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Council's major projects

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Major Projects


What are Council's Major Projects?

Council has recognised the need to address longer term issues to improve our community facilities and services through a number of Major Projects. These include:

What's the latest with the projects?

The current status of each of these projects is as follows:

New Marrickville Library 

Planning and community consultation around the development of the former Marrickville Hospital site, on the corner of Marrickville Road and Livingstone Road in Marrickville, is continuing. 

For further details on this decision please visit the new Marrickville Library and Community Hub web page.

Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre 

The redeveloped Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre opened for the summer swimming season in late 2010. The new state-of-the-art centre includes a 50-metre indoor pool, learn-to-swim pool and leisure pool, a café, crèche and Wellness Centre (including fitness and gym facilities) and improved seating, changing and administration facilities. The Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre is open during all seasons of the year.

For more information about the development of the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre visit this page.

Since Council began operations in the Centre, a number of works have been found to be defective and incomplete, and services had not been properly commissioned. For more information see the report considered by Council at its meeting of 3 December 2013:

Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre 

The upgrade of the Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre at Petersham was covered in the Marrickville Aquatic Leisure Facilities Feasibility Study of 2004, which was presented to Council at the meeting of 20 February 2006 (Item GM 14, 02/06) as part of the Aquatic Upgrade Package.

At this meeting, Council resolved to adopt the Aquatic Upgrade Package, including the upgrade of Petersham Pool to include a 25-metre pool, 15-metre program pool, refurbished foyer and changing rooms and new café and deck at a total cost of $2,615,624. Council also resolved at this meeting that the Enmore Pool upgrade be undertaken before the Petersham Pool upgrade.

Extensive work has been undertaken to develop a concept design for the refurbishment of the Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre. This was on exhibition in September/October 2009.

The first stage of the works which will involve the refurbishment of the amenities building was completed in the winter of 2010. The second stage - the replacement of the pools and infrastructure - commenced in November 2012.

Fore more information on this project visit Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre Upgrade page.

Waterplay Park 

Waterplay Park, an exciting recreational and environmental initiative at Steel Park in Marrickville South, was officially opened on Sunday 7 November 2010. It provides a fun playground for children during summer months, with water fountains and sprinklers. It also demonstrates an environmental process in action, utilising all aspects of the water cycle.

You can view more information about this completed project at the Waterplay Park page.

New Local SES Headquarters

In 2005, as part of the Major Projects program, it was identified that the current building and facilities housing the local SES (State Emergency Services) headquarters at Livingstone Road, Marrickville were no longer suitable.

After finding a suitable location, design concepts were developed to build a new facility at 3–17 Railway Road, Sydenham. The new site is larger, and will provide the SES with more space to safely house its operations and emergency vehicles. Construction commenced in April 2014.

More information on this project can be found at the New Local SES Headquarters page.

Community Facilities Upgrade 

An inter-Divisional team across Council is currently implementing a prioritised schedule of works to advance expenditure of the allocated funds for this project, with a specific focus on upgrades to Council's four (4) Town Hall buildings at Petersham, Marrickville, St Peters and Newtown.

Further information on this project is contained within the Community Facilities Upgrade web page.

How are Council's Major Projects managed?

Council's current program of Major Projects are primarily guided through a Councillor and Senior Staff led Major Projects Steering Committee. The Major Projects Steering Committee is co-ordinated by Council's Executive Manager Major Projects, who can be contacted on:

How can you have input to Council's Major Projects?

Each of the projects are being developed along different timelines. Council places a high priority on keeping its citizens fully informed and consulting with them at key steps of the projects.

We will keep you informed of any upcoming consultation events through a combination of advertisements in local newspapers and direct mail-outs to property owners and residents, where appropriate.

Further details on the consultation events can be obtained from Council's Executive Manager Major Projects on 9335 2222.