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Lake Illawarra foreshore, Warrawong

Lake Illawarra foreshore
Aerial view of Lake Illawarra foreshore, Warrawong

About the project

In December 2022, Property and Development NSW (PDNSW) launched a Registrations of Interest (ROI) process for an 8.2-hectare parcel of land on the Lake Illawarra foreshore at King Street and Northcliffe Drive, Warrawong.

The ROI has provided all stakeholders with the opportunity to submit ideas and proposals on how the land could be put to a better use to deliver economic and social benefits for Warrawong locals and visitors to Lake Illawarra.

The RIO closed on 17 February 2023 with feedback received from more than 100 individuals. On 5 May 2023, the NSW Government announced it had listened to community feedback and would retain ownership of the land to transform it into a great public space and a must-visit destination for Illawarra locals and visitors.

Site details

The 8.2-hectare land parcel forms part of a larger 32-hectare site owned by PDNSW on the northern foreshore of Lake Illawarra, Warrawong.

The entire site is currently zoned RE1 Public Recreation, RE2 Private Recreation, SP3 Tourist, E2 Environmental Conservation, E3 Environmental Management and W1 Natural Waterways.

It comprises public open space and important social infrastructure for the Warrawong / Illawarra communities, including playing fields, walking paths, barbecue facilities, car parking, jetties and sea walls, a drainage basin and community buildings.


PDNSW, on behalf of the NSW Government, acquired 32 hectares of land on the Lake Illawarra foreshore at Warrawong from the former Lake Illawarra Authority when the authority was dissolved in 2014.

The NSW Government has invested almost $3 million to improve the public amenity of the lake foreshore at Warrawong, including the repair of the King Street jetty and upgrades to the market’s car park, fencing, and the installation of security cameras at Northcliffe Drive.

Next steps

The government will develop a master plan to transform the site into a new and revitalised public space for the local community and visitors.

The master planning process will involve extensive stakeholder and community consultation.

Contact us

For further information about the master planning process, email: