Lane Cove Aquatic and Leisure Centre
The Lane Cove Aquatic Centre on Little St is operated by a private company for council. For opening hours, events, activities and services visit www.lanecoveaquatic.com.au.
Making a splash!
Take a dive into this short video about the sustainability features at the pool.
Sustainability achievements of the pool include:
- The grandstand is fitted with 162 solar panels, saving five tonnes of CO2 in one month alone.
- The old filters used 22,000 litres of water weekly while the new filters use 2,000 litres of water weekly.
- A 22,000 litre water tank uses water collected from the stands to irrigate Pottery Green Oval.
- Timers in the showers conserve water and energy, contributing to a 61% reduction in water use.
- Energy efficient lighting in the grandstand and marshalling areas has contributed to a 41% saving in electricity.
Time to lap up Lane Cove’s 50m outdoor pool and grandstand
The pool and grandstand officially opened Saturday 3 October 2020. The $12 million project includes a 50m outdoor pool and 800-seat grandstand. The heated pool has a fibreglass swim wall which can be raised to segment the pool for lap swimming, swim meets and swimming carnivals including 4 x 50m lanes, 8 x 25m lanes or even 16 x 25m lanes.
The FINA standard pool was made possible through a $2 million Federal Government Building Our Future funding grant.
The 800-seat capacity grandstand has accessible seating and is positioned to provide maximum shelter from sun and rain and overlooks the grass recreation area on the northern side. To contribute to Council’s sustainability targets, the grandstand is fitted with a 62kw solar panel system. Other sustainability features of the project include energy filters for power and water to reduce waste-water and chemicals used in the pool; a condensing boiler which uses gas and is 92% efficient as it reuses heat from the flue and the boiler; water-saving devices are included in the new on-deck showers and on taps/showers within the change rooms and unisex toilets; LED lighting is installed using the Dali system which allows for sensors and general energy efficiency; a pool blanket helps reduce evaporation and retain heat; and a 22,000 litre rainwater tank was also installed on-site to provide irrigation to the adjacent Pottery Green Oval.
As part of Council’s ongoing commitment to inclusiveness, the pool has an accessible ramp into the water; accessible toilets and change rooms equipped with adult change table, hoist and shower which allows people with high support needs to fully enjoy the facility.
Unveiling of the plaques at the October 2020 Lane Cove Aquatic Centre opening. Featured in image: Mayor of Lane Cove, Councillor Pam Palmer (front centre), Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman MP (centre front, left) and BlueFit Ambassador and swim sensation, Ian Thorpe AM (centre front right).
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