Background to Pool Redevelopment


2020 December: Icon SI (Aust) Pty Ltd appointed to redevelop the North Sydney Olympic Pool.

2020 October: Final detailed design and tender documentation completed. Tenders called from a short list of eight prospective tenderers derived from an earlier Expression of Interest process.

2020 July: North Sydney Olympic Pool redevelopment received approval from the Sydney North Planning Panel on 1 July 2020. 

2020 April: Council resolves to adopt amended plans - view amended DA plans and other documentation through DA Tracking. Search for DA 347/19 in the search field.

2020 March: Brewster Hjorth Architects informs Council that the independent planner assessing the application has requested further information and design changes to address predominantly heritage issues.

2019 October: DA lodged and placed on public exhibition.

2019 August: Progress is reported to Council (13MB) and DA phase of the redevelopment project begins.

2019 March: North Sydney Council votes to progress redevelopment to Stage 2 Design – Preparation of a DA and Statutory Approvals). For more information on the redevelopment view Report to Council 25 March 2019 (29MB), Media Release 26 March 2019 (786KB).

2018 June: Following an extensive Tender process for Design and Project Management Services, Brewster Hjorth Architects and sub consultant team are appointed to redevelop the NSOP complex.

2017 November: A mayoral minute was put to Council where it was resolved to continue the project with Option 2. View mayoral minute and the full list of resolutions here.

2016 March: Outcome of Phase 2 Community Consultation reported to Council. Council resolves to defer the project. View NSOP Redevelopment Options March 2016 (2MB), Addendum NSOP Community Consultation Results March 2016 (131KB).

2015 August: Phase 2 Community Consultation of six options conducted.

2015 March: Council resolves to present six options developed from Phase 1 Community Consultation.

2014 December: Consultation findings presented to Council.

2014 September to November: Phase 1 Community Consultation conducted.

2014 December: Redevelopment masterplan options prepared by consultants.

2013 July: Redevelopment of North Sydney Olympic Pool approved by Council.