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Recreation

Parramatta Aquatic Centre

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Aquatic centre being built
View of the aquatic centre looking towards Westmead

 

January 2023 – Update

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As we enter the final months of construction, important building works continue this month at the site of our new Parramatta Aquatic Centre. When it opens, this multifunctional facility will become a central hub where the community can exercise, swim or enjoy the centre with friends and family all year round.

 

Aquatic centre from car park
View of the Parramatta Aquatic Centre from the carpark.

 

What’s happening outside?

With good weather on our side, the base slabs that form the internal ring and walking path have been poured. The foundations for the bleachers beside the outdoor 50m pool are now set and an awning that covers this area is being fitted.  Soon, this spectator seating will provide the perfect shaded viewing point for swimming carnivals and other large community events.

 

Awning being built
A large awning will cover ample seating near the 50m outdoor pool

 

Work on the upper ring canopy that circles the pool well underway, with the structural steel roof now complete.

 

Walking path being built
A circular walking path allows visitors to enjoy the view.

 

Soil being returned to park land
Soil is being returned to restore the parkland.

 

A majority of the façade has now been installed, including glazing, and the external gabion walls have been substantially completed at both the Eastern and Western entry points to the facility.

 

Glazed windows on new building
Final work being completed on the glazed windows.

 

What’s happening inside?

With a large amount of internal formwork now removed and the structural slabs for the indoor pools poured, work is progressing well inside. Mechanical equipment, water treatment and pool filtration services are now being installed. Bleachers alongside the 25m indoor recreation pool have also been installed and final fittings on skylights over the internal pool areas are being completed.

 

 

indoor pool
View of the 25m indoor recreation pool

 

The final concrete slab and base plates for the internal water play area are also in position, with floor and wall tiles being laid in the toilets and changerooms.

 

Final concrete slab
Completing the final concrete slab for the all-abilities water play zone

 

In the Health and Wellness Centre, the timber wall linings and timber floors have been largely completed. 

 

Health and Wellness Centre being built
Wood panelling in the Health and Wellness Centre

 

The beautiful wood panelling continues through to the centre’s entrance, where members and visitors will be greeted by reception staff.

 

Timber walls being built
Final touches to the timber wall linings

 

Finally, work is progressing in the centre’s exciting new café. Customers will be offered modern healthy food choices, along with simple fast-food options that can be enjoyed in a casual seating environment,  serving both indoor and outdoor spaces.

 

New Cafe
An illustration of the centre’s new cafe

 

outdoor broadwalk
Artist’s impression: A servery window allows access to the cafe from the circular boardwalk which surrounds the outdoor 50m pool

 

 

 

Designs

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Artist impressions of the new Aquatic Centre

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