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Work on Sydney's Huge New Gunyama Park Aquatic Centre Kicks Off Next Month

It's the biggest swimming facility built here since the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
By Libby Curran
January 24, 2018
By Libby Curran
January 24, 2018

Sydneysiders can start plotting their swim sessions for summer 2020, with the announcement that work will begin next month on the city's biggest aquatic centre to be built since the 2000 Olympic Games.

The City of Sydney has confirmed locally-based CPB Contractors will head up the construction of its new $84 million Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre in Green Square, with plans for the development to open in just over two years.

The design by Sydney architect Andrew Burges was chosen as part of a council-run design competition back in 2014. The centre looks set to be one very schmick operation, with a heated 50-metre outdoor pool inspired by Sydney's iconic ocean pools, as well as a heated indoor leisure water area, a hydrotherapy pool and a 25-metre indoor pool. There'll be a co-generation scheme supplying heating and power, a multipurpose sporting field, a gym and outdoor training area, while celebrated Aboriginal artist Jonathan Jones is lending his talents to a new public artwork for the site.

Just be prepared to share — with a huge 61,000 residents expected to call the surrounding 278-hectare Green Square area home by the year 2030, Gunyama Park and Aquatic Centre sure won't be the most secluded spot to swim in Sydney.

The Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre will open on Joynton Avenue, Zetland in early 2020. We'll keep you updated on its progress. 

Image Credit: City of Sydney and Andrew Burges Architects with Grimshaw and TCL.

Published on January 24, 2018 by Libby Curran

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