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Lake Windemere Revitalisation Project

Improving Lake Windemere Reserve

Over recent times, the City of Salisbury has been undertaking a revitalisation project at Lake Windemere which involves three stages:

  1. Flood protection works
  2. Playground relocation and upgrade
  3. Commencement of a residential project overlooking the park and lake, located on the former Community Centre and car park site (off Hissar Avenue), and a portion of the adjacent reserve area.

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 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 residential development was completed, informed by further community consultation in February 2013.
  • As part of the endorsed Masterplan implementation, Council invested approximately $1 million in 2015 to mitigate flooding and upgrade the lake and surrounds including the following landscape works:
  • Native understorey planting beds;
  • New irrigated turf and renovation of turf;
  • New reserve furniture;
  • New neighbourhood playspace and shade structure.
  • An Expression of Interest (EOI) was conducted in 2021 seeking a Builder Partner to undertake the development of the residential component at Lake Windemere. As a result of this process, Council has selected a preferred Builder Partner who will deliver thirty-five homes on the site.

Council has also been investing into the Salisbury North community, including the reserves located within easy walking distance for residents surrounding Lake Windemere, such as:

  • Underdown Park (Nangari Road) – upgrade of Salisbury Inter Soccer Club including new car parking facilities and an upgraded playground;
  • Perry Street Reserve – Council’s first inclusive playspace;
  • Desyllas Drive Reserve – brand new playground at Desyllas Drive Reserve (to be completed in June 2020);
  • Salisbury North Oval – construction of a netball court (to be completed in May 2020); and
  • New local parks as part of the residential development along the Diment Road corridor.

Next steps

  • The Builder Partner has now lodged plans seeking Development Approval for a thirty-five allotment residential development.
  • Once Development Approval is granted, construction can commence.
  • At this stage, it is anticipated that construction of the Civil components of the development will commence in mid-to-late 2023, followed by the marketing of House & Land Packages.
  • A number of the allotments will be offered at a price below the State Government affordable housing price point.

Residents can be kept up to date on this project through this webpage or by contacting Council’s Strategic Development Projects Division by emailing us here.

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

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