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Goondah Reserve is located in Bura / Bass Hill Ward and bordered by Coolalie, Goondah, Kungala and Yunga Burra Streets in Villawood. The Reserve is home to a range of recreational facilities and Council has begun planning an exciting upgrade of the site.

In February 2024, the Wran Leisure and Aquatic Centre will close with decommissioning and remediation of the site expected to take place from March 2024 to June 2024. With this comes an opportunity to create an attractive, engaging and inclusive space for everyone to enjoy.

Construction of the new community centre in Villawood at Thurina Park is now expected to commence mid-2024.

This Proposal

We are very excited to launch the initial community consultation associated with the renewal of Goondah Reserve, Villawood which will transform the site into a modern open space recreational area for all the family to visit and enjoy.

The design and scope of the playground is guided by our Playground and Play Spaces Strategic Plan and Goondah Reserve will be home to a new Play Level 1 - Destination playground. This is the highest level of playground and equipment Council provides; nearby examples of Play Level 1 playgrounds include:

We are now seeking community comments/feedback to help us better understand the types of play elements and park infrastructure you would like to see incorporated into the concept design for Goondah Reserve, Villawood. The development of the concept design is expected to commence in early 2024.

The following map illustrates recent playground and play space upgrades that have been delivered through the plan.

Play space examples

Talk to the team

If you would like to speak with a project officer, community information sessions will be hosted on:


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Playground Upgrade: Stage 1 – Ideas Gathering

    Friday 17 November 2023 - Monday 4 December 2023

    This consultation is open for contributions.

  • Timeline item 2 - active


    Monday 4 December 2023 05:00 pm

    Contributions to this exhibition are closed, reviewed and reported back to the project team.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Playground Upgrade: Stage 2 Consulting on the Concept Design

    Mar – Apr 2024: Consultation and exhibition of concept design/s options

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Concept design finalised

    Mid 2024

Who's listening

If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please contact the Council officers listed below.

In writing

By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, CEO, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885



Senior Architectural Project Manager - WestInvest

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 9222



Community Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 9578

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