Entry Car Park Upgrade
Works are well underway on the upgrade to the car park facilities in the entry area to the Centre and we are pleased to report the works are progressing to schedule and are expected to be completed by 31 May 2019.
The project was expected to take six weeks and was originally planned to start 12 March but this date was re-scheduled due to final works on the Bridge of Remembrance.
Works include improvements to:
We remain committed to minimising disruption to traffic through the car park during the construction period:
Parking spaces will be available at all times, however the overall car park capacity will be reduced by 10 per cent.
On-site traffic coordination will be provided to ensure pedestrian safety.
If the Centre’s car park is full, a designated parking area is available for Aquatic Centre patrons in the overflow carpark in the Regatta Grounds. The overflow is open on weekdays until 6.30pm for the duration of the car park works at the Centre.
We thank you for your understanding and encourage to plan your trip to the Centre allowing extra time for parking of your vehicle.
Stage two (scheduled for 2020)
- Raising and levelling of the all abilities car park area to allow Australian Standard compliant all abilities access to the centre via the proposed bridge link.
Entry Car Park Upgrade Outcomes
The improved entry car park facilities will result in the following positive outcomes:
Improved pedestrian safety
Improved traffic flow
Improved traffic calming
Improved signage and markings to allow safer pedestrian navigation and travel paths through the carpark
New and safer drop off facilities, with shelter
New coach drop off facility to allow 18m coaches to enter the car park, as opposed to parking and discharging school groups onto Liverpool Street as practised currently
- Connection to the Bridge of Remembrance and wider council pathway system
We understand there will be an impact for some users of the Centre, please be assured we are working to ensure the safety of our members, guests, staff and contractors is priority during the construction phase and also as the objective of the project.