Chipping Norton Lake

Chipping Norton Lake

Chipping Norton Lake
Location Chipping Norton, New South Wales
Coordinates 33°54′S 150°57′E / 33.900°S 150.950°E / -33.900; 150.950Coordinates: 33°54′S 150°57′E / 33.900°S 150.950°E / -33.900; 150.950
Primary inflows Georges River
Basin countries Australia
Surface elevation 0 AMSL
Frozen never
Settlements City of Liverpool

Chipping Norton Lake is a lake located at Chipping Norton, New South Wales. It is a part of the Georges River system. Chipping Norton Lake is managed by Liverpool City Council.[1] It is an artificial lake.


The Chipping Norton Lake area was inhabited by the Tharawal and Darug people before European settlement. The land surrounding Georges River (there was no lake at that time) was given to an ex-convict called Thomas Moore. He established farmland around the river. In the 1950s, sand was mined around the lake area. The mining caused irreversible environmental destruction, and the area remained lifeless after the sand was mined. Finally, a decision was made to flood the mine, leaving a large lake. Vegetation was planted around the lake to make a wildlife reserve.

Natural Environment

There are over 50 different kinds of birds around Chipping Norton Lake.[2] The City of Liverpool, City of Bankstown and the City of Fairfield work together to manage the wildlife refuge and recreation areas of Chipping Norton Lake.


Chipping Norton Lake has a magnificent regional park located on Homestead Avenue, providing cycleways, barbecue facilities, picnic areas, playground equipment, boat ramps, sporting fields and the Georges River Environment Education Centre. The lake is an important recreational area for Liverpool.

The Chipping Norton Lake also have a number of walkways. The main one runs from South Park to Heron Park. Watercraft are permitted on Chipping Norton Lake however, a strict speed limit of eight knots applies.

Chipping Norton Lake features a community hall that can be hired by residents or community groups for birthday parties, christenings, weddings or any other type of function. The hall is known as The Lakes Boatshed (Chipping Norton Recreation Centre) and can accommodate up to 100 people and offers an upstairs balcony with magnificent views across the lake and surrounding parkland. It is also managed by the Chipping Norton Lake Authority.


  1. Chipping Norton Lake Brochure. Liverpool City Council. 2006.
  2. Chipping Norton Lake Brochure. Liverpool City Council. 2006.
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