Ashfield Aquatic Centre Update (24 Jul 2020)

The Centre is located at the corner of Elizabeth and Frederick Streets, Ashfield.
Councillors Marghanita da Cruz and Louise Steer

Foundation Membership of Ashfield Pool is now Available!

Foundation membership will include access to all the facilities, classes and pools at Ashfield Aquatic Centre as well as Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre and Dawn Fraser Baths at no extra charge.

* This special foundation membership is only for those who join before the centre opens and is for new members of Inner West Aquatics only. You will be charged your first fortnight fee to secure your membership ($48.60 proposed)...

The Pool is expected to open in October 2020.

A $40million loan facilty from the NSW Government to construct pool will be repaid over 20 years from a permanent special rate variation starting in 2015/6 by the former Ashfield Council. The tender was approved by Inner West Council on 13 Nov 2018 more

Council Meeting 28 July 2020 Agenda

Ashfield and other Aquatic CentreCharges are in the Council Fees and Charges on the Agenda see IWC Draft Fees and Charges 2020/21

Subject:         Ashfield Aquatic Centre - Project Update           

DISCUSSION Subject to any approved extensions of time, practical completion is on-target for 11 September 2020. Progress on-site is as follows:


·    Leisure pool – Steel structure around the pool is being erected.

·    Program pool – the moveable floor is currently being installed.

·    50m pool – Installation of the boom wall is due to commence.

·    Spa & Sauna – Services installation and internal fit-out ongoing.

·    Indoor pools – Retiling of the indoor pool is nearing completion.


Main Building

·    The timber cladding to the northern façade, café and ceiling from the lobby to the pool hall is complete.

·    The accessible changeroom off the pool hall is progressing well.

·    The café lease has been signed and fit-out is due to commence next week.[Ashfield Aquatic Centre café operator announced]

·    The upstairs timber flooring and gym rubber flooring has been installed.

Access Road and
Heat Pumps Blue Cubes on Plant Room


·    Plant room – The heat and pool pumps have been installed.

·    The louvres with the artwork are due to commence installation mid-July and will be overseen by the Artist.

·    The concourse around the pools is progressing well.

·    The outdoor lighting for the program pool and 50m pool is complete.

·    The shade structures to the barbeque area have been erected.

·    Installation of the solar panels has commenced.


The builder has established procedures to mitigate, where possible, the spread of COVID-19 onsite. There are no known cases amongst workers.


The project is on budget.  The approved budget for the Ashfield Aquatic Centre redevelopment is $44,752,145.  As at the end of June 2020, expenditure was $38,316,389 (86%).

Site Visit 24 July - Floating Floor

Plant Room - reduced the time to completely filter the main pool from 7 hours to 3 hours

Steam Room, Sauna and Spa

Indoor Pool

Foyer & Change Rooms

Foyer and Shower

Men's Change Rooms - Waterless Urinals and Automatic Taps


Children's Splash Pool