Wentworth Falls Lake Precinct upgrades

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Wentworth Falls Lake Precinct Upgrade - Sinclair Crescent Active Transport Link update

16 July 2024

Work on the first stage of upgrades at Wentworth Falls Lake is in full sail with another section of the shared path along Sinclair Crescent almost complete.

On Friday 19 July sandstone edging will be installed along the path (weather permitting). ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š ๐จ๐ง๐ž-๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ž ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ข๐ซ ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐š, ๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐Ÿ•๐š๐ฆ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ‘.๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ. Traffic controllers will be on-site to reduce disruption.

Other parts of the upgrade project at the lake are also moving ahead:

  • The main steel structure for the accessible walkway and viewing platform (pictured) is being constructed with the steel posts and beams already installed.
  • Concreting of the accessible walk to Waratah Road has been finished and handrails are currently being installed. This will be followed by electrostatic painting – which is weather and temperature dependent.

Both of the above upgrades are scheduled for completion at the end of August (weather permitting).


Wentworth Falls Lake Precinct Upgrade - Project update

16 May 2025

Construction on the first stage of upgrades at Wentworth Falls Lake Precinct is progressing well and work to deliver a section of the shared path (Active Transport Link) along Sinclair Crescent is set to start. Below is an update on Stage 1 of the project.

Upgrades to the shared path along Sinclair Crescent:

Construction work on a new section of the shared path (Active Transport Link) along Sinclair Crescent, parallel to Wentworth Falls Lake, will start on Monday, 20 May 2024.

This is an important piece of work that will continue the shared path along Sinclair Crescent and provide increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

Construction of the shared path will be undertaken in stages. Please see the map below.

At times, construction will require one lane of Sinclair Crescent to be closed along the work area. Traffic controls will be used to help minimise disruption during these times.

The previous length of shared path running along Sinclair Crescent (to the west of the lake precinct) was completed in 2022.

Work on this new section of the path is expected to be completed in July 2024 (weather permitting).

Above: location map for shared path construction, Sinclair Crescent.

Accessible Pedestrian Walkway and Viewing Platform:

The complex work to build the new accessible pedestrian walkway and viewing platform, along the eastern edge of the lake, is well progressed and has involved materials being transferred to the construction area via barge, from the boat ramp.

The steel components of the raised pedestrian walkway and viewing platform are currently being fabricated off-site and are anticipated to arrive on site in late May/early June. To provide the necessary support for the walkway and viewing platform, the drilling and installation of 15 concrete piers has now been completed.

Environmental protection has been front of mind since construction work started and is actively being monitored as the work continues.

Currently, construction of the accessible pedestrian walkway and viewing platform is scheduled for completion in August 2024 (weather permitting).

Accessible Walkway to Waratah Road and Waratah Road carpark:

Construction of the accessible pathway that will link the accessible pedestrian walkway and viewing platform to Waratah Road and a new carpark is 50% completed. Currently, a handrail for the pathway is being manufactured off-site and two additional concrete pours for the pathway will occur during May and June.

Work on the new Waratah Road carpark is also scheduled to start in June.

As with all the lake precinct upgrade works, effective environmental controls have been put in place to reduce impact on adjacent vegetation while the work is completed, which is anticipated to be finished in August 2024 (weather permitting).

Above: 50% completed accessible pathway to Waratah Road.

Stage 2 Works - Dam, Spillway and Boat Ramp upgrades

The Request for Tender (RFT) for the dam, spillway and boat ramp upgrades at Wentworth Falls Lake is currently open and closes on Monday, 17 June.


Stage 1 Upgrade works to commence

19 February 2024

Construction on the first stage of upgrades at Wentworth Falls Lake Precinct has now commenced, providing key accessibility improvements for the community.

Stage 1 includes:

  • Construction of a new accessible walkway and viewing platform will run along the eastern edge of Wentworth Falls Lake.
  • Formalising the carpark on Waratah Road.

Impact on community access

Access along the eastern edge of the lake will be restricted throughout the project.

Stage 1 construction areas include:

  • There will be no community access to much of the east side of the lake. Initially, there will be no access to the spillway bridge and walking tracks to Waratah Road, including paths from Bellevue Rd, Apanie Ln/Lake St. However, during the first stage of construction, visitors will still be able to walk along the dam wall up to the closed spillway. When work on the dam and spillway commences, the dam wall walk will also need to close.
  • The boat ramp area will be inaccessible, as it is a designated site compound and construction material will be transported across the water.
  • The Waratah Road carpark will be inaccessible as this will also serve as a construction compound, before work is done to seal the area, providing four parking spaces (including one accessible space) and link it to the accessible walking path.

These areas will also need to remain closed for work to take place on the dam and spillway, which is anticipated to commence in mid to late 2024.

As works progress, areas may be progressively reopened to the community.

Further information about the upgrades is available in the information sheets below or in the document library to the right of the page.

A map showing the Stage 1 work area is available here.

Read the media release about the start of construction here.


Community Information Sessions

The Community Consultation Outcomes report is available here.

Thank you to everyone who came along to one of our community information sessions in November 2023.

The information and design materials that were presented and discussed at the events are available below:


We are preparing for the exciting next stage of the Wentworth Falls Lake Precinct upgrade.

Council has been working to carefully enhance the upgrade plans for Wentworth Falls Lake, in order to deliver an expanded package of works that best support the community’s vision for this iconic recreational precinct:

  • Dam upgrades: upgrade of the spillways, upstream dam wall and weir infrastructure to improve control of water levels for fire protection and community resilience. An upgraded boat ramp, landscaping and staging area for emergency vehicles will also be delivered.
  • Accessible walkway and viewing platform: a new pedestrian bridge and viewing platform, and improvements to how visitors access the northern edge of the lake to Waratah Road.
  • Precinct walk: a walk around the lake and a link to Waratah Road.
  • Carparks: new carparks on Sinclair Crescent and Waratah Road.
  • Plus upgraded precinct seating, shelters and BBQ facilities.

Council is now positioned to deliver the best outcome for the community through a broad package of upgrades that not only enhance how the lake and its surroundings can be experienced, but provide increased protections from future flood and fire events.

More information is available the News Feed below and a series of Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the right of this page.


Stay informed with updates on this project - click ‘Subscribe’ in the Stay informed box to the right.

Wentworth Falls Lake Precinct Upgrade - Sinclair Crescent Active Transport Link update

16 July 2024

Work on the first stage of upgrades at Wentworth Falls Lake is in full sail with another section of the shared path along Sinclair Crescent almost complete.

On Friday 19 July sandstone edging will be installed along the path (weather permitting). ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š ๐จ๐ง๐ž-๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ž ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ข๐ซ ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐š, ๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐Ÿ•๐š๐ฆ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ‘.๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ. Traffic controllers will be on-site to reduce disruption.

Other parts of the upgrade project at the lake are also moving ahead:

  • The main steel structure for the accessible walkway and viewing platform (pictured) is being constructed with the steel posts and beams already installed.
  • Concreting of the accessible walk to Waratah Road has been finished and handrails are currently being installed. This will be followed by electrostatic painting – which is weather and temperature dependent.

Both of the above upgrades are scheduled for completion at the end of August (weather permitting).


Wentworth Falls Lake Precinct Upgrade - Project update

16 May 2025

Construction on the first stage of upgrades at Wentworth Falls Lake Precinct is progressing well and work to deliver a section of the shared path (Active Transport Link) along Sinclair Crescent is set to start. Below is an update on Stage 1 of the project.

Upgrades to the shared path along Sinclair Crescent:

Construction work on a new section of the shared path (Active Transport Link) along Sinclair Crescent, parallel to Wentworth Falls Lake, will start on Monday, 20 May 2024.

This is an important piece of work that will continue the shared path along Sinclair Crescent and provide increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

Construction of the shared path will be undertaken in stages. Please see the map below.

At times, construction will require one lane of Sinclair Crescent to be closed along the work area. Traffic controls will be used to help minimise disruption during these times.

The previous length of shared path running along Sinclair Crescent (to the west of the lake precinct) was completed in 2022.

Work on this new section of the path is expected to be completed in July 2024 (weather permitting).

Above: location map for shared path construction, Sinclair Crescent.

Accessible Pedestrian Walkway and Viewing Platform:

The complex work to build the new accessible pedestrian walkway and viewing platform, along the eastern edge of the lake, is well progressed and has involved materials being transferred to the construction area via barge, from the boat ramp.

The steel components of the raised pedestrian walkway and viewing platform are currently being fabricated off-site and are anticipated to arrive on site in late May/early June. To provide the necessary support for the walkway and viewing platform, the drilling and installation of 15 concrete piers has now been completed.

Environmental protection has been front of mind since construction work started and is actively being monitored as the work continues.

Currently, construction of the accessible pedestrian walkway and viewing platform is scheduled for completion in August 2024 (weather permitting).

Accessible Walkway to Waratah Road and Waratah Road carpark:

Construction of the accessible pathway that will link the accessible pedestrian walkway and viewing platform to Waratah Road and a new carpark is 50% completed. Currently, a handrail for the pathway is being manufactured off-site and two additional concrete pours for the pathway will occur during May and June.

Work on the new Waratah Road carpark is also scheduled to start in June.

As with all the lake precinct upgrade works, effective environmental controls have been put in place to reduce impact on adjacent vegetation while the work is completed, which is anticipated to be finished in August 2024 (weather permitting).

Above: 50% completed accessible pathway to Waratah Road.

Stage 2 Works - Dam, Spillway and Boat Ramp upgrades

The Request for Tender (RFT) for the dam, spillway and boat ramp upgrades at Wentworth Falls Lake is currently open and closes on Monday, 17 June.


Stage 1 Upgrade works to commence

19 February 2024

Construction on the first stage of upgrades at Wentworth Falls Lake Precinct has now commenced, providing key accessibility improvements for the community.

Stage 1 includes:

  • Construction of a new accessible walkway and viewing platform will run along the eastern edge of Wentworth Falls Lake.
  • Formalising the carpark on Waratah Road.

Impact on community access

Access along the eastern edge of the lake will be restricted throughout the project.

Stage 1 construction areas include:

  • There will be no community access to much of the east side of the lake. Initially, there will be no access to the spillway bridge and walking tracks to Waratah Road, including paths from Bellevue Rd, Apanie Ln/Lake St. However, during the first stage of construction, visitors will still be able to walk along the dam wall up to the closed spillway. When work on the dam and spillway commences, the dam wall walk will also need to close.
  • The boat ramp area will be inaccessible, as it is a designated site compound and construction material will be transported across the water.
  • The Waratah Road carpark will be inaccessible as this will also serve as a construction compound, before work is done to seal the area, providing four parking spaces (including one accessible space) and link it to the accessible walking path.

These areas will also need to remain closed for work to take place on the dam and spillway, which is anticipated to commence in mid to late 2024.

As works progress, areas may be progressively reopened to the community.

Further information about the upgrades is available in the information sheets below or in the document library to the right of the page.

A map showing the Stage 1 work area is available here.

Read the media release about the start of construction here.


Community Information Sessions

The Community Consultation Outcomes report is available here.

Thank you to everyone who came along to one of our community information sessions in November 2023.

The information and design materials that were presented and discussed at the events are available below:


We are preparing for the exciting next stage of the Wentworth Falls Lake Precinct upgrade.

Council has been working to carefully enhance the upgrade plans for Wentworth Falls Lake, in order to deliver an expanded package of works that best support the community’s vision for this iconic recreational precinct:

  • Dam upgrades: upgrade of the spillways, upstream dam wall and weir infrastructure to improve control of water levels for fire protection and community resilience. An upgraded boat ramp, landscaping and staging area for emergency vehicles will also be delivered.
  • Accessible walkway and viewing platform: a new pedestrian bridge and viewing platform, and improvements to how visitors access the northern edge of the lake to Waratah Road.
  • Precinct walk: a walk around the lake and a link to Waratah Road.
  • Carparks: new carparks on Sinclair Crescent and Waratah Road.
  • Plus upgraded precinct seating, shelters and BBQ facilities.

Council is now positioned to deliver the best outcome for the community through a broad package of upgrades that not only enhance how the lake and its surroundings can be experienced, but provide increased protections from future flood and fire events.

More information is available the News Feed below and a series of Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the right of this page.


Stay informed with updates on this project - click ‘Subscribe’ in the Stay informed box to the right.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Let us know what you think of the new bridge design by taking part in this brief survey by Monday 7 March 2022. Choose an emoji and let us know why you feel that way in the comments section.

    The bridge, around two metres wide and spanning approximately 56 metres, will deliver an impressive and enhanced viewing experience of the lake for locals and visitors.

    Click here or on the image to view a larger version.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This form allows you to make a submission on the draft Plan of Management and draft Masterplan for Wentworth Falls Lake Reserve.

    Your submission must be received by Monday 24 May, 2021.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thanks for taking the time to complete the survey about the replacement play space for Wentworth Falls Lake. 

    Both options have a nature based style with many adventurous and inclusive elements. We would like to know which option you prefer. 

    There is also some scope for mix and match on the feature pieces. 

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

    Please review Option 1, Option 2 and the Comparison Table before completing the survey.

    Closing: 5pm on SUNDAY 17 January 2021


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We have already had some great input into the Wentworth Falls Lake Masterplan earlier this year.

    We have drafted an early stage preliminary version of this document, which you can view here. You may find the Site Analysis and Design Strategies documents useful reading as well.

    *Please view the preliminary Masterplan before completing this survey*

    As we are still working on the Plan of Management and designs for the accessible walkway, we will speak to you later in the year about that. 

    This survey closes on Sunday 12 July. 

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    There are currently two playgrounds at Wentworth Falls Lake - the junior pirate ship playground closer to the dam wall and the older childrenโ€™s playground near the new toilets.

    Funding has been found through the โ€˜Everyone Can Playโ€™ grant to assist Council in upgrading the older childrenโ€™s playground. 

    What we would like to know, is what type of new playground you think would fit in well at Wentworth Falls Lake.

    Further input will be sought as we progress the design.

    This survey closes on Sunday 12 July.

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  • This survey is now closed, please register for updates on how the project is progressing
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