$25M Casuarina Aquatic & Leisure Centre Draft Masterplan Open For Feedback

City of Darwin’s Draft Aquatic and Leisure Masterplan is now open for community feedback.

The existing pool in Casuarina is more than 40 years old and City of Darwin has allocated $25M to transform the site into a family friendly aquatic and leisure destination.

Local architect firm Ashford Group Pty Ltd have developed the Draft Masterplan, which incorporates a resort style lagoon, swimming pool and learn to swim pools, wet and dry play areas, fitness equipment, picnic and BBQ facilities, room to co-locate a restaurant / café and allied health services, all in a shaded and tropical setting.

Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said “The aim is to transform this large area into a multi-use facility which will appeal to a wide audience.”

“Around the world the focus for new swimming pool developments is creating spaces that are fun, versatile and appeal to people of all ages and abilities – and I believe the Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre Draft Masterplan achieves that.”

“We are asking the community to provide feedback, we want the community to have their say prior to the design being finalised.”

“We won’t proceed to the next stage until we have this feedback as we want this facility to meet the needs and expectations of the community for another 50 years.”

City of Darwin’s 2020/21 Municipal Plan allocated $25M toward the redevelopment of the Casuarina Pool. Community consultation closes on Friday 23 October and will inform any changes to the Draft Masterplan, with the final concept plan to be presented at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 24 November, 2020.

To provide feedback go to: https://engage.darwin.nt.gov.au/casuarina-pool

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