Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre Refurbishment
Project update, March 2013
Despite the significant rain over the last couple of months, significant progress has been made since the last update. This week the major excavation work has been completed with the new slab to the pool being poured along with the base slab for the new pool balance and backwash tanks.
Block work for the walls of the extended pool will commence shortly allowing the installation of the new ramps and stairs. Once completed the new lining for the pool will be installed.
The floor and walls of the new café, entry and office are well underway with timber framing due to be completed during April.
The structure for the new plant room will commence once the in-ground tanks have been completed.
Project Update, January 2013
Significant progress was made in November and December 2012 prior to the Christmas close down. Demolition of the old plant room building and former entry and public toilets was completed. The excavation for the additional two lanes and ramp/stair into the refurbished pool was also completed.
Since the site team has recommenced, this year, the new footings and drainage for the relocated public amenities and new entry, office and café have been completed.
Project Update, November 2012
Marrickville Council has awarded a contract to Rapid Constructions Pty Ltd. for the refurbishment works at the Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre.
Works have now begun at the site. Overall construction is expected to take eleven months and is to be completed prior to the start of the 2013/14 swimming season.
This is an exciting project which will greatly improve the amenities at the Centre.
Council will continue to provide regular updates on the progress of works throughout the construction phase.
Refurbishments at the Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre
Marrickville Council began refurbishments at the Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre (FDAC) in November 2012. The refurbishment includes an upgrade of the pools, infrastructure, landscaping and construction of a new entry, kiosk and toilets. The main pool will also be built to a new length of 25 metres, bringing it in line with FINA (international body for swimming) standards.
Overall construction is expected to take eleven months and is to be completed prior to the start of the 2013/14 swimming season.
Marrickville Council will continue to provide regular updates on the progress of works throughout the construction phase.
- Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre Concept Plan (PDF)
- Biodiversity Fact Sheet - Long-nosed Bandicoot (PDF)
- Long-nosed Bandicoot Assessment of Significance (PDF)
- Urban Forestry Australia Arborist Report (PDF)
- Urban Forestry Australia Tree Letter (PDF)
- Petersham Park Plan of Management (PDF)
Concept plan drawings
The Fanny Durack Story
Fanny Durack was an Olympic swimming legend and a champion of women's rights. She was the first woman swimmer to win gold at an Olympic Games, and held every world freestyle record during her peak.
Click the image below to learn more about Fanny Durack, after whom this aquatic centre was officially named in 1999.