Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic Centre

Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic Centre
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Our facility includes two heated pools, a toddler's pool, a large outdoor sitting area, undercover grand stand and a range of water programs. Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic Centre Our facility includes two heated pools, a toddler's pool, a large outdoor sitting area, undercover grand stand and a range of water programs. Aquatic centres; Swim School; Leisure and Aquatic Centres

Your new Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre is coming!

Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre is now closed for decommissioning and site preparation so our contractors can start work on your brand-new, state-of-the-art centre.

We look forward to delivering your new centre in mid to late 2025. You can follow our progress on our timeline below and we will update you here as the project moves forward.

Our memberships and visit passes are accepted across all Canterbury-Bankstown Leisure & Aquatic Centres at Birrong, Revesby, Roselands and Villawood. However, should you wish to cease your membership or have any questions please contact the centre directly on 9707 5500 or via email at

Project updates will be provided on this page during the project and we encourage customers and residents to save this page as a favourite to stay informed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will the new Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre include?

  • Outdoor 50m heated pool
  • Indoor 25m heated pool
  • Indoor 20m warm water program pool
  • Sauna
  • Various change facilities throughout
  • Café
  • Allied Health Suites
  • Children’s water play and splash park
  • Full equipped gym
  • Two group fitness rooms
  • Common lawn
  • Bleacher seating for the outdoor pool
  • Accessible pools and changing rooms

How will Council update the Community on the progress of the Centre?

We will post updates on this page and on our social media platforms. Updates will include progress photos, time lapse footage and general information as the project progresses

When is the project going to be finished?

As with all construction, the timing will be heavily dependent on weather, but your new Centre should open in late 2025. As the project progresses, we will communicate a more detailed timeframe. 

What is the project costing?

The project will cost approximately $65 million, and the Centre will serve the community for at least the next 50 years. 

Who is building the new Centre? 

We have engaged Lipman, a Tier 2 contractor with more than 50 years’ experience in the building industry in NSW, to build the new Centre. They recently completed the new Parramatta Aquatic Centre.

What is Council doing to manage noise and dust during construction?

Lipman has an obligation to manage noise levels and install dust mitigation measures in accordance with the EPA guidelines. We have also engaged NSW Public Works as the Project Managers to ensure the contractor delivers in accordance with documentation and relevant legislation and guidelines to minimise impact on residents. 

What about the basketball court in Tasker Park? 

Access to the basketball court may be affected at times during construction for safety reasons.
The new Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre is only part of a project to rejuvenate Tasker Park. We will be engaging with the community in the future about this, including the basketball court, a new playground and a shared path crossing over the Cooks River.

What about the cycle/pedestrian pathway next to the Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre?

A temporary path has been built for use during the construction period. When your new Centre is complete, the temporary path will be removed and a new shared pathway built.

Is Council protecting all the trees on and around the site?

The figs at the front of the centre will be protected and retained. The trees in between the Ice Rink and Leisure & Aquatic Centre car park will remain and the palm trees at the front of the Leisure & Aquatic Centre will be removed, protected and maintained during construction and re-planted in other locations later in the project timeline.
Seven trees on the Phillips Ave nature strip will be removed as a new shared path will be constructed in place of the existing footpath. However, in line with our tree management policy, those trees will be replaced with two new trees for every tree which is removed. This will ensure the look and feel of the streetscape is preserved. 

Will the back lane re-open once the Centre is built?

The lane behind the Leisure & Aquatic Centre will not re-open for safety reasons. It will be used on a regular basis by large delivery trucks for both the Leisure & Aquatic Centre and the Canterbury Ice Rink, which means it is not safe for this to be shared with pedestrians and bikes.
The new shared path to be constructed on Phillips Ave will wrap around the Centre and link up to the Cooks River Bridge. It will also line up with a new bridge across the river which will improve the flow in general.

Who can I call if I have an issue about the construction site? 

Contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000 or via email: 



Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic ​Centre
​Philips Avenue, Canterbury, NSW 2193 ​