Swimming Centres redevelopment wins Council and community support

11/12/2017

The strategic plan for the redevelopment of the Norwood and Payneham Memorial Swimming Centres has been endorsed by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

At its meeting held on 4 December 2017, the Council unanimously endorsed the Swimming Centres Long-term Strategy, which proposes the continuation of the current ‘two outdoor pools’ model and outlines the redevelopment works to be undertaken at each facility.

“The Council is pleased to have endorsed the Swimming Centres Long-term Strategy, which takes into account all of the comments which have been received from the community during the extensive engagement and consultation process and which informs the redevelopment of the Norwood and the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centres,” said City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor, Robert Bria.

“Since embarking on the Swimming Centres Review in 2015, the Council has put a great amount of time and effort into reviewing the existing facilities and engaging and consulting with the community, to ensure that these valued community assets remain relevant to the needs and expectations of our community.

“The comments received from the community following community consultation on the draft Strategy has been positive and showed widespread support for the proposed redevelopment plans for both the Norwood and Payneham Memorial Swimming Centres,” he said.

The proposed redevelopment at both Centres will incorporate:

  • refurbishment of the respective main pools, including relining of the pools, installation of ramps to allow disabled access, new filtration systems and upgrading of the plant room
  • replacement of the scum gutters with wet deck entry at the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre
  • replacement of the Learners/Teaching pools, which will include the provision for disabled access
  • installation of shade and the upgrade of facilities, such as the amenities building, barbeque and picnic facilities.

The redevelopment at the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre will also include the introduction of leisure water facilities aimed at babies and toddlers, as well as older children/teenagers, such as an interactive water park and a splash pad or zero water playground.

Planning for the redevelopment works to be undertaken at the Norwood and Payneham Memorial Swimming Centres will now commence.

For more information about the Swimming Centres Long-term Strategy, please contact the Council’s General Manager, Corporate Services, Sharon Perkins on 08 8366 4585.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077.