Nine News Sydney visits Ashfield Aquatic Centre redevelopment /

As construction of the highly anticipated Ashfield Aquatic Centre redevelopment nears completion in time for spring with a grand opening scheduled for October 2020, Nine News Sydney had the opportunity to preview this state-of-the art facility in late July.

Watch the full media clip below.

Project details

Set to become the largest recreation centre in the Inner West Council area, the $44.7 million project involves demolishing the existing facility and replacing with:

  • New 50-metre outdoor pool with accessible ramp and pool divider
  • New outdoor program pool with a moveable floor
  • New children’s leisure pool with landscaping and green wall
  • New entry building with gym, café, change areas, crèche and retail space
  • New sauna, steam and spa
  • New community meeting rooms
  • Green space, covered seating, landscaped areas and terraces
  • Extra parking.

With a well-considered design that caters for recreational users through to elite sportspeople and teams, the new aquatic centre will offer a range of exciting and unique features.

For example, one pool has a moving floor that can change the depth from zero to 2.4 metres to allow for multipurpose use. Another pool has the capability to change length to serve the needs of different classes.

During the media site visit, Inner West Council Senior Manager for Sport and Recreation Simon Duck said, “Centres like this provide opportunity for children and the community, from the ages of zero all the way through to seniors and the elderly.

“There’s a chance for Olympic swimmers, water polo players, or even 50 years of memories and healthy lifestyles.”

For up-to-date project updates for Ashfield Aquatic Centre, visit the Inner West Council website.

Our role

Through NS Group’s involvement as Project Director and Contract Administrator on the Ashfield Aquatic Centre redevelopment project, our team has been working closely with the Inner West Council and project partners since 2018.

Separately, we have also been undertaking independent project assurance services at key milestones to audit the project and identify any issues. This provides greater confidence to Council, ensuring that project outcomes are being delivered.

Given our significant experience in managing the successful delivery of major aquatic centres and complex infrastructure projects for government clients, we are heavily focussed on implementing ‘lessons learned’ in the delivery of this redevelopment in order to control a tight budget and programme, whilst maximising the resulting community benefit.

Similar projects

Other aquatic facility-related projects in NS Group’s portfolio include: