50 m pool "not a priority" for aquatic centre


Thursday, 26 July, 2018


50 m pool "not a priority" for aquatic centre

A 20-year proposed redevelopment plan for the Beaton Park region of Wollongong won’t incorporate a 50 m swimming pool, despite the desire to create a “significant sports precinct”, according to a recent report in the Illawarra Mercury.

Council estimates $55 million will be required to develop a new stadium, leisure centre and aquatic centre expansion. The aquatic centre plans include a new hydrotherapy pool, spa and sauna, as well as a children’s water play area. A 50 m swimming pool is not in the works, despite support from local residents.

Council says an Olympic size pool is not a priority as there is an abundance of indoor swimming pools, rock tide pools and local beaches in the area. A master plan for Corrimal Pool hopes to place it as the “premier competitive pool” for the Wollongong area.

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