Wentworth Falls Lake Park upgrades

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

Everyone Can Play

A replacement play space is coming! The older play area at Wentworth Falls Lake Park (west of the pirate ship) is 22 years old, so it’s time for an update. Given it is a very popular location and needs to be replaced with a similar sized play space, Council secured $200 000 through the ‘Everyone Can Play’ grant which will top up Council’s contribution of $400 000. We want you to choose your preferred option, through our survey. Both options available have a nature-based style, with adventurous and inclusive elements for over 7 year olds.

The survey finished on Sunday 17 January 2021 and we will update this page once all the feedback has been considered and the final design is complete. You can still view Design Option 1, Design Option 2, Comparison Table and download our colouring in sheet for the kids!

Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program

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.

Plan of Management and Masterplan

We are also continuing to draft a Plan of Management and Masterplan for Wentworth Falls Lake Park after community consultation throughout 2020. We still need your help to shape these documents and look forward to showing you how these plans are coming along, in 2021.


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.

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

Everyone Can Play

A replacement play space is coming! The older play area at Wentworth Falls Lake Park (west of the pirate ship) is 22 years old, so it’s time for an update. Given it is a very popular location and needs to be replaced with a similar sized play space, Council secured $200 000 through the ‘Everyone Can Play’ grant which will top up Council’s contribution of $400 000. We want you to choose your preferred option, through our survey. Both options available have a nature-based style, with adventurous and inclusive elements for over 7 year olds.

The survey finished on Sunday 17 January 2021 and we will update this page once all the feedback has been considered and the final design is complete. You can still view Design Option 1, Design Option 2, Comparison Table and download our colouring in sheet for the kids!

Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program

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.

Plan of Management and Masterplan

We are also continuing to draft a Plan of Management and Masterplan for Wentworth Falls Lake Park after community consultation throughout 2020. We still need your help to shape these documents and look forward to showing you how these plans are coming along, in 2021.


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.

Consultation has concluded
  • 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.

  • Next stage of community consultation!

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    26 Jun 2020

    We are currently seeking feedback on the early stage preliminary Masterplan and your thoughts on replacing the playground.

    When viewing the Masterplan, you may find the Site Analysis and Design Strategies useful reading as well.

    We are still working on other documents including a Plan of Management which will be formally exhibited later in the year along with the final draft Masterplan.

    To find out what a Plan of Management and Masterplan is, please click here to our Frequently Asked Questions.

    Developing Plans of Management, and finalising designs is a long process. Council is required to follow certain steps, and get approvals from other Government departments along the way. This can take some time to complete.

    We are also looking into the safety of the dam wall as part of the design for the new accessible walkway and we will let you know when we have more information.

  • Will there be an improvement to the playground?

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    26 Jun 2020

    Yes, while works on the playgrounds are not included in the City Deal Liveability grant, additional funding has been found through the ‘Everyone Can Play’ grant to replace the old equipment located near the new toilets.

    The pirate ship playground is still in good condition so it will be left as it currently is. We would like to know what type of replacement playground would be best for Wentworth Falls Lake.

  • Share your ideas as images

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    02 Apr 2020

    As we can’t meet with you on site to talk about what you and love, and your ideas for Wentworth Falls Lake Park, we’re asking you to let us know by sharing photos on Instagram. You can share photos showing something you love about Wentworth Falls Lake Park, or an idea you have for the future, or both! Make sure you use the right hashtags, so we can include your ideas and feedback

    • Sharing what you love? Use #ilovewentworthfallslake
    • Sharing an idea for the future? Use #wentworthfallslake and #myidea
  • Wentworth Falls Lake Dam

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    20 Mar 2020

    Council is undertaking a comprehensive review of the Wentworth Falls Lake Dam.

    It is a legislative requirement and also in line with the proposed improvements for the accessible walkway over the dam wall.

    The dam wall will be closed to the public at various times over March and April while investigations are undertaken.


  • Wentworth Falls Lake Park: A district park

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    11 Mar 2020

    Council manages 105 parks and 56 formal playgrounds across the Blue Mountains.

    Not every park and playground is the same. We have different kinds of parks and playgrounds, which people use differently, and need different equipment and management.

    Wentworth Falls Lake Park is one of four district parks in the Blue Mountains. District parks are large and high quality parks that cater to the needs of the broader Blue Mountains community. They offer a wider variety of activities and settings and are often the most popular parks and playgrounds.

    In addition to the different types and levels of parks, Council provides a range of different play types across our playgrounds and parks, to ensure there is something to suit children’s diverse needs and ages.

    Read more about our parks and playgrounds.

  • Are the proposals for the City Deal upgrade final?

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    11 Mar 2020

    No. These improvements are important and we want your help to shape the designs. Consulting with you will also help us identify other priorities for the Plan of Management, and all future works will reflect those priorities.

  • Is Council planning to drastically change Wentworth Falls Lake Park?

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    11 Mar 2020

    No. The City Deal upgrade, and 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. Our goal is to find out what you love about Wentworth Falls Lake Park, and improve the experience for all.