The Campbelltown Billabong Parklands will open with a series of events over the June long weekend. At a blown out cost of just over $30 million and an annual operating cost of around $2 million, the project has finally come to fruition.

Mayor of Campbelltown George Greiss will inaugurate the park on Saturday, June 8, with community activities following on June 9 and 10. Winners of the random ballot draw will have exclusive access to the park during this weekend. The events include family-friendly activities, stage performances, food trucks, and giveaways.

“The Billabong Parklands is a significant investment in the future of Campbelltown and will be a meeting place in the heart of our city for friends and families to enjoy over many generations to come,” Dr Greiss said.

The park, funded by the Council, Australian Government, and NSW Government under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, features a 1600m² lagoon, children’s pool, splash play area, and extensive open spaces designed to reflect the natural environment of Dharawal National Park. The main pool will be open from September to May, while the surrounding parklands are accessible year-round.

Notable features include picnic shelters, barbeque facilities, a welcome artwork at the entrance, and a bridge with indigenous-themed artwork.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully said the NSW Government has invested $15 million in joint-funding with the Federal Government through the Western Parkland City Liveability Program to bring the Billabong Parklands project to life. The project received additional funding of $3.6 million for developing gateway areas around the site.

The Parklands are located at the corner of The Parkway and Moore-Oxley Bypass, Bradbury.

Mayor of Campbelltown George Greiss visits the Billabong Parklands