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
Northam Aquatic Centre moves toward January 2020 opening
Designed to reinvigorate Northam's sport precinct, the new $6.2 million Northam Aquatic Centre is on target to open by January 2020.
Being built next to the Northam Recreation Centre, the new facility will including a 50 metre heated pool, leisure pools, waterslides, new changing facilities and barbeque areas.
Replace the current Northam Olympic Pool, work is being undertaken by developers Cooper and Oxley with aquatic installations delivered by Commercial Aquatics Australia.
Shire of Northam Chief Executive Jason Whiteaker told local newspaper the Avon Valley Advocate that works are progressing at a promising rate, commenting “all the ground works have been completed with drainage, piping and general set out.
“The swimming pools have basically been formed and the building shells have also been erected recently.
"The slides were delivered on site last week, whilst the small extension to the administration area was completed two weeks ago and signed off."
He advised that the aquatic centre would complement the already existing skate park and recreation centre, adding “we are looking at a range of options to connect this area to the youth space.
"These designs will be finalised in the coming six to eight weeks.
"The youth and family space has been a great success and has provided a real focal point for families and young people.
"Once the aquatic facility development has been completed the precinct will be a significant asset for the community and the region.
"Once works have been finalised on the aquatic facility the focus will turn to remediating Jubilee Oval so it can be once again used not only for football, but as a general community open space."
The new development Chief executive officer Jason Whiteaker said the new aquatic facility development will be delivered at a greater overall cost than was originally projected, the net financial impact to Council will be $570,000 more than its budget.
It has been backed by $4.7 million in external grant funding, consisting of $1.5 million from the Western Australian Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) and $3.2 million from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.”
Commercial Aquatics have been engaged to undertake the construction of the new concrete and tile 50 metre pool, complete with access ramp, extended 2 metre depth section to facilitate full size water polo field. The new concrete and tile leisure pool features multiple zones including a lap section, beach entry leisure, separate beach entry toddler’s pool, Learn to Swim and a shaded 300mm depth water play area.
Northam is located in the wheatbelt region east of Perth.
Click here to view Commercial Aquatics Australia’s entry and contact details in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.
Image shows an artist's impression of the new Northam Aquatic Centre. Courtesy of Donovan Payne architects.
9th December 2018 - Three WA facilities recognised as Waterwise Aquatic Centres
17th February 2017 - $3.5 million backing for regional sporting facilities in Western Australia
12th December 2015 - Bold Park Aquatic reopens after $12 million redevelopment
13th August 2015 - Northam and Wundowie pools dive into water saving program
7th April 2015 - WA Government backs regional pools with $2.8 million funding
14th January 2015 - 10 million annual visits to public pools in Western Australia
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.
Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…read more
Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…read more
SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…read more
Mattioli provides award winning painting, flooring and waterproofing services to the aquatics and recreation sector. We’re recognised as the leading contractor in the industry with award-winning…read more
Fitness On Demand™ is a market-leading developer of virtual group fitness products. Our innovative video delivery systems offer robust content and a simple-to-use, comprehensive web app. Fitness…read more
Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…read more
Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!