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Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre Upgrade

Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre Upgrade

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Category: Venues and facilities

Plans are well underway to transform the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre into a state-of-the-art aquatic facility.

The Council is currently finalising a tender process so that work can get underway at the Centre as soon as possible. 

The Council is delivering the multi-million dollar project, which includes a $5.6 million Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program contribution from the State Government.

 Project details

A full design team consisting of architects and engineers has been engaged during the past year and undertaken a considerable amount of design work.

The following outcomes have been achieved to date:

  • 95% completion of detailed design and documentation
  • planning approval and;
  • five local building companies have been selected to tender for the works.

The Council appreciates the community's understanding and patience while the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre is closed for redevelopment.

The Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre Upgrade will include:

  • an 8 lane, 25 metre indoor pool
  • an 11 x 20 metre indoor learner’s pool
  • a 10 lane, 50 metre outdoor pool
  • a 14 metre tall tower with two waterslides
  • a zero-depth waterplay area
  • multiple male, female and unisex all-access changerooms with showers, toilets and lockers
  • multipurpose meeting room
  • shade shelters, picnic seating and barbeques.

Each pool will have an all-access entry via ramp or lift. Aquatic wheelchairs will be available for public use.

Site Address

194 OG Rd, Felixstow SA 5070


$24,000,000 +

Project Contact

Contact Jared Barnes

Contact role Project Manager, Urban Design and Special Projects

Phone 08 8366 4555


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  • Concept design endorsed by Council

    3 May 2021


  • Tender for Design

    November 2021


  • Schematic Design endorsed by Council

    2 May 2022


  • Detail design and documentation

    May 2022 - July 2023


  • Tender for construction

    August - November 2023

    In progress

  • Contract awarded

    December 2023


  • Construction works

    Date to be confirmed


  • New Centre open to the public

    Date to be confirmed