It could be Sydney’s latest heatwave but today we’re dreaming of a chill day by the pool. There’s no lack of rock pools and ocean pools in the city but we’re always keen for more. After news of Campbelltown’s huge Billabong Parklands Project, Sydney could score another lifestyle location very soon, this time in the heart of western Sydney. Western Sydney Lakes, formerly known as Penrith Lakes, will feature a number of exciting amenities including beaches, public lakes and fancy dining options.
Western Sydney Lakes
Set to be twice the size of Centennial Parklands, this five-star waterfront precinct is designed to be your go-to destination to swim, relax and eat. Spanning 2,000 hectares of lakes, wetlands and grasslands on the banks of the Nepean River, you’ll find it near the Western Sydney International Airport. It also offers gorgeous views of the Blue Mountains. We’ll take it.
“The precinct offers a refreshing climate for people to play, work, relax and visit, with access to fresh water against a panoramic backdrop,” Jacqueline Vozzo, CEO of Western Sydney Lakes said.
In a similar vein to Bondi Pavilion, the vision for this mega project is the Lakehouse proposal — a two-storey pavilion surrounded by a pier, boardwalk and a ‘lake run’ with a safe swimming space for all. There’s also a proposed production precinct which would include film and TV studios, production stages, filming tanks, construction and design facilities and a film school. There’s also an 18-hole golf course and heliport expected on-site.
There’s no opening date just yet but more details about the precinct are expected to be revealed soon. We’ll keep you updated when we learn more. In the meantime, head here for more information.