Musgrave Park Pool upgrade

Brisbane City Council is upgrading the Musgrave Park Pool in South Brisbane. This is part of our commitment to growing Brisbane’s lifestyle by delivering more opportunities to enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in the places that make our city great.


This table provides summary information about the Musgrave Park Pool upgrade project including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Musgrave Park Pool, 100 Edmonstone Street, South Brisbane
Ward The Gabba
Project outcome Improved pool facilities for all ages and abilities to enjoy
Latest update

Construction underway

View the Musgrave Park Pool upgrade artist impression (Word - 1.4Mb).

About the project

The Musgrave Park Pool upgrade includes works to:

  • replace the aging 50-metre pool shell with a new level wet deck shell and new finishes
  • widen and deepen the 50-metre pool to enable water polo activities, school training and swimming carnivals
  • build a new 12-metre by 16-metre program pool which will be available for a range of classes, including learn to swim and swim development
  • make the pools accessible for visitors of all ages and abilities to enjoy by installing a new ramps and two new shower/changerooms for people with a disability
  • replace filtration systems, in-ground pipework, plant equipment (including power supply) to extend the operational life of the pool
  • provide the potential to extend pool operating months by providing heating.

Project timing

Council is pleased to advise works to upgrade the Musgrave Park Pool at South Brisbane are progressing well. Works to tile the new 50-metre pool and install new Energex network infrastructure, accessible ramps and change room facilities have been completed.

Works to build a new 12-metre by 16-metre, fully accessible and heated program pool are well underway. Once complete, this pool will be available for a range of classes, including learn to swim and swim development.

 Construction started in May 2019 and is expected to be completed by mid-2020, weather and site conditions permitting.

Council is currently undertaking a process to secure a new lessee for the Musgrave Park Pool prior to the pool’s re-opening in mid-2020.

Construction will generally take place between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

Construction impacts

During these works, you can expect the following impacts.

Noise, dust and other construction impacts

Properties close to these works may experience some construction noise, dust, vibration and increased truck movements with reversing alarms and flashing lights. Due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

These aspects will be monitored, and every effort will be made to minimise the impacts on the local community. 

In order to complete the new program pool, Council will need to remove one small (less than 200mm in diameter) and two very small (less than 50mm in diameter) tuckeroo trees to install the new plant room. This will also prevent future damage to the retaining wall which one of the trees is growing out of.

All work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant environmental guidelines. Vegetation impacts will be offset in accordance with Council policies and relevant legislative requirements and re-planting will occur as part of the project.

Pool closure

Musgrave Park Pool is currently closed for the upgrade and will remain closed until mid-2020.

Nearest pools open to the public include:

  • Somerville House Aquatic Centre, 4 Stephens Road, South Brisbane
  • QUT Pool, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane City
  • Valley Pool, 432 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley
  • Centenary Pool, 400 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill
  • Spring Hill Baths, 14 Torrington Street, Spring Hill
  • Ithaca Pool, 131 Caxton Street, Paddington. 

Works will continue to take place Monday to Saturday 6am to 6pm.

Council apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause and we appreciate your patience during this time.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Musgrave Park Pool upgrade you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 669 416
  • phone Council 24-hour Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888
  • email City Projects Office
  • write to:
    Musgrave Park Pool upgrade
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:10 March 2020