In recent years, we have engaged with our community about the future of aquatic facilities in our region.

After listening to the feedback and in consideration of Blueprint 100 (Council's plan for sustainable growth) and the Bicentennial Park Master Plan, we now want to restart our conversation and reveal a change to our approach.

We are committed to catering for everyone who uses our aquatic facilities, inlcuding;

  • family groups seeking water recreation
  • people who swim laps to exercise
  • competitive swimmers
  • visitors to our region
  • community members recovering from injury using aquatic activities
  • those who want to learn to swim or improve their swimming ability

This includes a reaffirmation of our commitment to a Tamworth Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre but with a staged approach to its delivery and the redevelopment of Tamworth's Olympic Pool site with more of a lifestyle and recreation focus while continuing to have a design which caters for lap swimmers.

We will have two separate aquatic facilities to provide for the future needs of the whole community.

The proposed facilities include:

  1. Tamworth Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre and the Northern Inland Centre of Sport and Health (adjoining the Tamworth Sports Dome)
  2. Tamworth Adventure Pool (proposed for the Tamworth Olympic Pool site)

We are actively seeking grant opportunities from the NSW Government and Australian Government.