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Casuarina Pool Redevelopment

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Casuarina
Planning
Project type 
Recreational
Major Community Project

The Casuarina Pool Redevelopment project will result in a facility that has an emphasis on fun activities, is functional and meets the health and recreational needs of the local community and visitors. The Casuarina Pool site is well suited to enhancement in terms of its available parkland space and there is strong community support for Council’s strategic vision for Casuarina Pool to become a contemporary family aquatic and leisure facility. There is an opportunity and desire from Council to create a vibrant and exciting family-friendly hub that intrinsically links the built forms to the Darwin environment.

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Casuarina is a northern suburb of the City of Darwin, the suburb forms a key service location for the community in the northern suburbs of Darwin, being the home of the Territory’s largest shopping Centre, Casuarina Square, and a bus interchange. The suburb is well resourced to support families and young adults with a range of community facilities, including the main campus of the Charles Darwin University, senior and primary schools, a community library and the Casuarina pool.

The Casuarina pool complex opened in 1977, and comprises three pools including a 50m pool, a 6m radius shaded toddler pool and a 20m shaded learn-to-swim pool. The grounds include a range of additional recreation facilities such as a half-basketball court, BBQ and picnic facilities, and services including swimming lessons, plant and equipment. The facility is operated by YMCA, under contract to the 2022/23 financial year guiding principles for developments at the Casuarina pool include: 

  • Improved and additional recreation options for Darwin residents and visitors
  • Increased number of lifestyle attractions and opportunities for Darwin families 
  • Development of spaces to activate community engagement
  • Revitalised pool precinct
  • Enhanced attraction and retention of residents and visitors to Darwin’s northern suburbs  

Responsible Officer: Jo Madin, Manager Engagement & Events – Engagement & Participate team

08 8930 0300 

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