Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre regularly undertakes improvement projects to improve the facility for its patrons.
Below are some of the projects currently underway and some of our past projects.
LEICHHARDT PARK AQUATIC CENTRE (LPAC) - 10 YEAR PLAN
Council is currently developing a 10 year shared vision between Council and the Community.
Find out more about the LPAC 10 year plan
The LPAC Cogeneration Project began in November 2012 and was completed in June 2013 to:
- improve energy efficiency;
- reduce annual energy costs; and
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Council received a Federal Government Community Energy Efficiency Program Grant of $459,844 to assist with funding the project.
With the grant we replaced the existing electrically driven heat pumps with a cogeneration system comprising the following components:
- Two 30kWe micro turbines, capable of providing a combined 120kW of heat output
- Two high efficiency boilers each rated at 340kW
- A 30m3 thermal energy storage system
- New plantroom of 150m2 for housing the microturbines, boilers, heat exchangers and other plant equipment.
- A PoolPak unit for meeting the air and water heating requirements for the indoor pools.
- Upgrade of air distribution ductwork serving the indoor pool area.