North Sydney Olympic Pool
Council has taken the next step in redeveloping the North Sydney Olympic Pool by tendering for project management and design services.
Applications closed 15 May, with the aim to award both tenders in July 2018.
The Council resolved to develop Option 2 of the six options that were placed on public exhibition in 2015. This option includes replacing the 50m pool, relocating the gym, widening the 25m pool to eight lanes and updating the crèche facility.
Council, at its meeting on 21 March 2016 considered:
- THAT Council defers the decision on the next steps in relation to the North Sydney Olympic Pool redevelopment.
- THAT during the period of deferment, a Councillor workshop(s) facilitated by an independent professional moderator be held, to allow all Councillors the opportunity to speak openly and ensure that all relevant information, including the history of the pool, demographic projections for the next 20, 50 and 75 years, and their impact on needs/demands in relation to the pool, avenues for sourcing/applying for State and Federal funding, is provided/presented.
- THAT the General Manager and the Directors of City Strategy, Open Space and Engineering also attend the workshop.
- THAT if necessary, further or refined options for the redevelopment of the North Sydney Olympic Pool are commissioned.
Timeline - Key Dates
Phase 1 consultation - September to November 2014
Draft options considered by Council - March/April 2015
Phase 2 consultation - completed 25 September 2015
Phase 2 community feedback reported to Council - 16 November 2015