Overview

The Tamworth Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre and Northern Inland Centre of Sport and Health will be a fully accessible aquatics facility, combined with contemporary elements for leisure, social engagement, fitness, health, education and active recreation, for current and future generations.

The facility will have two key components:

Tamworth Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre

The Centre will be a fully accessible aquatics facility, combined with contemporary elements for leisure, social engagement, fitness, health and active recreation, for current and future generations. It will have the potential to host elite events at regional, state and national level, as well as athlete development and training pathway programs.

Northern Inland Centre of Sport and Health

This facility will provide a sports hub with business accommodation, integrated learning, sport and health research along with medical and allied health services. This facility will provide elite performance sport infrastructure, incorporating a versatile multipurpose indoor sports training facility. It will provide the opportunity for the community, athletes, sporting teams and school groups to partake in educational programs and high-performance training, in a modern indoor setting - promoting innovation in sports science, sports medicine and technology.

The facility will contribute to economic sustainability, growth and liveability for the Tamworth region, through employment generation, tourism and increased visitation associated with major sporting events and an extraordinary recreational facility.

This project is planned to be delivered in two stages. The first stage will include indoor elements and the second stage the outdoor pool and water slides.

The concept

Stage 1

Stage 1 components include:

Tamworth Regional Aquatic Centre

Northern Inland Centre of Sport and Health

  • Indoor 51.5m, 10 lane pool
  • Learn to swim and program pool
  • Leisure pool with water play
  • Spa and sauna
  • Gym - strength and cardio
  • Health and fitness rooms
  • Foyer, reception and cafe
  • Wet and dry lounge
  • Accessible amenities
  • Administration, offices, first aid
  • Child minding / creche
  • Plant and stores
  • Parking
  • Functional gym including strength and conditioning
  • Indoor to outdoor sprint track
  • Sports science testing lab
  • Allied health consulting rooms x 12
  • Program rehabilitation gym
  • Administration / sports house
  • Education and university teaching and meeting rooms
  • Reception and accessible amenities
Stage one map

Concept design of stage 1 ground floor

stage one plan

Concept design of stage 1 second storey

Stage 2

Stage 2 components include:

  • Outdoor water slides
  • Outdoor 50m, 10 lane pool
Concept design

Concept design including stages 1 and 2.

Objectives

Driving the development of the Tamworth Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre and the Northern Inland Centre of Sport and Health are the following objectives:

Funding

We are actively seeking grant opportunities from the NSW Government and Australian Government. Before any funding commitments are made, we will inform the community and discuss openly any costs Council and the community may be required to contribute.