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, ­Leichhardt­Continue reading

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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  • Follow the progress of the refurbishment

    2 months ago

    Please go to Council's main website to keep up-to-date with the progress of the refurbishment plans.

    Please go to Council's main website to keep up-to-date with the progress of the refurbishment plans.

  • Council endorses plan to refurbish the Ashfield Aquatic Centre

    3 months ago

    Council considered a report on the Ashfield Aquatic Centre refurbishment, including the outcomes of the community engagement, at a meeting on 27 June 2017.

    At the meeting it was determined that:

    1. Council endorses the Concept Plan Option 3 (Diagram 6) with the following amendments as detailed in the ‘Community Preferred Concept Design’ (Diagram 7):

    • inclusion of a combined splash-pad and shallow water pool suitable for young children;
    • inclusion of a 25 metre grandstand on the western side of the 50 metre pool;
    • inclusion of shade sails over the combined splash-pad and shallow water pool,
    • ... Continue reading

    Council considered a report on the Ashfield Aquatic Centre refurbishment, including the outcomes of the community engagement, at a meeting on 27 June 2017.

    At the meeting it was determined that:

    1. Council endorses the Concept Plan Option 3 (Diagram 6) with the following amendments as detailed in the ‘Community Preferred Concept Design’ (Diagram 7):

    • inclusion of a combined splash-pad and shallow water pool suitable for young children;
    • inclusion of a 25 metre grandstand on the western side of the 50 metre pool;
    • inclusion of shade sails over the combined splash-pad and shallow water pool,
    • grassed areas on the western side of the 50 metre pool and grassed area on the south-eastern corner of the site;
    • extension of the Bastable Street carpark, including demolition of the Bastable Street Hall and playground, single entry via Elizabeth Street and single exit onto Bastable Street;

    2. all residents and stakeholders who made submissions during the community engagement be notified of Council’s decision; and

    3. the project proceeds to detailed design based on ‘Community Preferred Concept Design’ (Diagram 7).

    Read Council's responses to comments raised through the community engagement