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Carrawood Park final design

We are excited to be working closely with Fairfield City Council to improve the much-loved Carrawood Park. Construction for Carrawood Park is expected to commence in early 2022, and completed mid 2022.

Following two rounds of community engagement, site studies, technical investigations and design work, the final design for Carrawood Park is now complete and available to view here:

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Artist Impression: Picnic and shelter area
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Artist Impression: Big Bass play space
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Artist Impression: Wetland space

Carrawood Park, Carramar Park art plan

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Carrawood Park, Carramar Park final concept design

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About the new Park

Carrawood Park is located in Carramar, a diverse and vibrant suburb in the Fairfield City Council Local Government Area. It is currently used for a wide range of recreational activities and is a special place for the local community.

The upgraded Carrawood Park will support the health and wellbeing of the community, for all to enjoy. The aim is to create a relaxing and peaceful experience, promoting a range of activities and play for locals and visitors.

The centrepiece of the park will be the new inclusive ‘Big Bass’ playspace. Inspired by the site’s Prospect Creek location, this unique play space will encourage play for all ages and abilities following the Department’s Everyone Can Play guidelines.

Preserving the natural setting and unique assets of the woodland and creek is also a key element of the approach. The park’s stretches of Cumberland Plain Woodlands have inspired new tree planting along major pathways and at the main hubs of activity. This will help create cooler, natural corridors for people to rest and relax as well as improving local ecology.

Importantly, the design encourages gathering and coming together to celebrate and learn about Aboriginal culture and the diverse, vibrant and growing community of Carramar.

Underpinning the design is the community’s desire for more accessible spaces and opportunities for cultural exchange and learning, particularly from the traditional custodians of the land.

Scroll down to read more about the design process for the upgraded park in Carramar or visit the Parks for People web page for more information about the Parks for People program.

The process

The first step was to find out what can and can’t be done on the site through due diligence studies and consultation with industry and local experts. The top priority was to protect the unique environment and scenic beauty of the riverfront Park, while offering more places for the community to get together.

The second step was to seek initial ideas and feedback from the community and key stakeholders to inform the development of a draft Concept Design for the upgrades in the Park.

The third step presented a draft Concept Design for community feedback and further input before going any further and developing more detailed designs for the Park. This stage included a design board to take a closer look at the proposed key features of the Park, and a survey to capture community priorities and values that need to be further represented in the final plan.

The fourth step will provide an opportunity to take a detailed look at the final plan for the upgrades to Carrawood Park.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the Park located? 

Carrawood Park is an 8.5ha park, nestled on the banks of Prospect Creek. It is an easy walk away from Carramar Station. The park is located to the south of the Fairfield CBD and is only a short drive from Fairfield, Cabramatta and Villawood. The park is connected to a wider network of reserves and open spaces.

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How will the design of the Park be developed? 

Carrawood Park is being upgraded in close collaboration with Fairfield City Council, the local community, key stakeholders, and experts.