Wynn Vale Dam improvements

  • Project typeCapital works
  • Project value$1.1 million
  • Project schedule2024 completion
Wynn Vale Dam showing flat water and trees around the edges of the dam

An upgraded playground, improved paths and lighting are on the way for Wynn Vale Dam as part of Tea Tree Gully Council plans to enhance the popular local nature haven.

Shade sails, nature play elements, a custom-made wooden boat and sand and water play will be added to the already extensive playground.

The project will also cover the installation of irrigated turf, inclusive picnic facilities and park seating, as well as initiatives to improve the water quality of the dam.

Funding for the upgrades, totalling $1.1 million, was secured through a grant from the Department for Infrastructure and Transport.

“It’s great to hear this project is moving ahead. This is good news for everyone who loves the Wynn Vale Dam and surrounding Dry Creek corridor,” said the State Member for Wright, Blair Boyer, who advocated for the project. 

The Council has allocated $65,000 for the playground shade sails and will provide in-kind support during the planning, design, and project management stages.

The concept plans were approved by Tea Tree Gully Council in July this year after considering community engagement outcomes showing strong support for the project.

“The upgrades signify our ongoing efforts to improve the biodiversity of the Dry Creek corridor. It will enhance its natural beauty and make it an even better place to visit,” said Mayor Marijka Ryan.

The provision of a barbecue, public toilet adjacent to the playground, fitness equipment and rubber soft-fall path in the current playground to make it more inclusive have been deferred to a future stage of the project and will be included in the Dry Creek Corridor Masterplan.

Works should be completed in 2024.

Wynn Vale Dam generates 120 megalitres of treated stormwater annually for irrigating Council parks and reserves.

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Project schedule

  • Design: Late 2023
  • Construction tender: Late 2023 to early 2024    
  • Construction: Mid to late 2024
  • Complete: Late 2024.



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