.

    Council adopted the Lawson Crown Lands Masterplan on 25 June 2019 and is proceeding with the detailed design of the Stage One facilities that include:

    • Increased riparian buffer planting along the boundary of what was the former golf course
    • Improved pedestrian access to surrounding streets and bush trails, and to the town centre
    • Improved detention pond for water quality to Lawson Creek, and associated play and picnic areas
    • Circular walking path and arboretum, accessible where possible with rest facilities
    • A fenced dog off-leash area with seating and a variety of spaces.

    The masterplan was developed with extensive community consultation and supports achievement of our community strategic objective creating vibrant places for people to live, work and play. The draft masterplan was publicly exhibited from Wednesday 6 March to Thursday 4 April 2019 and submissions received up until COB 18 April 2019.

    You can access the final masterplan and supporting documents are available in the document library.

    Please note the masterplan is conceptual and does not represent a development proposal or development options.

    Construction of Stage One is subject to detailed design and further public consultation. Stage Two is subject to further investigation on the need for sporting facilities, amenity and environmental matters.

  • Dogs in bushland areas

    9 months ago

    Council acknowledges that the safety of dogs in the proposed dog off-leash area is of interest to dog owners, particularly in relation to the amount of treed versus grassed space, and the potential for snakes. Council will consider all feedback on the draft masterplan and attempt to address concerns raised by dog owners in the detailed design process which will follow the masterplanning process. The detailed designs of facilities that are proposed in Stage 1 of the draft masterplan will be placed on public exhibition in the future for further public comment.

    Council acknowledges that the safety of dogs in the proposed dog off-leash area is of interest to dog owners, particularly in relation to the amount of treed versus grassed space, and the potential for snakes. Council will consider all feedback on the draft masterplan and attempt to address concerns raised by dog owners in the detailed design process which will follow the masterplanning process. The detailed designs of facilities that are proposed in Stage 1 of the draft masterplan will be placed on public exhibition in the future for further public comment.

  • Encouraging start to exhibition of draft masterplan

    9 months ago

    The public exhibition of the draft masterplan is underway with significant community interest. Initial responses are positive with a high level of support for improved pedestrian pathways and retention of existing sports facilities, while support for fencing the dog off-leash area is mixed. Residents are encouraged to view the information in the Library and provide feedback via Submission Form.



    The public exhibition of the draft masterplan is underway with significant community interest. Initial responses are positive with a high level of support for improved pedestrian pathways and retention of existing sports facilities, while support for fencing the dog off-leash area is mixed. Residents are encouraged to view the information in the Library and provide feedback via Submission Form.