Name this space at Ashfield Aquatic Centre

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Who made a splash in our community?

There are nine spaces in Ashfield Aquatic Centre that can be named. What are your suggestions?

Criteria: local citizens and sports people who are associated with the Pool and the community.

A site map of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre from aboveSpaces that can be named include:

  1. Olympic 50m pool
  2. Outdoor program pool
  3. Outdoor leisure pool and family area
  4. Outdoor marshalling area
  5. Outdoor grandstand
  6. Creche
  7. 2x Group exercise studios
  8. Indoor pool


Have your say

Who made a splash in our community?

There are nine spaces in Ashfield Aquatic Centre that can be named. What are your suggestions?

Criteria: local citizens and sports people who are associated with the Pool and the community.

A site map of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre from aboveSpaces that can be named include:

  1. Olympic 50m pool
  2. Outdoor program pool
  3. Outdoor leisure pool and family area
  4. Outdoor marshalling area
  5. Outdoor grandstand
  6. Creche
  7. 2x Group exercise studios
  8. Indoor pool


Have your say

  • Provide suggestions online using the ideas wall
  • Call us via a free interpreter: call Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask to speak to Inner West Council on 9392 5000, Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm.
  • If you are Deaf or have a speech impairment you can contact us through National Relay Service. You will need to provide Inner West Council's phone number 9392 5000, Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm.
  • Voice Relay number: 1300 555 727
  • TTY number: 133 677
  • SMS relay number: 0423 677 767

All suggestions must be received by 19 October 2020.


What happens next?

A panel made up of community representatives will review your suggestions and prepare a recommendation for Council. Panellists are from:

  • Ashfield Swimming Club
  • Ashfield District Historical Society
  • Wests Water Polo Club
  • Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee
  • A representative of ex-students of swim teacher, Warwick Webster.


Consultation has concluded
  • Spaces at the new Ashfield Aquatic Centre named

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    At its meeting on 8 December 2020 Council considered the recommendations of the Deliberative Panel to name the various spaces. The adopted recommendations were:

    • Grandstand: Warwick Webster
    • Olympic Pool: Neville Bayfield OAM
    • Outdoor Leisure Pool and family area: Edna Wilson's Pond
    • Marshalling area: 'The Green'


    For more information read item three in the Council report and view the meeting minutes.

    Next steps
    Interpretive signage will be included in the name plaques for each of the spaces. This is currently not budgeted for and decisions will be made at the next quarter budget review.

  • To Council for decision

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    Did you share suggestions for naming?

    The deliberative panel have reviewed your suggestions and prepared a recommendation for Council. It will be discussed at the meeting on Tuesday, 8 December 2020. Watch the meeting live.

    Read the minutes from the Deliberative Panel meeting.
    Read the Engagement Outcomes Report.