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Lake Windemere Revitalisation Project


Improving Lake Windemere Reserve

As many local residents are aware, a masterplan has been developed and approved for the redevelopment of Lake Windemere and the adjacent former Salisbury North Community Centre to improve flood mitigation, upgrade the reserve and re-develop the former community centre site and adjacent reserve area for residential housing.  The masterplan was developed through significant community engagement across 2011-12 .

The Lake Windemere project masterplan will;

  • retain the majority of the reserve as an attractive, safe and accessible open space reserve
  • provide an upgraded reserve the community can better utilise
  • improve the flood protection capacity and improve the water quality and biodiversity of the lake
  • improve the safety of the reserve by increasing passive surveillance from adjacent residential housing
  • improve the pedestrian access to the school and school drop off pick-up capacity.

 Progress to Date;

  • Council made the decision in 2007 to close the Salisbury North Community Centre
  • A masterplan for the Lake Windemere and Community Centre Site was developed, involving significant community engagement on the future inclusions within the reserve and the format of residential housing was undertaken across 2011 and 2012.
  • The former community centre site was demolished and the site cleared ready for future residential development.
  • The revocation of the community land classification over part of the Lake Windemere Reserve and Community Centre site to support the development for residential housing was completed, informed by further community consultation in February 2013.
  • Engineering and landscape design were completed for the flood protection and reserve upgrade works due to commence in early 2015.

Next Steps

  • The flood protection work commenced in the first half of 2015 incorporating some landscape improvements to the surrounding reserve area.
  • Detailed planning work is continuing to inform the residential development project which will commence following the completion of the flood works and reserve upgrade.

Residents can be kept up-to-date on this project through this webpage or through contacting Council’s Strategic Development Projects Division on 8406 8222.

If you require the assistance of an interpreter please call 131 450 and quote the following reference number C012474.

Supporting Information

Lake Windemere Revitalisation Project Newsletter (1MB PDF)