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Lake Windemere Revitalisation Project

Improving Lake Windemere Reserve

The City of Salisbury has been undertaking a revitalisation project at Lake Windemere which involves three stages:

Stage 1 - Flood protection works (Completed)

Stage 2 - Playground relocation and upgrade (Completed)

Stage 3 - Commencement of a residential project overlooking the park and lake, located on the former Community Centre and carpark site (off Hissar Avenue), and a portion of the adjacent reserve area. (Commenced)

Progress to date has involved the following:

  • 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 across 2011 and 2012.
  • The former Community Centre 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 residential development was completed, informed by further community consultation in February 2013.
  • As part of the endorsed Masterplan implementation, Council invested approximately $1million in 2015 to mitigate flooding and upgrade the lake and surrounds including the following landscape works:
    • Native understory planting beds
    • New irrigated turf and renovation of turf
    • New reserve furniture
    • New neighbourhood play space and shade structure
  • In September 2021 an Expression of Interest was sought from Builders to provide an integrated masterplan to provide for both land and built form initiatives.
  • From these assessments Rossdale Homes were determined to be the preferred delivery partner for the Lake Windemere Estate.

Since this time Rossdale Homes have provided a masterplan which will see the extension of Horwood Road and the construction of 35 brand new homes.

Below is an artist impression of Lake Windemere with the new home sites shown:

During construction of the roadway and allotments, construction fencing has been erected around the site and will include additional area to ensure safe movement of construction machinery and materials. This will impact one of the pathways around the lake during this time.

The Lake Windemere School Community has been advised that access to the School from the pedestrian gate onto the oval will not be in use during the civil construction works and the Builder will aim to have this reinstated as soon as possible in the new year.

Over $1 million has been spent on planting, irrigated turf, reserve furniture, a new shade structure and playground equipment to date and at a recent Council meeting it was resolved that a budget bid be presented to Council for consideration in the 2024/25 financial year to deliver a sealed path, barbeque facilities, exercise equipment, a dog park and toilets around the lake and that landscaping enhancements including a water fountain be investigated.

To enable the development Rossdale will be removing some trees and these will be replaced with over forty new trees within the Reserve of Lake Windemere.

If you, your family or friends have an interest in considering one of these new 3 or 4 bedroom homes please visit the Salisbury Living website for further details.

If you have any queries relating to this matter, please contact Lisa Vallely at 0438 438 839 or James Gallagher at 0410 647 830