Planning for Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre

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Consultation has concluded

Developing a 10-year shared vision between Council and the community for upgrading Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC).



Background

In October 2018 Inner West Council completed public exhibition of the draft Master Plan for this well loved community facility. Following this engagement the Inner West Council received additional information about the condition of the dive tower and pool structure which due to its age was deemed at the end of its life and cannot be retained. The construction of a 10 lane pool was also discovered to be unfeasible. The revised master plan will guide improvements at the LPAC over the

Developing a 10-year shared vision between Council and the community for upgrading Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC).



Background

In October 2018 Inner West Council completed public exhibition of the draft Master Plan for this well loved community facility. Following this engagement the Inner West Council received additional information about the condition of the dive tower and pool structure which due to its age was deemed at the end of its life and cannot be retained. The construction of a 10 lane pool was also discovered to be unfeasible. The revised master plan will guide improvements at the LPAC over the next ten years.


What is different in this plan?

The revised Master Plan includes the following design elements:

  • The 50m pool has been reduced in scope to include an eight lane swimming pool rather than the proposed ten lane. This change significantly reduces the construction cost and minimises layout changes such as relocating the plant room and key services
  • The dive pool has been replaced with a 25m pool. This will increase the number of lanes available which will improve access and increase programs on offer
  • A reorganised layout around the pool including new shading, better seating and external showers
  • An updated entry to the hydro pool which will create additional swimming space
  • An improved landscaping maximising passive recreation areas and enhancing access for all
  • A minor adjustments to the health and fitness room use


More information

View the revised master plan pdf


Have your say

Read through the revised Master Plan and let us know what you think:

  • Online: by filling out the LPAC feedback form
  • By mail: Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049. Please mark your mail Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre - draft Master Plan Public Exhibition

Feedback closes 20 April 2020


What happens next?

After the engagement period, we will review and consider community feedback before finalising the plan. All those who provide feedback will be advice of when the plan is considered by Council.


Consultation has concluded
  • Endorsed by Council

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    At its meeting on Tuesday 8 September 2020 the Council considered an engagement report and endorsed the Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre Master Plan. In its decision Council noted that:

    1. Depth of the proposed 25m pool needs to be resolved throughout the design process once more information is known about the constraints at site (if any) and other potential considerations. Council should wait until we have a report on the effectiveness of the new moving floor in the Ashfield Aquatic Centre before we determine the depth of the 25 metre pool in LAC; and

    2.The final cost of the overall project be reported to Council once confirmed within the initial planning stages.

    Do you want to know more? Read the Council report and view the meeting minutes.

  • What we heard

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    12 Aug 2020

    Did you provide feedback on the draft Master Plan for LPAC? Read the Engagement Outcomes Report to find out more about what we heard from the community.

    This report will be considered by Councillors at a Council meeting.