Ashfield Aquatic Centre Refurbishment

The much-loved Ashfield Aquatic Centre is getting a refurbishment. We want to hear from you to make sure it will meet your needs - now and in the future.


Background

The­ Ashfield ­Aquatic ­Centre ­has ­over­ 350,000­ customers­ a ­year.­­ It ­is ­also ­hosts ­a­ highly­ successful ­swim school which ­has ­an­ average ­of ­15,000 ­visits ­each ­month.

In­ August­ 2014, ­the ­former ­Ashfield ­Council ­undertook­ initial ­community­ consultation­ and­ resolved­ to fund­ a $14­million partial ­upgrade­ of ­the ­Centre­ through ­a ­special­ rate ­variation.

In­ May ­2016 ­Inner ­West ­Council ­was ­formed­ through­ the ­amalgamation ­of ­Ashfield, ­Leichhardt­ and Marrickville ­Councils. ­Inner­ West Council­ sought ­tenders­ for­ the ­refurbishment ­in ­late ­2016 ­but ­only received ­a­ single­ tender­ which was­ $6m ­over­ the­ estimated­ $20m ­cost ­of ­the­ project.


What's happening now?

Inner ­West ­Council ­remains ­committed ­to ­the ­project ­and ­is ­reviewing­ the ­planning, ­logistics ­and­ budget ­to ensure­ that ­a ­first class ­facility ­can ­be ­delivered­ with ­the ­available­ funding.­ Council ­has ­developed­ three­ concept ­plans ­for ­the­ Centre on which you are invited to give us feedback.


Have your say

View­ the ­three ­concept ­plans in the flyer.

Then ­complete ­the ­survey ­to ­tell ­us which features­ and­ services­ are important­ to you.

Feedback closes on 5 June 2017


User Groups and Clubs

One formal response is invited from User Groups or Clubs. Only one response from each User Group or Club please. People who are members of User Groups or Clubs should complete the survey for individuals in the link above. Please click here if you are responding on behalf of a User Group or Club.


Read further information

Business Case - refurbishment options - analysis of the three options by consultants, C Leisure Pty Ltd, including research into current and future trends in leisure and modelling of visitation, costs and returns.

Background Information and FAQs (links to Council's main website)


Got a question?

Do you have a question about the Ashfield Aquatic Centre refurbishment? Ask us here.


What happens next?

Following analysis of community feedback, the ­plan ­will ­be ­finalised­ ­mid-2017. The final plan will be posted ­on this project page, and available to view at Ashfield Aquatic Centre. Construction ­will­ commence­ in­ April ­2018 ­and­ the ­refurbished ­Centre ­will­ reopen­ in­ time­ for­ summer­ 2019/20.

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The much-loved Ashfield Aquatic Centre is getting a refurbishment. We want to hear from you to make sure it will meet your needs - now and in the future.


Background

The­ Ashfield ­Aquatic ­Centre ­has ­over­ 350,000­ customers­ a ­year.­­ It ­is ­also ­hosts ­a­ highly­ successful ­swim school which ­has ­an­ average ­of ­15,000 ­visits ­each ­month.

In­ August­ 2014, ­the ­former ­Ashfield ­Council ­undertook­ initial ­community­ consultation­ and­ resolved­ to fund­ a $14­million partial ­upgrade­ of ­the ­Centre­ through ­a ­special­ rate ­variation.

In­ May ­2016 ­Inner ­West ­Council ­was ­formed­ through­ the ­amalgamation ­of ­Ashfield, ­Leichhardt­ and Marrickville ­Councils. ­Inner­ West Council­ sought ­tenders­ for­ the ­refurbishment ­in ­late ­2016 ­but ­only received ­a­ single­ tender­ which was­ $6m ­over­ the­ estimated­ $20m ­cost ­of ­the­ project.


What's happening now?

Inner ­West ­Council ­remains ­committed ­to ­the ­project ­and ­is ­reviewing­ the ­planning, ­logistics ­and­ budget ­to ensure­ that ­a ­first class ­facility ­can ­be ­delivered­ with ­the ­available­ funding.­ Council ­has ­developed­ three­ concept ­plans ­for ­the­ Centre on which you are invited to give us feedback.


Have your say

View­ the ­three ­concept ­plans in the flyer.

Then ­complete ­the ­survey ­to ­tell ­us which features­ and­ services­ are important­ to you.

Feedback closes on 5 June 2017


User Groups and Clubs

One formal response is invited from User Groups or Clubs. Only one response from each User Group or Club please. People who are members of User Groups or Clubs should complete the survey for individuals in the link above. Please click here if you are responding on behalf of a User Group or Club.


Read further information

Business Case - refurbishment options - analysis of the three options by consultants, C Leisure Pty Ltd, including research into current and future trends in leisure and modelling of visitation, costs and returns.

Background Information and FAQs (links to Council's main website)


Got a question?

Do you have a question about the Ashfield Aquatic Centre refurbishment? Ask us here.


What happens next?

Following analysis of community feedback, the ­plan ­will ­be ­finalised­ ­mid-2017. The final plan will be posted ­on this project page, and available to view at Ashfield Aquatic Centre. Construction ­will­ commence­ in­ April ­2018 ­and­ the ­refurbished ­Centre ­will­ reopen­ in­ time­ for­ summer­ 2019/20.

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Survey - Ashfield Aquatic Centre Refurbishment - 17/SF257

Please give us your feedback on the three options and features and services that are important to you, to help Council to achieve the project vision.


Which of the following features and services are important to you in a local aquatic centre?
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What are the top three things you/your family like to do when visiting an aquatic centre? Please select your top three.
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Option 1

Option 1

Option 2

Option 2

Option 3

Option 3
Please view the three options for Ashfield Aquatic Centre and tell us how well each option satisfies the needs of you/your family. *
Please view the three options for Ashfield Aquatic Centre and tell us how well each option satisfies the needs of you/your family. Not at all satisfied Slightly satisfied Moderately satisfied Very satisfied Extremely satisfied
Option 1
Option 2
Option 3
Are you a member of any of the following groups or clubs that use the Centre? (please tick all that apply to you)
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How frequently do you/your family use the Centre?
When you visit the Centre, who do you visit with? Check all that apply.
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In which suburb do you live?
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What is your gender?
What is your age?
If you speak a language other than English at home, what language/s do you speak?
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Where did you here about this survey?