Parramatta’s New Aquatic Leisure Centre
Latest News - November 2018
City of Parramatta Council has been negotiating with the NSW Government over the last two years to develop an appropriate replacement for the Parramatta War Memorial Swimming Pool.
Council’s focus was on delivering a contemporary year-round aquatic leisure centre based on extensive community and stakeholder consultation, market research and industry insights.
Council had worked hard to progress the project developing a business case, completing feasibility and site suitability studies and undertaking geotechnical and archaeological investigations. Through a Design Excellence Competition, concept designs were being considered.
The selected site for the new aquatic centre (the Mays Hill Precinct within Parramatta Park) has presented challenging site conditions and heritage restrictions, resulting in additional design and construction costs.
At the 8 October Council meeting, the elected Council resolved that the State Government should fully-fund the replacement pool in line with the NSW Parliamentary Committee’s inquiry and report into the Sydney stadiums strategy. The inquiry recommended that the NSW Government fully-fund the design and construction of a replacement pool as a matter of priority.
The NSW Government has now announced that it will deliver a $30m like-for-like replacement of the former pool.
Council looks forward to working with the NSW Government and will continue to advocate for the community to ensure the best outcome - a modern aquatic facility that meets the current and future needs of our rapidly growing population.
City of Parramatta will continue to update the community and provide further information once available.
For more information, see our Project Background page.