Ashfield Aquatic Centre redevelopment

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June 2018

The Ashfield Aquatic Centre closed in April 2018. Since the closure decommissioning works have been undertaken including:

  • Detailed inspection of the indoor pool to scope planned maintenance requirements during the construction period
  • Salvaging of historical memorabilia
  • Transfer of suitable pool equipment
  • Transfer of staff and bookings

The select tender process commences in mid-June 2018. Following appointment of a contractor demolition is expected to commence in October 2018.

The Ashfield Aquatic Centre is expected to be completed in early 2020.

Redevelopment plan

Council approved the redevelopment of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre on 27 February 2018. Read the meeting minutes about the Ashfield Aquatic Centre redevelopment

The redevelopment will include a state-of-the-art mix of contemporary facilities.

The redevelopment is needed to keep the facilities at an appropriate usable standard, and the 50 metre outdoor pool is nearing the end of its usable life.

The redevelopment will include:

  • A new 50 metre outdoor pool with accessible ramp and pool divider
  • A new outdoor pool with movable floor that can change its depth, opening it up for a wide range of uses
  • A new children’s leisure pool with landscaping and green wall
  • Spa, steam and sauna facilities
  • An improved entrance with customer service area, change rooms, crèche and retail space
  • A new health and fitness centre
  • New community meeting room facilities
  • New café and kiosk
  • A community green space and covered seating
  • Landscaped areas and terraces for the external pools
  • Increased parking spaces.

Existing memberships

Members have three options:

  1. Place periodic or multi entry membership on hold until the refurbished centre reopens
  2. Transfer periodic or multi entry membership to Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre
  3. Refund the unused portion of membership.

Membership option forms are available at the Ashfield Aquatic Centre or below:

Ashfield Aquatic Centre Transfer Membership Form (PDF 151.2KB)

Swim classes

Learn-to-swim classes are available at Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC) Please visit the LPAC Learn to Swim website or contact for details.

Further information

For any further information please contact Darren Thorne, Centre Operations Coordinator,


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