Lake Parramatta Swimming Area Upgrade – construction starts 29 April 2024

In December 2022, the Lake Parramatta Swimming Area draft concept plan was promoted on Participate Parramatta. The concept plan presented a vision for a safer and more accessible swimming area with a number of landscaping enhancements.

Responding to community feedback around environmental concerns and universal access, a refined design was presented to the community in 2023, with Council approving the revised concept in July 2023.

City of Parramatta is excited to announce construction work on the Lake Parramatta Swimming Upgrade will begin in late April, with the 19 week program expected to be completed in September 2024.

Key features of the upgrade include:

  • Construction of an underwater retaining wall to create a sand bed or ‘beach’ within the swim area.
  • Improved water access through construction of a formalised and gently sloping sandy beach, concrete footpaths and other accessibility features such as handrails and traction treatments for steps.
  • Installation of a formal lifeguard viewing platform providing improved sightlines over the swimming area for lifeguards.
  • new seating, shaded areas, landscaping, and bushland regeneration.

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Lake Parramatta Construction Program begins late-April 2024

Work on the Lake Parramatta Swimming Area Upgrade is scheduled to start the week commencing 29 April 2024 and will take approximately 19 weeks to complete. For safety, the swimming area and surrounds, including some walking tracks and the picnic areas, will be closed from late April to September 2024.
Areas will be fenced and signs will provide information on detours to open walking tracks.

Work will take place Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5pm and from 8am to 1pm on Saturday.

Subject to weather and site conditions, it is expected that work will be completed by September 2024 allowing Lake Parramatta to reopen for the 2024/25 swimming season. City of Parramatta will keep residents advised of progress via updates to its websites.

For after hours or urgent enquiries regarding the construction program at Lake Parramatta, please contact Bayden Tilley, Site Manager on 0431 005 221

Concept Plan - PDF version can be found in Resources 



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