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Green Square’s new swimming pool is set to open in 2020

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Emma Joyce
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Sydney’s facing significant architectural changes in the next decade, including demolition of CBD’s drinking holes to the rising skyline of Parramatta Square. But the biggest metamorphic transformation will be the $540 million development of Green Square – taking the industrial precinct to a sprawling urban neighbourhood housing 61,000 people.

The City of Sydney is working on community spaces for the area’s growing population, including the Joynton Avenue Creative Centre run by 107 Projects and a 50-metre heated outdoor pool – the largest pool to be built in the city in the last 20 years.

Artist impression of swimming pool at Green Square
Work on your stroke in the heated indoor pool
Image: City of Sydney

Today, the City of Sydney has released fresh artist impressions for the new aquatic centre showing a curved, ocean-pool inspired design that’ll provide areas for free play around the Olympic-sized swimming lanes.

The new complex will be called Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre and it’ll have a 25-metre indoor pool, an indoor hydrotherapy pool, a crèche with indoor play areas, a fitness centre, a multipurpose synthetic sports field, and a program for swimming lessons and sports activities.

Artist impression of people doing yoga overlooking pool
Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre will offer a program of fitness classes
Image: City of Sydney

There’ll also be a new public artwork by Jonathan Jones, a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi artist who was behind a large-scale work in the Botanic Gardens in 2016 called Barrangal Dyara, which featured ceramic shields and native kangaroo grass arranged in the shape of the Garden Palace, which burned down in 1882.

Construction on the new Joynton Avenue in Zetland begins this year, and the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre is slated to open in early 2020.

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