Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre
Marrickville Council has completed the redevelopment of the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre in Enmore Park. The new facility opened on Saturday 11 December 2010, just in time for the summer swimming season of 2010/2011.
The redevelopment of the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre provides the community with a state-of-the-art aquatic complex and high-quality leisure facilities. The redevelopment improves the overall experience of visiting the aquatic centre by providing additional services such as a crèche, gym and cafe and upgrading the outdated changing and administration facilities.
For general information like opening hours, memberships and activities, visit www.akac.com.au.
The new aquatic centre includes:
- a new state-of-the-art 50m pool;
- a learn-to-swim pool and a leisure pool;
- tiered seating for up to 150 people;
- an outdoor paved terrace with seating that overlooks the park;
- a paved entry court off Black Street and the adjacent path;
- improved changing facilities, office and reception area, public toilets and lockers;
- a café that is accessible to both Park and Pool users;
- a multi-purpose space suitable for a crèche; and
- a Wellness Centre (including fitness and gym facilities).
Transport Access Guide
The Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre is located within Enmore Park, which has playground, picnic and BBQ facilities. The Centre includes a café/kiosk and accessible public toilets, available to both facility users and to park users.
The Transport Access Guide linked below shows you how to get to the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre by walking, cycling or using public transport as part of an active and healthy day out.
An Australian first
The new Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre is one of the most ecologically sustainable aquatic centres in Australia, after the recent installation of the cogeneration unit. AKAC is the first aquatic centre in Australia to have a cogeneration unit connected to the local electricity supply grid with any surplus energy generated to be supplied back to the grid. The cogeneration unit has the capacity to produce 350 kilowatts of electricity.
In addition to the energy saving technology of the cogeneration unit an array of 160 photovoltaic solar panels has been installed on the roof of the Centre. The solar panels provide 30 kilowatts of additional power, giving Marrickville Council an enormous solar generation capacity.
Other sustainable features include automatic roof vents for natural ventilation controlled by a weather station, special daylight controls, high capacity insulation and double-glazing, high quality water treatment systems and substantial rain water collection tanks.
For more information on the pool upgrade project, please visit our Major Projects page.