March 2021(Back to top)
Construction begins on Parramatta’s new aquatic and leisure centre
Construction on Parramatta’s new $88.6 million aquatic and leisure centre is officially underway following the appointment of Lipman as builder for the state-of-the-art community facility.
The new 40,000 square metre aquatic and leisure centre has been designed to integrate seamlessly with the lush surrounds of Parramatta Park. It will include a 10-lane, 50m outdoor pool; 25m indoor pool; indoor learn-to-swim pool; indoor water playground; spa and sauna facilities; café; fitness centre; multipurpose community rooms; and up to 200 parking spaces.
Solar panels will also be installed on sections of the centre’s roof, generating approximately 142,000 kilowatts of power annually, while more than 500 trees indigenous to the area will be planted
Expected to be completed in early 2023, the project is being co-funded by Council and the NSW Government, which is investing $38.5 million from the Restart NSW Fund.
Council, on top of its initial commitment of $38.5 million, is investing an extra $11.6 million to increase the facility’s capacity and future-proof it to accommodate Parramatta's rapid growth.
City of Parramatta Council marked the start of construction at a sod turning event on site. The ceremony was attended by the Lord Mayor of City of Parramatta Council and NSW Minister Geoff Lee along with key stakeholders, including representatives from construction firm Lipman.
Temporary fencing has been installed so that Council can carry out site testing for evaluation purposes. This will involve a small excavator digging several test pits across the location of the aquatic and leisure centre. A drilling rig will also be on site to conduct geotechnical investigations.
The testing will commence in the week beginning Monday 29 March and will be completed during normal working hours (7am to 5pm), Monday to Friday and expected to take three weeks to complete. Council does not expect the site testing to be intrusive or cause disruption for neighbouring residents and businesses. Temporary fencing is positioned around the site for community safety and will remain in place until these important works are completed.
If you have any questions please contact Council’s Customer Service Team, Monday to Friday, (8:30am to 4:30pm) on 1300 617 058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org