Aquatic Centres

The Georges River area is home to two aquatic centres, which offer a range of aquatic activities from toddler swimming lessons to fitness training.
 
All aquatic centres have qualified staff on duty, disabled access and full kiosk facilities.

Closure of Kogarah War Memorial Pool (Carss Park Pool) 

On 23 July 2019 Georges River Council announced the closure of the Kogarah War Memorial Pool. 

Earlier in July, the pool had been closed for winter maintenance, however following a direction from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in relation to urgent environmental concerns, Council took immediate action to close the pool to prevent further pollution into the Georges River. The pool will not reopen on 4 August 2019 as previously advised. 

Council worked with the NSW EPA, an independent statutory authority, to identify the source of polluted water. It has now been confirmed that pollution of the river is occurring as a direct result of leaks due to the pool’s age, deteriorated condition and ground subsidence. 

To prevent any further detrimental effect to our local waterways the pools were immediately be drained of water. 

A public information session on the action that the Council was held on Monday 29 July 2019 at Georges River Civic Centre, Dragon Room, Corner MacMahon and Dora Streets, Hurstville from 7.00pm-8.00pm. All community members were welcome to attend. 
 

Background Information 

Incorrect information has previously been publicised in the community regarding the Kogarah War Memorial Swimming Pool, Carss Park. At no time has Georges River Council considered the future construction of residential units at the site. These claims are misleading and incorrect.
 
The Kogarah War Memorial Pool has many structural problems which are unfortunately beyond repair.
 
In 2016, a report on the condition of all Georges River Council aquatic facilities was undertaken. This engineering report, which was prepared by Cardno, was made publicly available via Council’s website in February 2017 as an attachment to a Report to Council
 
An independent engineer’s investigation of the pool is currently being undertaken and it is anticipated that this information will be reported to Council in mid-2019. Further information can be found in the Council meeting minutes
 
The independent engineer’s investigation will document the deterioration of the pool since engineering assessments were carried out in 2011 and again in 2016 which concluded that the pool’s structure had reached the end of its design life.
 
Council had resolved to continue to heavily subsidise the operation of the pool until such time as a review of the future aquatic needs of the Georges River community are finalised.

Sans Souci Leisure Centre reopens 

Sans Souci Leisure Centre has reopened after a $1 million refurbishment, which commenced in April 2018, to improve the 50-metre outdoor swimming pool and toddler pool, including repairs, re-waterproofing and new tiling. The works have significantly improved the pools and have brought the 50-metre pool back to International Swimming Federation standards.

Additional works to the facility include modification and repairs to the plant room building and roof, repairs and upgrades to items within the plant room, and a new amenities area. The new plant room also incorporates new on-deck showers, change rooms and amenities which have made the centre a much more contemporary, comfortable and user-friendly facility.

The work was undertaken under the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund Program and is part of Georges River Council’s Aquatic Facilities Refurbishment Program.


Carss Park pool
Carrs Park Pool
Carrs Park Pool
Hurstville Aquatic Centre
Hurstville Aquatic Centre
Hurstville Aquatic Centre
Sans Souci Leisure Centre
San Souci Leisure Centre
San Souci Leisure Centre

 


 
 

 

 
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