Campbelltown City Council has announced the appointment of a contractor for the construction of its Campbelltown Billabong Parklands project.
Campbelltown Mayor, George Brticevic said Crystal Pools would construct the iconic water play space and parkland area for the city.
“The Campbelltown Billabong Parklands promises to be an iconic destination for our city and a place where the next generation of families in Campbelltown will create fantastic memories,” Mayor Brticevic said.
“We’re delighted to welcome Crystal Pools on board to help bring this vision to life and be part of a one of a kind project for the Western City Parklands region.”
He said Crystal Pools was Australia’s longest operating pool constructions company and had extensive experience building large-scale aquatic facilities.
The company will help refine the final design for the project and deliver the construction of the pools and surrounding parklands, he said.
“I’m looking forward to the start of construction on the pools and seeing the centrepiece of this project take place over the coming months,” the Mayor said.
Features of the Billabong Parklands include a 2.0m deep lagoon, a children’s pool, and a zero-depth water play area with a range of interactive water elements, open spaces and native tree plantings.
The billabong parklands is funded by Council and the NSW State Government and Federal Government through the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Fund, with a total value of $31 million.
It is located on a 4ha site at the corner of The Parkway and Moore-Oxley Bypass, Bradbury and is expected to attract up to 500,000 visitors annually once opened.
The centrepiece of the attraction will be the approximately 1600m2 main billabong pool which is interconnected with a smaller children’s pool, cascades and streams and a zero-depth splash play area.
The project is expected to create about 80 construction jobs and more than 20 full-time jobs to support the ongoing maintenance and day to day operations of the Billabong Parklands.
Construction on the project is expected to be complete by late 2022.