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New Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre to be heated by cogeneration system

New Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre to be heated by cogeneration system
January 29, 2020

The City of Sydney’s new Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre is to be heated by a cogeneration system from Simons Green Energy.

With an unconventional design inspired by Sydney’s famous ocean swimming spots, the new facility will offer a 50 metre heated outdoor pool set within a larger, irregular shaped ‘beach pool’; a 25 metre heated indoor program pool; an indoor leisure pool; a heated hydrotherapy pool; and a a health and fitness centre and covered outdoor yoga deck.

It will also offer adjacent outdoor space with a playground and picnic facilities, a fitness training circuit and a 4,950 metre² multipurpose sports field.

With cogeneration claimed to offer high efficiency levels, the system will mean that the $90 million facility will need less fuel to create similar levels of electricity and heat in comparison to other systems while also reducing energy wastage.

On their website, Simons Green Energy advise “we have designed an innovative energy cogeneration system to heat and power the centre (that) will give … flexibility in managing energy consumption.

“It will also make the Centre significantly cheaper to run every year.”

A large array of solar panels on the roof of the Centre will connect to the City’s local electricity network in the Green Infrastructure Centre in Joynton Avenue.

Simons Green Energy add “this means surplus electricity will be used to power buildings in the neighbouring community and cultural precinct.”

Click here to contact Simons Green Energy via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Images show concepts for the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

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