Maylands Waterland redevelopment

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Maylands Waterland is a much-loved water facility that was constructed in the 1970s. Due to its ageing infrastructure, the City is redeveloping the facility to deliver a new water playground, with the stage one due to be completed by November 2021.

The City has engaged Josh Byrne and Associates to design the new facility, which will be delivered in two stages. The concept plans are based on previous feedback from the community and input from the Maylands Waterland Working Group.

The concept plans are available for viewing in the Image and Document libraries and further information about the project, and the staged approach, is contained in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Stage one will include:

  • Wading pool
  • Zero depth water play pad (splash pad)
  • BBQ and picnic facilities
  • Toilets and change rooms
  • Area to support mobile catering
  • Perimeter fencing

To register your interest and stay updated with significant project milestones of the Maylands Waterland redevelopment please click on the link.


If you have any questions or feedback regarding this project, please contact David Bruce, Coordinator Project Services on 9272 0612 or david.bruce@bayswater.wa.gov.au.

Maylands Waterland is a much-loved water facility that was constructed in the 1970s. Due to its ageing infrastructure, the City is redeveloping the facility to deliver a new water playground, with the stage one due to be completed by November 2021.

The City has engaged Josh Byrne and Associates to design the new facility, which will be delivered in two stages. The concept plans are based on previous feedback from the community and input from the Maylands Waterland Working Group.

The concept plans are available for viewing in the Image and Document libraries and further information about the project, and the staged approach, is contained in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Stage one will include:

  • Wading pool
  • Zero depth water play pad (splash pad)
  • BBQ and picnic facilities
  • Toilets and change rooms
  • Area to support mobile catering
  • Perimeter fencing

To register your interest and stay updated with significant project milestones of the Maylands Waterland redevelopment please click on the link.


If you have any questions or feedback regarding this project, please contact David Bruce, Coordinator Project Services on 9272 0612 or david.bruce@bayswater.wa.gov.au.

  • Construction of stage one begins

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    The City is pleased to announce that construction has commenced on stage one of the Maylands Waterland project. The design of water play areas were inspired by the Swan River, local native flora and fauna. Maylands Waterland will include a splash pad, water creek, wading pool, play areas, accessible toilets and changing rooms, shade sails, grassed areas in addition to community picnic areas.


    The site was blessed with a traditional smoking ceremony by Balladong, Whadjuk Noongar Representative Vaughn McGuire, joined by Major Dan Bull, Councillors, local residents, contractors and local community groups.

    To read more about stage one and the smoking ceremony please visit the City's website.

  • City releases new concept plans for Maylands Waterland

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    Media Release August 2020

    Concept plans unveiled by the City of Bayswater for the redevelopment of the much loved Maylands Waterland will see water play areas, inspired by local native flora and fauna, open for little ones to enjoy by November 2021.

    In March 2020 Council approved draft concept plans for the redevelopment of the facility. The concept plans were based on feedback from the community and input from the Maylands Waterland Working Group.

    The City subsequently engaged renowned landscape architect, Dr Josh Byrne, and his team to develop more detailed concept plans.

    Mayor Dan Bull said Josh brings with him a wealth of experience.

    “I am so pleased Josh Byrne is collaborating with the City on the concept plans for the redevelopment of Maylands Waterland.

    “This facility is close to the hearts of many community members; so many people have fond memories of time spent at Waterland. I am confident the expertise Josh and his team bring to the project will ensure the City delivers a facility our community can be proud of and enjoy for generations to come.

    Community members will get a sneak peek at concept plans for the redeveloped of Maylands Waterland during information sessions, hosted by Josh Byrne, at 10am on Saturday 29 August or 6pm and 7pm on Wednesday 2 September at the Maylands Peninsula Sport and Recreation Centre (located next door to Maylands Waterland).

    “I would encourage community members to come along to our information sessions, check out the concept plans and hear Josh’s vision for the redeveloped Maylands Waterland first hand.

    The design of the redeveloped Maylands Waterland is inspired by the Swan River, local native species and fauna. This theme will be incorporated within the facility through custom made play elements, artworks and sculptures.

    The design incorporates best practice in bioengineering that will improve the health and ecological value of the Swan River. There will also be opportunities for environmental education and interpretation along the river foreshore. The balance of Whadjuk Nyungar and European heritage linked to the site is also reflected in many of the design features.

    Mayor Dan Bull said the design is both inspiring and inclusive.

    “The concept plans complement the natural beauty of the site while incorporating the variety of family-friendly water play elements our community told us they wanted. There will be access for all abilities, plenty of shade and links to the river foreshore. I am confident the plans capture the essence of the original Maylands Waterland.

    “Waterland will continue to be place for younger children to build their confidence in the water with a water creek, wading pool and splash pad promised for delivery in November.

    Maylands Waterland will be redeveloped in two stages. It is anticipated stage one will be completed and open for the community to use by November 2021. Stage one is costed at $3.5 million. Josh Byrne and his team have also prepared concept plans for stage two but they will be subject to the availability of future funding.

    Mayor Dan Bull said the redevelopment of Maylands Waterland was fast tracked as part of the City’s $5.09 million local economic and social stimulus package. Announced in May 2020, the package is aimed at stimulating the local economy by providing work for staff, local contractors and suppliers as they recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

    Concept plans for the redeveloped Maylands Waterland can be viewed on the City’s engagement portal at engage.bayswater.wa.gov.au

    Maylands Waterland redevelopment – a snapshot

    Stage One

    Stage one of the redevelopment of Maylands Waterland is costed at $3.5million and will be delivered in November 2021.

    Key features

    • Splash pad, water creek, wading/splash pool, play areas, accessible toilets and changing rooms, shade sails and structures, grassed areas, community picnic areas including barbecues, provision for mobile catering, fencing and self-closing gates.

    Stage Two

    Stage two of the redevelopment of Maylands Waterland is costed at $3.7million and is subject to future funding.

    Key features

    • A leisure pool, additional changing rooms, family play spaces, community picnic areas including barbecues, connecting pathways throughout the foreshore reserve, redeveloped public toilets on the foreshore (at the boat ramp), improved localised living stream outflows to the Swan River.
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