Parramatta aquatic and leisure centre gets final tick of approval

PARRAMATTA’S state-of-the-art aquatic and leisure centre is one step closer to construction after City of Parramatta Council received approval to build the critical project.

The Sydney Central City Planning Panel has endorsed Council’s Development Application for the $77M facility, which will boast three new pools, a water play area, and premium fitness facilities.

“I know I speak for the whole community when I say I’m thrilled to see Parramatta’s much-anticipated aquatic and leisure centre get the green light,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said.

“What the team has designed is more than a swimming centre – it’s a multifunctional recreational hub where the community can meet, swim, play, exercise and dine, right in the heart of global Sydney.”

Council will announce a builder early next year following a rigorous selective tender process, with construction set to begin in 2021.

The project, scheduled for completion in 2023, is being co-funded by the NSW Government and has the support of Parramatta Park Trust.

“This is a significant milestone in the development of this fantastic facility for the local community,” Acting Minister for Sport and Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee said.

“I look forward to seeing construction commence in the new year, creating local jobs and helping boost the economy.”

Located in the lush surrounds of Parramatta Park, the centre will feature a 50-metre, 10-lane outdoor heated pool with seating; a 25-metre, indoor recreational pool; an indoor Learn to Swim pool; indoor splash play area; multipurpose community rooms; spa and sauna facilities; a fitness centre, including a modern gym and program rooms; cafe; and up to 200 parking spaces.

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