Work continues on the much-maligned $31 million Campbelltown Billabong Parklands following the appointment of the main works contractor.

Landscape Solutions will lead the construction of the landscape and buildings that will surround the centrepiece pools as well as construct the entrance building, plant room, storage facilities and shade huts.

A connected network of pathways and seating surrounded by tree plantings and open spaces will ensure visitors have easy access to the three main pools within the Parklands. Approximately 350 trees will be planted across the Parklands to provide future shade.

Campbelltown’s Mayor George Greiss is looking forward to seeing the excitement grow in the community as people start to see the final layout of the parklands.

“This is an exciting milestone for the Campbelltown Billabong Parklands project as work gets underway to build the amenities and landscape features that will make the parklands an iconic destination for the region alongside the stunning pools and streams,” Cr Greiss said.

“The carefully designed landscape will ensure the Billabong pools are accessible to everyone and people will be able enjoy a premium location to swim, hang out with friends or family or go for a walk during the day.”

The next stage of the project will see the appointment of a contractor to deliver the stunning public art pieces designed around the theme of the Dharawal National Park and Georges River in consultation with the region’s First Nations community.

The 4ha Campbelltown Billabong Parklands features the 2-metre deep main Billabong pool, a children’s pool and splash play area connected by a series of streams between.

This project was funded under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is part of the Western Sydney City Deal (WSCD) between the Australian and NSW governments, and the eight local Councils of the Western Parkland City.

An additional $4 million funding for gateway areas around the site has been provided by the NSW Government’s Public Spaces Legacy Fund.