The eagerly awaited Adelaide Aquatic Centre has received the green light for construction, promising to transform the city’s aquatic leisure scene. With a focus on sustainability and community needs, this state-of-the-art facility is set to become a hub for recreational activities and bring forth a greener future.
Designed to meet the highest standards of sustainability, the aquatic centre will be powered entirely by 100 percent renewable energy sources. This commitment aligns with South Australia’s broader goal of achieving a more sustainable future. The State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) recently granted approval for the sustainably designed center, to be located in North Adelaide’s Park 2.
Sarah Constructions Pty Ltd, a renowned South Australian company known for its expertise in constructing community recreation facilities, has been chosen as the builder for the $135 million facility. Their track record ensures that Adelaideans can expect a world-class aquatic center that exceeds expectations.
Newly released concept images provide a glimpse into the future of this transformative project. The aquatic center will offer an array of features, including indoor and outdoor pools, water slides, splash zones, recreation spaces, and state-of-the-art gym and fitness facilities. These amenities cater to the diverse needs and preferences of the community, making it an inclusive space for all.
One key aspect of the project is the restoration of the existing aquatic center site upon its demolition, which will lead to the return of over 1000 square meters of land to Park Lands. This opens up more space for recreational activities and fosters a stronger sense of community.
Anticipation is building as the construction phase approaches, knowing that the new Adelaide Aquatic Centre will redefine aquatic leisure in the city. The government has also implemented interim arrangements to ensure minimal disruption during the construction period, accommodating the needs of sporting and community groups that currently use the pool.
Q: When will the new Adelaide Aquatic Centre be completed?
A: The anticipated completion of the project is planned for the summer of 2025-26.
Q: What are some features of the aquatic center?
A: The aquatic center will include indoor and outdoor pools, water slides, splash zones, recreation spaces, and modern gym and fitness facilities.
Q: How will sustainability be addressed in the project?
A: The center will be powered entirely by 100 percent renewable energy sources, aligning with South Australia’s goal of a greener future.
Q: What will happen to the existing Aquatic Centre during construction?
A: The existing Aquatic Centre will temporarily close from August 2024 until the completion of the project. Interim arrangements have been made to accommodate the needs of current users during this period.
Q: What is the significance of the restoration of the existing aquatic center site?
A: The restoration will result in the return of over 1000 square meters of land to the Park Lands, providing more recreational space for the community.
Q: How is the government supporting existing programs during construction?
A: Learn-to-swim places will be made available at various venues, and participants will receive an additional $150 Sports Voucher. The government is also enhancing local pools, extending outdoor pool seasons, and improving accessibility at selected venues.