The City of Canterbury Bankstown has appointed Australian commercial builder, Lipman, to construct the much-anticipated Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic Centre.
The new state-of-the-art centre will feature:
- Three heated bodies of water including a 50-metre outdoor pool, 25-metre indoor pool and indoor warm water program pools;
- A zero-depth children’s water play area;
- Accessible change facilities;
- Onsite cafe;
- Allied health services;
- Gym and fitness centre.
Since the site’s closure in July, the existing 64-year-old facility has been decommissioned and demolition work will commence in the coming weeks.
Construction work for the new facility is expected to begin in January and will take up to 24 months to complete.
In September, Lipman completed the Parramatta Aquatic Centre and has a history of expertise in the leisure and aquatic sector. The company has also completed projects for Wet n’ Wild theme park (now Raging Waters) and Lunar Park. They are currently working on constructing URBNSURF Sydney at Sydney’s Olympic Park, which will open in March next year.
Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said Council was looking forward to working with the highly experienced family-owned construction company.
“This is the biggest project this Council has embarked on in its history… and this amazing facility will not only serve our residents, but it will also attract customers from greater Sydney for many years to come,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
“I can’t wait for the community of Canterbury-Bankstown to have their own world-class facility right on their doorstep.”
The project is part of Council’s $170 million strategic plan, which aims to renew and revitalise Council’s services and facilities to improve community health and wellbeing.
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