When is an Olympic pool not an Olympic pool? When it's in Darwin, apparently. Darwin's Parap Pool has caused confusion after the Darwin City Council applied for government funding to change the pool length to bring it to Olympic-standard length.
Construction work on the Big Banana's $1.6 million waterslide complex has begun, with the Coffs Harbour Mayor turning the first sod. Swimplex Aquatics will manage the project, which will include 96 and 100 m open-body slides, a 119 m raft ride and a 45° 'kamikaze' slide.
Investigative work has commenced on Canberra's Olympic Pool after the pool was found to be losing 46,000 litres of water each day - the equivalent of an Olympic pool's worth of water every fortnight.
The Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre's waterslide was a 'hand-me-down' in serious need of repair. Swimplex Aquatics won the tender bid for the $700,000 project in May 2014, began site works in late July and handed the site over to council in October.
Epping Aquatic Centre has temporarily dodged a bullet after Hornsby Shire Council decided to defer voting on its demolition. The council will vote on the matter in June to allow time to gather further information and consider alternatives.
The future of Epping's Dence Park pool hangs in the balance with Hornsby Council debating whether or not to reopen the 55-year-old pool for the next summer season after it closed for the winter on 31 March.
Canberra is often full of leaks of the political kind, but now the city has sprung a literal leak - and it's a big one. The Canberra Olympic Pool is reportedly losing an estimated 46,000 litres of water each day - the equivalent of an Olympic pool every two weeks.
Installing a computer-aided drowning detection system has paid off for a British aquatic centre - 10 years after it was first installed.
Lack of access to a pool can mean that some kids don't ever have the chance to learn to swim. A unique program in New Zealand is tackling this issue in an unusual way.
Looking to reduce costs and meet sustainability targets, the City of Melville decided to install a solar hot water system at its LeisureFit Booragoon facility. Supreme Heating WA carried out the installation of this 160-panel project.
Looking to extend the swimming season and increase revenue while meeting sustainability targets, Randwick City Council had a pool enclosure from The Pool Enclosure Company installed at its Des Renford Leisure Centre.
West Australian aquatic centres saw more than 10 million visits each year and enjoy high safety ratings, according to a new report from the Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia (RLSSWA).
As part of a $10 million makeover of the Westpac Centre, Commercial Aquatics Australia designed and installed hot and cold recovery pools for the facility, which is the training hub for the Collingwood Football Club.
The inaugural edition of the National Guide to Public Pools & Aquatic Centres has been released. The safety guide is distributed free of charge to operators of Australian public swimming pools, aquatic centres and water parks.
With fabric structures offering a unique alternative to traditional roofing structures, fabric architect MakMax Australia shares seven key reasons why facilities and venues of all types - and their architects and designers - should consider using fabric structures.