As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…read more
Floating pool proposed for Swan River at Perth’s Elizabeth Quay
A consortium of Western Australian aquatic industry professionals, including developers, architects, engineers and planners, has proposed a floating pool and extensive deck for the Swan River in the heart of Perth city near Elizabeth Quay.
Echoing similar proposals in recent years for the River Torrens in Adelaide and the Yarra River in Melbourne, the facility would be a 100-metre long floating deck featuring a swimming pool/lagoon filled with chemical-free filtered river water, public open space and venues for events and exhibitions.
Swan River Deck Director Grant Oldfield says the team has been working on the idea for a few years with the aim of leveraging the value of the Swan River.
Advising that people are looking for a fusion of the urban environment with the natural environment, Oldfield advised “it’s not just about being in a city, it’s about how you experience nature in the city.”
The development group, Northstar Development have submitted the deck proposal to the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ Perth Water Precinct Plan for public consultation and have liaised with government and industry authorities.
Western Australian Tourism Minister Paul Papalia says that while a formal proposal has yet to be received, an in-river swimming pool on the city’s doorstep would add to the variety of experiences available to locals and tourists.
Oldfield urged people to visit the Swan River deck website and share their thoughts on the project, adding “the key thing to emphasis at this time is that we are seeking feedback and support from the public on the proposal. Formal feedback can be submitted using a short survey at survey monkey.”
For more information go to swanriverdeck.com
Images of the proposed Swan River Deck courtesy of Swan River Deck/Northstar Development.
22nd January 2018 - Beachside pool opening set to revitalise Scarborough Esplanade
11th October 2017 - Plans revealed for St Kilda Pier facelift
13th April 2017 - City of Melville approves lease for URBNSURF Perth wave park
24th February 2017 - 6.6 million people visit Perth’s Elizabeth Quay in first year
17th December 2015 - Perth Elizabeth Quay set for spectacular January opening
17th January 2012 - Floating pool for Adelaide’s River Torrens?
5th February 2010 - Plan for Giant Pool on the Yarra
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Neptune Benson is a manufacturer of high quality water filtration and disinfection products for the recreational, industrial, and municipal water markets. With more than 20,000 installations…read more
Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…read more
Talk To Us For Independent Advice & Specialised Services We're business people, not sales reps IP HUB is one of Australia’s leading advisors on telecoms for both small businesses and…read more
Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia and Australia, Technogym exports its…read more
We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…read more
Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…read more
Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!