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Adelaide Aquatic Centre

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The South Australian Government has committed $82.4 million to take ownership, rebuild and operate a new Adelaide Aquatic Centre in the Adelaide City northern Park Lands at Pardipardinyilla / Denise Norton Park (Park 2).

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport is responsible for the design and construction of this new fit-for purpose centre, working together with the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing who will operate the facility.

Community and stakeholder engagement will play a key role in shaping this important piece of social infrastructure.

We are now seeking feedback specifically on the preferred location of the new centre. Feedback on the preferred location is open until 5pm, Sunday 10 July 2022. View the Project Fact Sheet (June 2022) for more information

Please provide your feedback on the proposed location by using the following tools:

The South Australian Government has committed that there will be no net loss of Park Lands through the development.

Each of these locations create an opportunity to design a new facility that respectfully responds to the Park Land setting and improves connections throughout the park.

Based on initial feedback, each of these locations also allow the existing facility to remain open for the entire construction process. At the completion of construction of the new centre, the existing Adelaide Aquatic Centre will be demolished and returned to Park Lands.

Option 1: south-west corner

  • adequate space for car parking
  • within good proximity to existing public transport (including public bus routes), cycle ways and pedestrian paths
  • opposite properties on Barton Terrace West
  • likely less tree removal required compared to other option locations. Tree planting to be undertaken
  • impact on southern playing fields
  • traffic access from either Jeffcott Road or Barton Terrace West

Option 2: south-east corner

  • adequate space for car parking
  • within good proximity to existing public transport (including public bus routes), cycle ways and pedestrian paths
  • opposite properties on Barton Terrace West
  • more tree removal likely required compared to southwest corner. Tree planting to be undertaken
  • some impact on playing fields generally
  • good proximity to O’Connell Street commercial and retail precinct, providing opportunity for flow-on economic benefits.
  • proximity to biodiversity area adjacent to Prospect Road. Significant tree to be retained.
  • traffic access from either Prospect Road or Barton Terrace West

Option 3: north-east corner

  • opportunity to improve connections within the park
  • loss of existing tennis courts, with option to relocate
  • adequate space for car parking
  • within reasonable proximity to existing public transport (including public bus routes), cycle ways and pedestrian paths
  • opposite properties on Fitzroy Terrace
  • more tree removal likely required compared to the other options. Tree planting to be undertaken
  • impact on eastern playing fields
  • impact to biodiversity area adjacent to Prospect Road
  • traffic access from either Prospect Road or Fitzroy Terrace. Vehicle access from Fitzroy Terrace would likely require substantial traffic works

Community engagement

We recognise the large body of research and previous community engagement undertaken by the City of Adelaide. This work included investigating alternative locations within Park 2 for a new centre. Building on these findings, we are now seeking your feedback on three potential locations within Park 2 for the new centre.

Further Information

If you have any further enquiries or would like to register your interest in the project to receive updates, please: