Callan Park Tidal Pool approved

Tuesday 27 February 2023

After an exhaustive testing process, the Inner West Council now has the final approval for a new tidal pool at Callan Park.

The approved plan is for a fifty-metre pool incorporating swimming lanes, an extensive jetty and two moored pontoons that bathers and families can utilise as platforms for sunbathing and diving. The pool is located on the popular Bay Run and will be a modern counterpart to the nearby, historic Dawn Fraser Baths.

The approval process involved two years of extensive water quality testing, environmental impact research, river depth and floor quality testing and approvals from Maritime Services and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Inner West Mayor, Darcy Byrne said:

“With its position at the heart of the Bay Run, the Callan Park Tidal Pool can become a Sydney Icon. With our location finalised and all approvals now granted, we are ready to partner with the NSW Government to fund the construction of this beautiful, new swim site.”

High resolution photos and animation of the design available on request.

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