Nestled between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park, the world’s most beautiful and iconic public pool is set to become Sydney’s best aquatic centre.

Icon SI, one of Australia’s largest construction companies, chose Crystal Pools to build the new swimming pools, with construction commencing in 2021. Now this state-of-the-art fitness and leisure centre is on track to significantly improve and expand the aquatic and recreational facilities at the iconic North Sydney site (Milson’s Point).

Crystal’s work includes:
  • A 50m outdoor pool that will have 8 x 2.5m lanes (the same as the current pool) plus a side ramp for accessible entry which will replace the current hoist system.
  • The main pool will have adjustable barriers which will allow flexible uses of the pool. The water will be a mix of potable fresh water and 25-50% harbour seawater.
  • Exciting kids waterplay area with a splash pad and water spray feature. The children’s pool and water play area will include a shallow splash area (up to 0.3m deep) for toddlers as well as a deeper pool ranging from 0.7m to 0.9m that will be suitable for children up to 12 years of age.
  • The new warm water pool will be suitable for learn to swim and gentle exercise for older people or people recovering from injury.
  • The spa, located near the indoor pools, will be 1.1m deep, with a separate operating system and a maximum water temperature of 36°C
The 50m pool, concourse and grandstand had reached the end of their useful life and needed upgrading. North Sydney Council recognised there was value in improving and expanding the facilities available to meet a wider range of community needs. This view was in line with the views expressed by the community during extensive consultation undertaken about a range of development options.
The new facilities also includes an expanded gym with separate rooms for exercise classes. This mix of facilities will also maximise the use of the centre all year round. Allowing the centre to meet its own recurrent operating costs rather than relying on an annual rates subsidy to operate.
Stay tuned for more news and photography as this historic construction project moves towards completion.