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Background

Wiley Park is an oasis from noise and busy-ness in the urban suburb of Wiley Park.

We’ve listened to the community who said they want the ponds restored and the play space upgraded at Wiley Park. Currently at the park, the community park can use:

  • play equipment;
  • an outdoor gym;
  • a multi-purpose performance building and amphitheatre;
  • toilets;
  • parking;
  • picnic areas and shelters;
  • ornamental ponds and cascades;
  • open grass areas;
  • gardens; and
  • a remnant forest.

Pond restoration

There are two connected ponds in Wiley Park: an upper and lower pond. We’re making changes to the lower pond to make it healthier and safer.

The restoration will reduce toxic blue-algae blooms, improve water quality, and safety. The pond is important to 12 species of birds and is home to turtles, eels, fish, insects and invertebrates.

Award-winning firm Turf Design Studio and Civille will design the pond. Construction is expected to commence in 2022.

Funding for work on the lower pond has been secured. Design works for the upper pond will be completed when there is funding for this to happen.

Play space

We’ve started designing a new play space for Wiley Park to replace the existing play equipment near the Edge Street entry.

There’s nothing like playing in the park to make you feel good, make friends and get exercise.

Spending time outdoors helps your creativity, problem solving and cooperation no matter how young or old you are.

The new play space will have a landmark “adventure play” facility among the trees in a new location.

The play space will be one of the best play spaces in the City (Level 1*) for long-stay visits. It will also have:

  • play features for all abilities;
  • shade;
  • seating;
  • new barbecues;
  • bubblers;
  • a “kick-about” space using ‘The Field’; and
  • relocated parking further west to accommodate the play space further away from the ponds and improve safety.

Funded by the Stronger Communities grant, we’re currently selecting a consultant team to commence design work for the play space project.

**CBCity Playgrounds and Play Spaces Strategic Plan (2018)

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Stage 1

    Completed site analysis and community engagement: August - September 2018 

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Stage 2

    Completed Wiley Park community consultation: November - December 2018

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Stage 3

    Wiley Park Masterplan Consultation: May 2019
    The final report was adopted by Council on 25 June 2019. Minutes for this Council meeting can be viewed here.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Wiley Park Ponds Concept Design

    Closed for comments

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Construction Tender

    The Project Team are developing a design package for construction in 2022.

Who's listening

Emily Forrest

Emily Forrest

Principal Design Manager City Transformation

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 02 9707 9827

Email: haveyoursay@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Sue-Anne Fulton

Sue-Anne Fulton

City Transformation

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 02 9707 5529

Email: haveyoursay@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Jasmine Kerameas

Jasmine Kerameas

Community Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 5467

Email: haveyoursay@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

CBCity 2028 Destinations

Here's how this projects helps to deliver our Community Strategic Plan.
Clean and Green

Clean and Green

A clean and sustainable city with healthy waterways and natural areas.

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Healthy and Active

Healthy and Active

A motivated city that nurtures healthy minds and bodies.

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CBCity acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land, the Darug and the Eora peoples. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Contact us

Our friendly Customer Service Call Centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm to assist with all enquiries.

Phone 9707 9000
Email haveyoursay@cbcity.nsw.gov.au
Website www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/