Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Former Golf Club to be redeveloped as site for new Parramatta Aquatic Centre

Former Golf Club to be redeveloped as site for new Parramatta Aquatic Centre
June 22, 2016

The NSW Government has identified land at the former Parramatta Golf Course as being a suitable site for a new aquatic centre to replace the Parramatta Swimming Centre – which is being demolished as part of the redevelopment of the Parramatta Stadium.

Following work between the NSW Government, the City of Parramatta and the site’s owner, Parramatta Park Trust, NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the eastern end of the former Parramatta Golf Course, which went into voluntary administration in April last year, has been pinpointed

Minister Ayres explained “a feasibility study will now be conducted to confirm the suitability of the former golf course site and a master plan will be developed to explore opportunities for the area to be upgraded and repurposed for public use.”

However, the Minister did not commit any NSW Government funds for the new facility, adding “subject to the finalisation of funding arrangements, the City of Parramatta Council will be responsible for delivering the new aquatic centre.”

Operated by the City of Parramatta, the current Parramatta Swimming Centre sits on land leased, on a month-by-month basis, from the Parramatta Park Trust.

Rather than being incorporated into the design of the new Parramatta/ Western Sydney Stadium project, the outdoor facility is to be demolished.

A statement from the NSW Government claimed that the Parramatta Swimming Centre was being demolished because of the “bigger footprint ... needed as a result of modern security requirements that mean more circulation zones around the stadium and due to the need for improved pedestrian and vehicle access.”

Administrator of the City of Parramatta, Amanda Chadwick, said the NSW Government’s masterplan is a good opportunity for Council to design and build a modern aquatic facility close to the CBD.

She explained “we know our residents and workers want and need a swimming centre that is close to the CBD to support health and fitness and to provide swimming classes and school activities.

“We look forward to working with the Government, particularly the Parramatta Park Trust, on the feasibility and master planning work.”

Located to the south of the Parramatta River, just along from the thriving Westfield Parramatta shopping centre, the Parramatta Golf Course had also been suggested as a site for the relocated the Powerhouse Museum (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences).

The former nine-hole golf course occupies 25 hectares of public open space.

Parramatta Swimming Centre will remain open throughout the 2016/17 summer season until the end of March 2017.

The master planning process will be led by the Parramatta Park Trust.

Images: The current Parramatta Swimming Centre (top) and the former Parramatta Golf Course (below).

2nd June 2016 - PARRAMATTA STADIUM REDEVELOPMENT ENTERS DESIGN PHASE

15th April 2016 - PARRAMATTA POOL SET FOR DEMOLITION AS PART OF PIRTEK STADIUM REDEVELOPMENT 

14th April 2016 - SYDNEY’S STADIUM DEBATE OVER AS NSW GOVERNMENT COMMITS $1.6 BILLION TO REFURBISHMENTS

11th April 2016 - POWERHOUSE MUSEUM TO BE RELOCATED TO THE BANKS OF THE PARRAMATTA RIVER

17th February 2016 - PIRTEK STADIUM EXPANSION TO REQUIRE DEMOLITION OF PARRAMATTA SWIMMING CENTRE

9th July 2015 - HOLROYD CITY COUNCIL ADVANCES PLANS FOR REGIONAL AQUATIC WELLNESS CENTRE


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.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Crystal Pools

Crystal Pools has a solid history of performance on a wide variety of government and commercial projects and is the name behind many of Australia’s most innovative and ambitious aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Design

 
 

SGL GROUP

SGL is an innovative and progressive lifestyle, leisure and community consulting practice, operated by Phillip Gray and active since 1988. SGL has undertaken an extensive range of sport,…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Fitness / Recreation / Sport

 
 

Altitude Training Systems

Also at 3 Squill Place, Arndell Park NSW 2148 ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 

SLE WORLDWIDE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…

read more

Insurance / Venues

 
 

Pico Play

Pico is a global leader in Total Brand Activation. We specialise in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands. Leveraging a track record in experience design that spans half a…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 

GreeneDesk

Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Education / Fitness / Technology

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Rae-Line

Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Safety / Sport

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business