The much-anticipated Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre (CAALC) has reached an exciting new milestone, with City of Darwin today revealing the project’s final design. (see video here)
Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said the now-complete design ensured residents and visitors would enjoy a world-class recreation venue when it opened late next year.
“It not only looks fantastic, but it’s also a great reflection of what our community and key stakeholders told us they wanted for the final design,” Mr Vatskalis said.
“This new centre will really change how people enjoy Darwin’s great outdoors, whether it’s a leisurely dip, learning to swim, training, playing with friends or just relaxing with family,” he said.
The facility is set to become a dynamic community hub that provides safe, accessible and healthy options for exercise and fun.
The final design includes:
- An eight-lane 50m pool
- A temperature-controlled, six-lane 25-metre Learn to Swim pool
- Resort-style lagoon pool
- Café and BBQ facilities
- Dry and wet play areas
- Basketball half-court
- Large grassed area for informal games
- Minimum 70 per cent solid shade over 50m and 25m pools
- Zero-depth access to all pools
- Better positioned change rooms and amenities to improve functionality and access.
Demolition is complete and construction is underway, with the centre expected to open in late 2024. For more information: darwin.nt.gov.au/projects/casuarina-aquatic-and-leisure-centre