Improved access for people with disability will feature in a raft of upgrades coming to Bayswater Waves over the coming months.
Refurbishment works will begin at the end of the January school holidays at the popular recreational facility, which currently welcomes more than 750,000 visits a year.
Accessibility upgrades include installing extra-wide turnstiles, a new wheelchair-friendly front desk, additional railings around the wave pool, improvements to the indoor and outdoor ramps, and updates to the two family changerooms.
Sustainability improvements will include upgrading the remaining lights to LED and expanding the solar PV system.
Other upgrades include increasing the capacity of the group fitness room, separating reception from the aquatic activities, and retiling the popular wave pool, lazy river and pool hall concourse. The wave pool, slide and lazy river will close from late January to facilitate the improvements.
To accommodate a reconfiguration of the foyer, two relocated entrance points will be in place, both of which will have ACROD parking nearby.
Access to the health club and hydrotherapy pool, spa, sauna and steam room facilities will be via the side entrance to the health club, alongside Broadway.
Access to the indoor 25m pool, outdoor 50m pool, crèche services and swim school administration will be via a transportable building near the Broun Ave car park entry.
During these works, members have reciprocal rights to The RISE health clubs, group fitness programs and crèche services.
For more information, visit bayswaterrecreation.com.au or contact Bayswater Waves on 9276 6538.