Lake Eden Parkland Scores $1.5 million Beautification Works
Published 03 May 2023
Beautiful Lake Eden in the heart of North Lakes will soon undergo a major $1.5 million transformation.
Mayor Peter Flannery said investing in public facilities was an easy decision for Council when considering the wide-ranging benefits of a precinct as popular as Lake Eden.
“If you go to the lake on Saturdays you’ll see 200-300 parkrunners down there, so it’s essential that we keep pace with that kind of demand especially with consideration for parking in the area," he said.
“Construction on this project will start in June 2023, and take 26 weeks to complete.
“I acknowledge that this is a considerable amount of time and apologise for any inconvenience, but I’m a big believer in doing things once and doing them well. Which is why we’re doing a major $1.5 million transformation.
“These upgrades are part of a region-wide push to get locals active, outdoors and making the most of the natural beauty of their backyards."
Deputy Mayor Jodie Shipway (Div 4) said Lake Eden is no longer just a recreation area for locals, it’s become a regional attraction.
“The facilities here are about 20 years old now and its popularity has truly surged over the last two decades," she said.
"So I’m proud that Council is continuing to invest in its evolution to ensure it remains modern and meets the expectations of our community,” she said.
“I’m very keen to see an enhanced use of the lakefront space with new picnic areas and playgrounds to turn this into a more dynamic and attractive civic space.
“Rest assured this will include an enhancement of the beautiful arbour area, I know this space holds treasured memories for many locals especially those who have been married there.
“I can’t wait to see residents soaking up the sun and smell the sausages sizzling on the weekends. Lake Eden has been calling out for a facelift and we can’t wait to deliver parklands worth celebrating”.
The funding includes $462,500 from the Federal Government, as part of COVID19 funding aimed at stimulating local economies and assists in fuelling Council’s desire to enhance our natural assets.