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Pool’s planned $45m upgrade a win for public, elite swimmers

The Ibrahim family had fun cooling off in Canterbury pool last week but they will have much more to enjoy when it is replaced with a new $45 million leisure and aquatic centre within three years.

A NEW $45 million leisure and aquatic centre will replace the 62-year-old Canterbury facility in 2024.

An artist’s impression of the new leisure and aquatic centre at Canterbury.

The City of Canterbury Bankstown has unveiled concept plans for the new centre and an immersive fly-through video tour, which highlights its new features, including a new 50-metre outdoor pool, 25-metre indoor pool, indoor heated therapy pool, zero-depth children’s water play area, an onsite cafe, sauna, gym and much more.
The centre is home to some of our City’s most elite squad swimmers, including national open water and pool age group champions – some have even been chosen to represent Australia at international championship events.
Harlee Elite Swim Squad Managing Director Alex Clarke says the redevelopment is welcome news that will assist his coaches and community of swimmers.
“It’s a great plan we can’t wait to see turn into reality. As well as being an unparalleled, state-of-the-art centre for everyone in the community to enjoy, it will also undoubtedly help raise our next generation of stars in the sport,” Mr Clarke said. Mayor Khal Asfour said that after extensive engagement and in-depth consultations with community members and industry experts, it made him “proud and excited for what’s to come”.
“It’s a massive win for our whole community and is a key investment in you – our community members – to provide leading, world-class facilities for decades to come.”