Outside view of the entrance of building

Maitland has a long history of public swimming pools, with the construction of the original King George V Memorial Pool going back to the late 1930’s.

Graph also has a bit of a history with the construction of swimming pools, but it’s a much more recent history and includes:

  • Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre, for Cessnock Council (2002)
  • Balance Collective Spa and Health Centre, Mayfield, for Wests Group (2004)

In December 2015, Maitland Council called open tenders for the construction of a new indoor 25m heated swimming pool.  The eight-lane pool is an addition to council’s existing swimming pool complex in Maitland Park, and its completion allows for the Maitland community to enjoy the benefits of swimming not just in summer, but throughout the year.

The project incorporated:

  • demolition of the existing toddler’s pool and the relocation of an existing sewer main to clear the site for the new indoor pool;
  • alterations and additions to existing facilities, including pedestrian footpaths and covered walkways, service vehicle access roads, and the main amenities building (to provide improved user comfort during the winter months);
  • installation of a new main switchboard for the overall complex, including alterations to the previous main switchboard to suit;
  • construction of the new, 25m indoor heated pool of eight lanes, complete with large, double, glazed windows to take full advantage of the setting within Maitland Park;
  • complex mechanical services comprising pool filtration system, water heating system and the air conditioning of the indoor space.

The alterations to the existing pool facilities were undertaken during the winter months, while the existing 50m pool was in its annual closedown.  The existing facilities otherwise remained fully operational throughout the course of the project.

Project:

Maitland Park Aquatic Centre

Address:

Les Darcy Drive, Maitland

Details:

Construction of a new heated indoor 25m swimming pool and associated site works on the site of Council’s existing 50m pool, plus some alterations and additions to the existing amenities building.

Client:

Maitland City Council

Architect:

BVN Architecture, Sydney

Completion Date:

July 2017

Cost:

$8.8m (excluding GST)