The Lane Cove Aquatic Centre is operated under a management contract. For further information on opening hours, events, activities and services please visit www.lanecoveaquatic.com.au.
Making a splash!
While Lane Cove’s 50m outdoor pool
is certainly making a splash, we’ve been making sure we’re saving on our water
and energy use too!
Take a dive into this short video to check out a range of sustainability
features at the pool. Water you waiting for? Watch the video now!
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 new 50m outdoor pool and grandstand
The new pool and grandstand were officially opened on Saturday 3 October 2020. The $12 million project includes a 50m outdoor pool and 800-seat grandstand accompanied by a range of accessibility and sustainability features. The new heated pool has a fibreglass swim wall which can be raised to segment the pool for a range of uses for lap swimming, swim meets and swimming carnivals including 4 x 50m lanes, 8 x 25m lanes or even 16 x 25m lanes.
The official opening also marked the beginning of the 2020/21 swim season. On hand to assist with the unveiling of the plaques were Mayor of Lane Cove, Councillor Pam Palmer, Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman MP and BlueFit Ambassador and swim sensation, Ian Thorpe AM. The eight lane, FINA standard pool was made possible
through a $2 million Federal Government Building Our Future funding grant.
Visitors to the new outdoor facility will notice the new 800-seat capacity grandstand has accessible seating, 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 project has a number of accessibility features including an accessible ramp into the water; accessible toilets; and a brand new accessible changing facility equipped with adult change table, hoist and shower which allows people with high support needs to fully participate in the community.
To find out more about swimming in the new pool, please visit the Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre website.