Leisure and Aquatic Strategic Plan

Consultation has concluded.

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As part of our ongoing commitment to make our City a thriving and attractive place to live, work and visit, Council has developed a draft strategic plan for the future of the Canterbury-Bankstown Leisure and Aquatic Centres.

Like most areas in Sydney, our leisure and aquatic centres were built in the 1960s and are nearing the end of their life cycle. Our residents are now looking for contemporary facilities that offer a broader range of activities to choose from.

The draft Leisure and Aquatic Strategic Plan was developed with extensive consultation with the local community and also considered the proximity of other facilities outside Canterbury-Bankstown’s boundaries.

We are proposing to operate five leisure and aquatic facilities. This plan will guide the upgrading of existing facilities and services and the establishment of new centres over the next 10 years, to meet the growing needs of our local community.

Council collected feedback up to 12 March 2019.

Click the map below to view the proposed plans for each site.

  • Wran Leisure and Aquatic Centre:

    • Close existing facility; and
    • Develop a new community centre at Thurina Park.
    Tell us your thoughts
  • Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre (servicing City’s northern areas):

    • Maintain the summer use of the existing outdoor 50 metre pool;
    • Redevelop change facilities; and
    • Through a staged approach, construct a modern 25 metre indoor pool.
    Tell us your thoughts
  • Greenacre Water Play (servicing City’s central areas):

    • Close existing facility; and
    • Construct a water park, complete with interactive water playground.
    Tell us your thoughts
  • Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic Centre (servicing City’s eastern areas):

    • Redevelop change facilities;
    • Develop outdoor water play area;
    • Improve access;
    • Construct a new 50 metre outdoor pool;
    • Construct a new 25 metre indoor pool; and
    • Introduce new multi-purpose fitness and health facilities.
    Tell us your thoughts
  • Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre (servicing City’s southern areas):

    • Redevelop change facilities;
    • Improve access;
    • Develop outdoor water play area;
    • Establish wellness room;
    • Investigate co-location with retail precinct
    • Maintain the summer use of the outdoor 50 metre pool; and
    • Construct a modern 25 metre indoor pool.
    Tell us your thoughts
  • Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre (servicing City’s western areas):

    • Redevelop change facilities;
    • Develop outdoor water play area;
    • Improve access;
    • Reconfigure facility entry and car parking;
    • Construct a new 50 metre pool;
    • Construct a new 25 metre indoor pool; and
    • Introduce new multi-purpose fitness and health facilities.
    Tell us your thoughts



More information

We have hosted more than 40 information pop-up sessions over the past months, right across the City. We welcomed the opportunity to speak to you and receive your feedback.

Thank you to all those who attended the pop-up information sessions.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the draft plan, contact Council’s Community Engagement Team on 9707 9602.


As part of our ongoing commitment to make our City a thriving and attractive place to live, work and visit, Council has developed a draft strategic plan for the future of the Canterbury-Bankstown Leisure and Aquatic Centres.

Like most areas in Sydney, our leisure and aquatic centres were built in the 1960s and are nearing the end of their life cycle. Our residents are now looking for contemporary facilities that offer a broader range of activities to choose from.

The draft Leisure and Aquatic Strategic Plan was developed with extensive consultation with the local community and also considered the proximity of other facilities outside Canterbury-Bankstown’s boundaries.

We are proposing to operate five leisure and aquatic facilities. This plan will guide the upgrading of existing facilities and services and the establishment of new centres over the next 10 years, to meet the growing needs of our local community.

Council collected feedback up to 12 March 2019.

Click the map below to view the proposed plans for each site.

  • Wran Leisure and Aquatic Centre:

    • Close existing facility; and
    • Develop a new community centre at Thurina Park.
    Tell us your thoughts
  • Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre (servicing City’s northern areas):

    • Maintain the summer use of the existing outdoor 50 metre pool;
    • Redevelop change facilities; and
    • Through a staged approach, construct a modern 25 metre indoor pool.
    Tell us your thoughts
  • Greenacre Water Play (servicing City’s central areas):

    • Close existing facility; and
    • Construct a water park, complete with interactive water playground.
    Tell us your thoughts
  • Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic Centre (servicing City’s eastern areas):

    • Redevelop change facilities;
    • Develop outdoor water play area;
    • Improve access;
    • Construct a new 50 metre outdoor pool;
    • Construct a new 25 metre indoor pool; and
    • Introduce new multi-purpose fitness and health facilities.
    Tell us your thoughts
  • Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre (servicing City’s southern areas):

    • Redevelop change facilities;
    • Improve access;
    • Develop outdoor water play area;
    • Establish wellness room;
    • Investigate co-location with retail precinct
    • Maintain the summer use of the outdoor 50 metre pool; and
    • Construct a modern 25 metre indoor pool.
    Tell us your thoughts
  • Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre (servicing City’s western areas):

    • Redevelop change facilities;
    • Develop outdoor water play area;
    • Improve access;
    • Reconfigure facility entry and car parking;
    • Construct a new 50 metre pool;
    • Construct a new 25 metre indoor pool; and
    • Introduce new multi-purpose fitness and health facilities.
    Tell us your thoughts



More information

We have hosted more than 40 information pop-up sessions over the past months, right across the City. We welcomed the opportunity to speak to you and receive your feedback.

Thank you to all those who attended the pop-up information sessions.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the draft plan, contact Council’s Community Engagement Team on 9707 9602.


Survey - Leisure and Aquatic

Consultation has concluded.