Georges River matters with Kevin Greene: Aquatic facility in the Georges River area

Councillor Kevin Greene, Mayor
Councillor Kevin Greene, Mayor

The Georges River Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy 2019-2036 recognises the need for a third regional aquatic facility in the Georges River area.

Council commissioned the Otium Planning Group Pty Ltd to provide advice on what type of aquatic facility we need to build to be financially viable and meet the needs of our population into the future.

Otium is the expert in this field in Australia. It has completed over 100 business cases for aquatic facilities across the country.

The extensive research told us we need to build an aquatic complex which is inclusive of all users.

This means catering for families, lap swimmers, elite swimmers, learn to swim, and elderly residents who might want access to warmer hydrotherapy pools.

Last night Council decided to proceed with the further investigation of Todd Park, Blakehurst as the proposed site for a regional aquatic facility.

Council envisages that a new regional aquatic facility will contain a multi-user 50 metre, 10 lane, pool catering for both competitive and recreational swimmers. Toddlers and people learning to swim would have ample opportunity with a 25-metre indoor learn to swim and leisure pool.

A new facility should also allow children to experience a water play and splash pad and waterslides and adventure water area, along with a place to focus on health and wellness with a gym, group fitness rooms, spas and sauna amenities, hydrotherapy for rehab and health support services such as rooms for physios.

Whilst recent debate has been focused on possible locations for a new regional aquatic facility, there is no doubt that Councillors are determined to provide the best facility possible for all of the Georges River community.

Councillor Kevin Greene, Mayor