Wentworth Falls Lake Park upgrades

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Plan of Management and Masterplan now on exhibition

The purpose of these documents being on public exhibition now is to allow for further community feedback before these plans are finalised and then implemented. You may have seen a previous version of the Plan of Management and Masterplan, so we encourage you to look over this updated version and let us know if the amendments meet your needs.

Your input on these documents is very valuable to us and will be reviewed prior to the documents being adopted.

The draft Plan of Management and draft Masterplan for Wentworth Falls Lake Park are now on public exhibition. We welcome your submissions and input on these documents until COB Monday 24 May, please use this form.


Stay informed - to be advised when draft plans are available, and new rounds of community consultation are happening, click ‘Subscribe’ in the Stay informed box to the right.

Plan of Management and Masterplan now on exhibition

The purpose of these documents being on public exhibition now is to allow for further community feedback before these plans are finalised and then implemented. You may have seen a previous version of the Plan of Management and Masterplan, so we encourage you to look over this updated version and let us know if the amendments meet your needs.

Your input on these documents is very valuable to us and will be reviewed prior to the documents being adopted.

The draft Plan of Management and draft Masterplan for Wentworth Falls Lake Park are now on public exhibition. We welcome your submissions and input on these documents until COB Monday 24 May, please use this form.


Stay informed - to be advised when draft plans are available, and new rounds of community consultation are happening, click ‘Subscribe’ in the Stay informed box to the right.

  • How to make a submission on the draft plans

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    12 Apr 2021

    Use the submission form here.

    You can view the draft documents by clicking on the links here or going to the document library.

  • What is a Masterplan?

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    12 Apr 2021

    A Masterplan is a more detailed plan that guides future design to improve function and access, facilitate social activity and amenity for residents and visitors while recognising, respecting and enhancing the existing character. Masterplans must be endorsed by Council.

    The Masterplan for Wentworth Falls Lake Reserve considers upgrades such as a new, accessible walkway over the dam wall, improvements to the dam wall to support that walkway, a new, accessible viewing platform, a community kick-about space, additional picnic facilities and a new multi-purpose shelter.

  • What is a Plan of Management?

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    12 Apr 2021

    A Plan of Management is a legal document to guide how the park will be managed. The POM divides the park into high level management zones (categories) reflecting their current use. Each zone will be managed for a different purpose; bushland, picnic areas or waterways. It establishes permissible uses, developments and the level of maintenance of the land. These plans must be endorsed by Crowns Land and Council.

    The changes permitted by the Plan of Management will enhance the space and the way the community uses it making it easier to get around, and protect the environmental values that make it so special.

  • Wentworth Falls Lake Park is getting a number of improvements, thanks to Blue Mountains City Council and grant funding

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    12 Apr 2021

    Everyone Can Play

    Final Design for Replacement Play Space

    Thanks to the more than four hundred people that responded to our survey in December and January, we now have the final design for the replacement play space. Council secured $200 000 through the ‘Everyone Can Play’ grant which will top up Council’s contribution of $400 000 to make this place space happen.

    It will be a fun, adventurous and fully fenced area suited to its district park status. There will be equipment from both options that went on display before Christmas, including a climbing tower, lots of swings, a giant slide and incorporating inclusive elements across the whole play space.

    Construction to commence in March 2021.

    Read more detail about the final design of the play space in the News feed below, plus you can download the design images on the right

  • Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program

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    12 Apr 2021

    This proposal includes an accessible walkway over the dam wall, improvements to the dam wall to support that walkway, a new accessible viewing platform and a new multi-purpose shelter.

    The project will be funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD). The WSCD is a 20 year-agreement between the Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.

  • Play Space Final Design

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    19 Feb 2021

    Thanks to the hundreds of people that responded to our survey, we now have the final design for the replacement play space which will include:

    • Sky climbing tower with a large tunnel slide.
    • Double slide coming off an elevated platform which connects to the Sky Climber via rope climbing access.
    • Triple bay swing set with infant seat, 2 x traditional sash swings, small nest swing and inclusive boat seat under a shade sail.
    • Bushwood balance trails and climbing nets.
    • Inclusive colourful carousel.
    • Sensory equipment such as infinity mirror, musical instruments and tactile interactive tunnel.
    • A communication board which is a helpful tool that uses symbols and images instead of words to help kids and their carers communicate.
    • Fully accessible timber decking with seating, under the tree canopy facing out toward the lake.
    • There will be areas for quiet play and downtime.
    • The soft fall will be an earthy colour.
    • Fencing around the perimeter of the play space.
    • More than 25 trees planted throughout the Wentworth Falls Lake landscape.

    To see the designs please click here

    Construction to commence in early March 2021.

    Council secured $200 000 through the ‘Everyone Can Play’ grant which will top up Council’s contribution of $400 000 to make this happen.

  • Play Space Reopened

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    04 Feb 2021

    The temporary soft fall patching at the kids' play space is complete and the play space reopened!

    Due to consistent rain in recent weeks, the soft fall had deteriorated quickly so a temporary fence was installed while works were undertaken to make it safe again. We will continue to monitor until the new play space is ready.

    We are currently fine tuning the designs for the new play space in this area after receiving some great feedback from the community in December and January. We look forward to sharing these with you later this month!

    The new playground is to be built in the coming months.

  • Temporary Closure

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    02 Feb 2021

    Due to consistent rain in recent weeks, the soft fall at the kids' play space at Wentworth Falls Lake has deteriorated quickly. A temporary fence has been put in place, while works are undertaken this week to make it safe again.

    Soft fall patching will be laid as soon as possible. It will need time to dry, and this is expected to take only a few days (depending on the weather).

    We are currently fine tuning the designs for the new play space in this area after receiving some great feedback from the community in December and January. We look forward to sharing these with you later this month!

    The new playground is to be built in the coming months.

  • Replacement Play Space Survey

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    11 Dec 2020

    Choose your play space!

    Council has secured funding through the 'Everyone Can Play' Grant to replace the senior play space near the toilets. The junior pirate-ship play space will remain, as it is still in good condition.

    We need you to choose your preferred option for the play space, through our survey. Both options have a nature-based style with many adventurous and inclusive elements. Let us know which option you prefer and there is some scope for mix and match, so you can also let us know which are your favourite pieces.

    View Design Option 1

    • Climbing tower and cargo nets between platforms
    • Giant nest swing and pair of traditional swings
    • Slide off platform
    • Shaded decking under trees
    • Tunnel

    View Design Option 2

    • Climbing tower and climbing trail
    • Triple bay swing set with a variety of 6 swings
    • Slide off climbing tower and double slide off gazebo
    • Shade sail over swing set and sensory elements
    • Bungalow style cubby house

    You can also view the Comparison Table to see what elements are common to both options. For more information about what an Inclusive Play Space is, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

    You can also download the colouring in sheet for the kids!

    The final design will take into account your preferences as well as being within the capacity of the allocated funding.

    The survey is open from 11 December 2020 to 17 January 2021.

    Don’t miss the chance to have your say at this popular location!

  • 'Everyone Can Play' Play Space

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    17 Nov 2020

    A replacement play space is coming soon!

    Council has secured funding through the 'Everyone Can Play' Grant to replace the senior play space near the toilets. The junior pirate-ship play space will remain as it is still in good condition.

    We are currently working on new inclusive play space designs that we will share with you in the coming weeks.

    This funding is separate to the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability grant that is funding other improvements at Wentworth Falls Lake.