Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool upgrade project

As part of our commitment to creating new lifestyle and leisure opportunities through better facilities and venues for all ages and abilities to enjoy, Brisbane City Council is partnering with the lessee to upgrade the 50-metre swimming pool at the Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool.

Project summary

Address Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool, 71 Alderson Street, Newmarket
Ward Enoggera
Project outcomes Improved and sustainable pool facilities for all ages and abilities to enjoy
Latest update Start of construction

About the project

This upgrade is part of Council’s commitment to creating new lifestyle and leisure opportunities and delivering vibrant, liveable communities.

The upgrade project is being delivered by the Miller Family who lease the Newmarket Pool with Council providing financial support of $3.4 million.

The Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool upgrade project works will replace the existing 50-metre swimming pool and plant, including:

  • new eight lane 50-metre tiled pool basin
  • new pool concourses
  • compliant access ramp
  • wet decking on two sides
  • ultrafine filtration – the latest in water and chemical efficient technology
  • heating with the ability to operate the pool year round
  • saltwater chlorinator – primary sanitisation
  • dual circulation pump system  
  • recess in pool floor to support pop up swim wall
  • shade over shallow end of pool
  • starting blocks, lane ropes and pool blankets.

Minor works to replace the filtration on the existing 25-metre pool and two wading pools will also be completed.

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Project timing

Construction activities are planned to commence on 19 April 2022 and are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022, weather and site conditions permitting.

Construction will generally take place between 6.30am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Construction impacts

During these works, you can expect:

  • Noise, dust and other construction impacts:
    • Construction noise, dust, and vibration at times – including excavation, saw-cutting, jack hammering, demolition, compaction of fill and pouring of concrete.
    • Increased vehicle movements with reversing alarms and flashing lights – due to workplace health and safety requirements, reversing beepers cannot be switched off.

Pool closure

The 50-metre pool will be closed from Tuesday 19 April 2022 for the duration of the construction activities. The whole pool will close to the public for a six-week period in late June / July 2022 for the annual winter shutdown period.

During construction lap swimmers are encouraged to use the following public swimming pools:

No major impacts on footpath, on-street parking and park access are expected. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption wherever possible.  Vehicle movement into and out of the site will be managed via an approved traffic management plan.

We thank you for your patience and understanding while the lessee and Council work to deliver an improved and sustainable community asset.

More information

If you would like more information about this project, you can:

  • phone the Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool on 07 3356 8434
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888.
Last updated: 21 April 2022
Topics: council pool

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