Diving right into major upgrades

Published on Thursday, 14 March 2024 at 1:50:00 PM

Beatty Park Leisure Centre is an aquatic pool and fitness facility in Perth’s inner-city suburbs and attracts more than one million people through its doors each year.

In 2024, the City of Vincent is delivering major upgrades to the 62-year-old centre.

The 30 metre and 12 metre outdoor pools have been retiled and reopened to swimmers on 8 March.

Having last been upgraded in 2012, the tiles had started to delaminate and became unsafe for users.

The pools are used by the Triton, Phantoms and Masters Water Polo Clubs, WA Water Polo Association, West Coast Splash Synchronised Swim Club, Synchro WA, Perth White Pointers, Aranmore Primary School and College, Perth College, Perth Modern School, Mt Lawley Senior High School, Guildford Grammar and the general public.

“I’m sure our user groups and schools will join me in celebrating the reopening of these fabulous pools,” said Mayor Alison Xamon.

“Each week, hundreds of water polo players and synchronised swimmers train and compete in these pools.

“I’d like to thank our groups and Beatty Park members for their support and patience over the past few months during these works.”

The 12m and 30m outdoor pools.

As part of its ongoing improvements to the centre, Vincent is also currently building new accessible changerooms next to the indoor pool.

The old Northern end changerooms, which have been closed for many years, will be demolished, and reconstructed on the pool deck to provide easy access for families and people with a disability.

The modern and multi-purpose facility will include general changerooms, unisex toilets, a universal accessible toilet, lockers, cleaner’s store and concourse changing boxes.

“Once the facility is completed in early 2025, people will be able to enjoy the convenience of accessing changerooms that are right next to the indoor pool,” said Ms Xamon.

“It is important that we deliver major upgrades and maintenance work, but it can be costly for a small local government to run a regional facility.

“So, we are actively advocating the State Government and Federal Government for funding opportunities to help relieve the pressure on our ratepayers.

“We will continue to ensure Beatty Park, which attracts more than a million visitors each year, is well-maintained and of the highest standard for current and future generations to enjoy.”

For more information, visit Beatty Park’s website.

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