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Bayswater Waves indoor pool reopens for summer

The refurbished 25 metre indoor pool at Bayswater Waves is now open.

Jan 24 2022

The refurbished 25 metre indoor pool at Bayswater Waves is now open, marking the completion of stage one of the redevelopment of the community leisure facility.

Upgrades to the indoor pool, surrounding pathways and grandstand were completed in late December, as well as new outdoor changerooms, accessible change facilities and pool hoist, and pool hall and plant room upgrades.

City of Bayswater Mayor Filomena Piffaretti said the improvements made a considerable difference to the facility’s operations and visitor experience.

“Bayswater Waves is a special hub for our community and I’m sure everyone will be thrilled to see the improvements and get back into the refurbished pool this summer,” she said.

“The pool was remodelled to incorporate a separate, purpose-built learn to swim platform, which allows Bayswater Waves to meet the high demand for toddler and children’s classes with increased capacity and safety. Pool improvements also include new tiling to all surfaces, resurfaced concourse and refurbished grandstand. All surrounding pool lighting has been upgraded to LED too, which is a great step towards more sustainable pool operations.

“So everyone can enjoy our facilities, this stage of the refurbishment focused on accessibility for all users. A dedicated accessible change facility was built as part of the project, funded by the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. This facility features a modified toilet and shower and specialised hydraulic equipment including an adult change table and lifting hoist. A special lock system allows the change facilities to be kept safe and secure for users, while still providing easy access. A new bariatric mobile pool hoist with a 180kg capacity was also installed to service the refurbished pool, which offers users safe assisted entry from the pool deck into the water. The City also added an accessible pathway from the fitness centre emergency exit to Broadway and the main carpark.

“We are looking forward to delivering even more improvements to Bayswater Waves in the future. Planning for stage two of the redevelopment, including identification and approval of funding sources, will see a raft of further upgrades including remodelling of the main reception area, refurbishment of the wave pool and surrounding area, solar PV installation, expansion of the group fitness room and relocation of the administration block.

“A huge thank you to our Bayswater Waves community for their patience during the construction of the new pool. We’re excited to welcome all our aquarobics enthusiasts, parents and children and keen swimmers back to the indoor pool.”

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