Lakewood Estate Riparian Corridor - PoM and Community Garden

Lakewood EstateMay 2023 update:

Constructions of the Pemulway Garden Stage 1 will commence in June 2023, and is anticipated to conclude by August 2023, weather permitting. 

February 2023 update:

Consultation has closed on feedback for the Lakewood Estate Riparian Corridor Draft Plan of Management and submissions are now being reviewed. Thank you to everyone that submitted feedback.


Project background: What is a Riparian Corridor?

A riparian corridor (RC) forms a transition zone between the land, also known as the terrestrial environment, and the river or watercourse or aquatic environment. Riparian corridors perform a range of important environmental functions such as:  

  • providing bed and bank stability and reducing bank and channel erosion
  • protecting water quality by trapping sediment, nutrients and other contaminants
  • providing diversity of habitat for terrestrial, riparian and aquatic plants (flora) and animals (fauna)
  • providing connectivity between wildlife habitats
  • conveying flood flows and controlling the direction of flood flows
  • providing an interface or buffer between developments and waterways  
  • providing passive recreational uses.

The protection, restoration or rehabilitation of vegetated riparian corridors is important for maintaining or improving the shape, stability (or geomorphic form) and ecological functions of a watercourse.  

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has more information on Riparian Lands and Watercourses.

November 2022 Consultation:

Council has prepared a draft Amendment to the Plan of Management (PoM) to the Lakewood Estate Riparian Corridor. The proposed amendment is to alter the category and define the future management priorities of the community land area proposed to be turned into a community garden. All changes to the PoM are displayed in the Amendment document. No other changes are proposed to the PoM.

During the consultation period, community members are encouraged to download and review the revised Plan of Management in the document library.

The community is invited to provide comments on the draft Plan of Management during a extended 42 day Public Exhibition period. Submissions were open from Tuesday 22 November 2022 until Monday 13 February 2023.

A Public Hearing about the Lakewood Estate Riparian Corridor Plan of Management Draft Amendment was held on Tuesday 6 December 2022 at 6pm for community members to provide feedback.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this project, please contact:

Lisa Ivicevic
Urban and Open Space Planner
P: (02) 8757 9000

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