Parramatta’s New Aquatic Leisure Centre
Latest News – September 2019
City of Parramatta Council has revealed the concept design for the new aquatic and leisure centre, following an announcement by Minister for Sport John Sidoti that the State Government and Council will co-fund the project.
The winning design for the aquatic centre – by Andrew Burges Architects, Grimshaw Architects, and McGregor Coxall – was chosen from a shortlist of four exceptional entries following a high-calibre international Design Excellence Competition.
The contemporary aquatic centre will meet the current and future needs of our rapidly growing population. With more than a million visitors expected to use this facility each year, the new aquatic centre will be used for swimming carnivals, training and competition, and offer essential learn to swim programs. The venue will be a place to relax and cool off in the summer months and provide a range of additional health and wellness offerings all year round.
The design of the aquatic leisure centre, which was informed by extensive community consultation, will feature a 10-lane 50m outdoor pool; 25m indoor pool; learn-to-swim facilities; café; fitness centre and parking facilities.
Unique features include sensitive integration with the site’s parkland surrounds, a generous use of space and light, as well as single-level accessible entry and pathways. The design also takes into account the heritage, topography and other constraints of the Mays Hill Precinct, Parramatta Park site.
Additional detailed design work will now commence with a view to lodging a Development Application in 2020.
Council will continue to update the community on the progress of the City’s new aquatic and leisure centre.