As part of Council's ongoing commitment to making the Inner West a happy, healthy community it is considering reducing the cost of entry into aquatic centres for those receiving social security payments.

Outdoor swimming pool

What's proposed?

The proposal, endorsed at Council's meeting on 29 June 2021, would see a standard casual swimming fee of $1.20 applied for social security recipients across all Inner West Council Aquatic facilities.

This is the current fee at Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre but would mean a reduction in cost in this category for all other Council aquatic centres.

FacilityCurrent Pensioner swimming fee
Proposed Social Security Recipient swimming fee
Ashfield Aquatic Centre$4.70
Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre$4.70
Dawn Fraser Baths$2.00
Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre$4.70

Why the change?

The aim of the proposal is to make access to Council's leisure and sporting facilities fairer. It's also hoped that, in improving affordability, Council will attract more people, more often to its aquatic centres. It's one of the many ways Council is working to promote healthy lifestyles and well-being in the Inner West.

Have your say

What do you think of the proposal? Give us your feedback:

  • Online, by completing the feedback form.
  • By mail, addressed to Simon Duck, Acting Director - Development & Recreation, Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049.
  • Call a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and provide our phone number 02 9392 5809.
    • Free Interpreter call TIS National on 131 450
    • Voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY call 133 677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767
  • To request a paper copy of the feedback form or to provide your comments over the phone, please call Stephanie Hatton on 02 9392 5777.

Last day to provide feedback is 30 August 2021.

What happens next?

Feedback will be reviewed and considered before Council makes its final decision. An Engagement Outcomes Report will be published to this page and everyone who provides feedback will receive an update when this goes to Council for a decision.



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