Monday, November 08, 2004

Ultimo to get full aquatic centre

The determination of the previous city council to reduce the scope of the proposed Ultimo Aquatic Centre has been overturned and the centre will be built according to its original concept, says Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

The centre will include an Olympic-size pool, leisure pool, hydrotherapy pool, spa pool, sauna, cafe and fitness centre. The Centre will be located on Harris Street, in a distinctive wave-form building designed by Harry Seidler.

The previous council had decided it couldn't afford the full monte and had proposed to reduce its size and delete the hydrotherapy pool.

Clover Moore says the project dovetails in with her team's City of Villages policy for creating focal points for local communities to meet, relax and enjoy themselves.

The facility will be known as the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, and Thorpe has agreed to an ongoing association with the centre.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tut Tut there are all the council pissants just waiting to bow and crawl around Ian Thorpe just for that photo op.

Sickening isn't it?