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Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre Masterplan released for feedback

Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre Masterplan released for feedback
September 16, 2020

Offering the community the opportunity to provide feedback, City of Darwin has released their Draft Aquatic and Leisure Masterplan for the redevelopment of Casuarina Pool which includes a resort style lagoon, swimming pool and learn to swim pools.

The existing pool is more than 40 years old and City of Darwin has allocated $25 mllion to transform the facility into a family friendly aquatic and leisure destination.

Local architect firm Ashford Group Pty Ltd have developed a Draft Masterplan, which incorporates a resort style lagoon, swimming pool and learn to swim pools, wet and dry play areas, fitness equipment, picnic and BBQ facilities and room to co-locate a restaurant / café and allied health services, in a shaded and tropical setting.

Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis advised “The aim is to transform this large area into a multi-use facility which will appeal to a wide audience.

“Around the world the focus for new swimming pool developments is creating spaces that are fun, versatile and appeal to people of all ages and abilities - and I believe the Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre Draft Masterplan achieves that.

 “We are asking the community to provide feedback, we want the community to have their say prior to the design being finalised.

“We won’t proceed to the next stage until we have this feedback as we want this facility to meet the needs and expectations of the community for another 50 years.”

City of Darwin’s 2020/21 Municipal Plan allocated $25 million toward the redevelopment of the Casuarina Pool. Community consultation opens on 28th September and will inform any changes to the Draft Masterplan, with the final concept plan to be presented at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 24 November, 2020.

To provide feedback click here 

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3rd June 2020 - Casuarina Swimming Pool masterplan awarded to Ashford Architects.

18th January 2013 - Plans for FEC in Casuarina

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