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Recreation

Parramatta Aquatic Centre

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Aquatic centre being built
View of the aquatic centre looking towards Westmead

 

December 2022 – Update

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As December rolls in and the end of year approaches, many new tradespeople have started working on site including floor and wall tilers, solar panel installers, landscapers and carpenters. The number of people at the centre continues to remain at 100 workers each day, taking advantage of the recent good weather.

This month, focus shifts to the Health and Wellness Centre. Installation of main switch boards continues in preparation for the mains power connection. The new state-of-the-art gym will include NOVOFIT equipment, a world-leading supplier of both cardio and resistance training equipment including renowned international brands Precor, Startrac and Schwinn. Overlooking Park Parade, the gym will include over 100 pieces of cardio and strength equipment accessible for all levels of users.  Outside, work on the building’s façade continues. Natural ventilation doors and balustrades, as well as parapet cladding have been installed so that the perforated screen can be mounted.  
 

Inside the gym being built
View of the new gym area which will offer over 100 pieces of NOVOFIT equipment

Up at roof level, concrete base slabs are being poured around the facility’s ring framework. This will provide a safe, level path for visitors to walk around the aquatic centre, enjoying the internal view of the outdoor 50m pool and open space as well as beyond to the Parramatta CBD. 

On the roof of new building
A circular walking path allows visitors to enjoy the view.

Council is using renewable energy at the centre that not only sets an example, it also benefits the community. Solar panel installation is well advanced on the roof of the Health and Wellness Centre. These panels deliver a 198Kw system, making Parramatta Aquatic Centre sustainable, efficient and delivering good environmental outcomes.

Solar panels on the new building
Installation of solar panels are nearing completion.

A visual delight

Textures, colours and materials will be a feast for the eyes throughout the aquatic centre. Now that the glazed glass panels have been installed, the light is diffused around the centre. The gabion walls, featuring earthy warm coloured rocks strategically placed in each cage, welcome you at the entrance of the centre and feature in an internal courtyard next to the café. 

Rock wall
 

These walls are complimented by the blackbutt timber wall linings which will run the full internal length of the Health and Wellness Centre. 

wood wall

Throughout the pool halls the soft grey of the internal walls create interest and shadows as they mimic wavy rock formations. These pre-cast, poured concrete walls not only look deceptively real, they can also look dynamic from a distance. 

Concrete wall

 

Interested in a career in aquatics?

City of Parramatta welcomes enquiries from those interested in a career at the Parramatta Aquatic Centre. A wide range of roles will be available to passionate and enthusiastic people. You can register your interest with Council’s Recruitment Team 

Inside the ring, pool being built
Inside the ring – the 50m outdoor pool is excavated on the right.

 

Inside new building
An accessible ramp entrance into the 25m indoor recreational pool

 

Inside new building with natural light
Natural light will flood the all-abilities water play zone

 

 

 

 

Designs

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Artist impressions of the new Aquatic Centre

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