Located near the beautiful Roxborough Park Rose Garden and AH Whaling Reserve, Baulkham Hills, Waves is an iconic part of the Hills. Investigations are now underway to determine the feasibility to upgrade the aquatic centre into a new and improved facility.
Opened in 1967, the facility is showing signs of age. With modern upgrades and design improvements, the future use and experience of Waves could be enhanced.
Council is working with the community and key user groups to develop detailed draft concept plans and provide everyone with the opportunity for review and comment.
Preliminary consultation with visitors to Waves asked about user experience of the venue and aspirations for future improvements.
Feedback from the September 2017 survey included:
- Consider additional lanes for the 50m pool
- Important to retain the outdoor feel and open air areas
- Improved spectator amenity
- Improved parking
- Provision of an updated baby area/water play
- A third pool if possible
- Improved learn to swim space
- Improved café and social space
- Improved gym space
- Improved change facilities
- Improved accessibility within venue
Currently Council is exploring funding and management options and the outcome will further inform Council about the best next steps.
The detailed design for the redevelopment will be formed by further technical investigations, ongoing community consultation, and feedback from the market place and industry specialists.
No construction will commence until Council is convinced the best design has been achieved within the allowances and constraints of the site, and that the budget required for the redevelopment will provide best value to the community.
For more information about this project including artist’s impressions and a timeline visit Council’s website and search for Waves Upgrade.