The first sod has been turned at the site of the future $55 million Waves Aquatic Centre site in Sydney’s north-west suburb of Baulkham Hills.
The Hills Shire Council selected construction company ADCO to deliver the centre following a rigorous selection process.
The Hills Shire Mayor Michelle Byrne was joined by NSW State Manager John Basilisco to celebrate the beginning of construction on the important community project.
ADCO will redevelop the local pool into an elite sporting and community facility.
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When complete, the facility will offer a FINA-approved 50-metre, 10-lane Olympic swimming pool, a 25-metre indoor learn-to-swim pool, a 20-metre warm water pool, gym and fitness centre, spa and sauna facilities, in addition to a new reception, retail facilities, off-street parking and clubhouse.
With more than 40 schools and 360,000 residents just a short drive from the centre, the facility will also be able to host regional events and school swimming carnivals.