Designs

Blacktown Showground

By Blacktown City Council

  • Blacktown Showground

    Blacktown Showground

About the project

17 hectare Showground in Western Sydney.
Blacktown Showground features a community garden, wetland, pedestrian links and play spaces. The site covers approximately 17 hectares and is situated between the main western railway and Blacktown City Centre.
This is a large site located in Bankstown that takes into account the natural topography of the area and flow of water. The natural overland flow path has been re-established by diverting water streams into a wetlands system. Not only is water retained where it falls, the quality is also improved through natural filtration processes- which also increases biodiversity on the site. Importantly, these processes are clearly visible to visitors to the Showgrounds and serve as an important educational resource.
Special care was taken to protect and retain local Cumberland Plan Trees throughout the development of the project, as well as re-establish significant woodland and encourage and reinstate endemic fauna. The site was replanted with plants that come from the site, thereby ensuring the security of the genetic bank for the local Cumberland Plan plant community.