Introduction

Aquatic activity has been an important part of our region’s identity for over 80 years. Last year, we asked for your feedback on our future aquatic needs. You told us that a new facility should be considered and gave your ideas on what you’d like to see as part of a new facility. We’ve taken your feedback on board and have been busy working on some concept designs. We’d love you to let us know what you think of these designs.

If you didn’t complete the survey last year, this is your chance to have your say and tell us if you support a new aquatic and leisure facility.

What you've told us

Community consultations have been conducted across the city and region through multiple methods. Here are the results of the consultation:

Aquatic survey results

Should we make it happen?

Do you support the development of a new aquatic and leisure facility in Tamworth understanding that in order to fund the new facility, we would need to sell our two existing swimming pools

This is also on the proviso that existing pools would remain in operation until a new facility is open to the public.

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Ready to have your say? Please go on to the following tab 'Concept Designs' to participate in the conversation.


Our starting point - essential elements

We know from extensive consultation, industry research and expert advice that there are some key elements that make aquatic & leisure facilities viable.

We will need to include these essential operational elements and combine them with other features that will attract people to use the facility, make the time at the centre more enjoyable; and offer commercial components that offset operational costs.

Council considers that the following elements are a must. These aspects are not optional and need to be included to make this a successful venture for the whole community, we are calling this ZONE 1. Take a look at the design and list below that includes the essential components and note they are included in all three concept designs for consideration below.

Zone 1
GroundFloor
  • Central Foyer& Reception
  • Child Crèche
  • Admin offices
  • Merchandising area
  • Lift and Stairs to 1st Floor
  • Staff & Public Amenities
  • Learn to Swim / Program Pool
  • Party / Event Hire Room
  • Events Management Room
  • Pool Control / Life Guard room
  • Change Rooms
  • First Aid
  • Multi Purpose Meeting Room
  • Wet Splash Area including slides
  • Party / Event Room
  • Spas / Saunas
  • Warm Water Program Pool
  • Wellness Rooms (Hire / Lease)
  • Plant and Storage areas
  • Beach entry and Toddler pools
  • Café / Wet & Dry lounge areas
1st Floor
  • Fitness Reception
  • Fitness Office
  • Assessment Rooms
  • Amenities
  • Gym
  • Group Fitness area
  • Storage




Take a virtual tour

Take a virtual tour through one of the possible designs being considered to see what a new facility might look like.

Decision Time. Tell us what concept you like most?

Rank from 1 to 5 stars with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest, which concept you prefer

Zone 1 plus: 50 metre indoor and 50 metre outdoor and adventure slides. Estimate construction cost: $61 million. Estimated running costs: $850,000 per year

Option 1

Zone 1 plus: 50 metre outdoor and 25 metre indoor pool and Adventure slides. Estimate construction cost: $56 million. Estimated running costs: $700,000 per year

Option 2

Zone 1 plus: 50 metre indoor pool Estimate construction cost: $50 million. Estimated running costs: $600,000 per year

Option 3

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Tell us why you like the concepts you have chosen? Comment below

Now that you have told us what you liked, we would like to hear a little bit more about why they are important to you. Please leave your comments below.
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