Lifestyle and Recreational Projects
Many residents have expressed their desire to see improved access to the river, so that they may find places to reconnect with their memories and experiences of the river and its surrounding environment. To this end, the following projects are being developed to allow and encourage the community to visit these areas and engage with their natural surroundings in positive ways.
Marsden Park Waterwise Garden
A Waterwise Garden will be created at Marsden Park, a popular open space area in downtown Campbelltown, which will incorporate natural water saving and water cycling components, and which will allow residents, patients and visitors to the hospitals to enjoy the landscape while walking or exercising, to simply sit and reflect, or to take inspiration for the sustainable design of their own home gardens.
The landscape design will be supported by an educational component, consisting of signage within the park which explains the water cycling processes and landscape features of the design concept, and will guide keen gardeners to additional sources of information for getting their own waterwise gardens started.
The design of the garden will be an interpretation of concepts prepared by final year University of New Sout Wales Landscape Architecture students. This partnership with UNSW gives the project the advantage of fresh perspective, drawing from a wide spectrum of concepts, and has the benefit of enhancing wider public awareness of Campbelltown’s metropolitan landscape.