Lambton Park War Memorial Swimming Centre

January Update

~ Six temporary seating structures have been installed along the 50-metre pool, in front of the existing grandstand, and a further two seating structures have been installed adjacent to the diving pool. Public access is expected to commence from Friday 6 January 2023. 

~ Improvements have been made to the changerooms including the installation of benches, hooks and extra powerpoints.

Updates

January Update

~ Six temporary seating structures have been installed along the 50-metre pool, in front of the existing grandstand, and a further two seating structures have been installed adjacent to the diving pool. Public access is expected to commence from Friday 6 January 2023. 

~ Improvements have been made to the changerooms including the installation of benches, hooks and extra powerpoints.

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Lambton Park War Memorial Swimming Centre is a popular aquatics facility which is owned by the City of Newcastle and managed under a lease arrangement by Bluefit, who specialise in leisure facility management.

The centre was opened in 1963 and was developed as the City of Newcastle's first inland swimming pool. An average of 184,000 people visit the popular facility annually. Offering a range of aquatics, leisure and sporting options, the large outdoor facility is complete with a 50-metre pool, diving pool with diving boards and a diving tower, 100 metre water slide, water park, full-service cafe and a host of programs and services.

Grandstand replacement

A recent engineering assessment identified that the 60-year old concrete grandstand is no longer fit for purpose. The site has been fenced off to ensure the safety of the public ahead of its demolition in 2023. It is expected that the installation of a new permanent grandstand will take place during the winter season when the facility is closed.

Temporary seating structures

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Six temporary seating structures have been placed along the 50-metre pool, in front of the existing grandstand, and a further two seating structures will be placed adjacent to the diving pool.

The temporary seating structures will provide seating for up to 320 visitors to the pool and will provide the seating required for the busy school swimming carnival season which kicks off in late January each year. The structures will be situated to take advantage of the shade structure over the permanent grandstand.

Please follow any safety messages and advisory signage when visiting this site.

Thank you for your patience while we complete this important project. For any queries, please email lambtonpool@ncc.nsw.gov.au.

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The fencing around the grandstand which will be demolished at Lambton Swimming Centre features artwork design by local Indigenous artist Rod Smith and displays waves weaving in and out of the foreshore. It is a vibrant, colourful piece which represents the diversity of the local Aboriginal communities and the connection they hold to our beautiful coastlines.

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Lambton Pool Slide
After 22 years, it was time to replace the beloved Lambton Pool Slide. Throughout the winter closure in 2022, the new slide was installed and we captured a timelapse of the installation.

Frequently asked questions

The concrete grandstand is 60 years old and it is no longer safe to use. The site has been fenced off to ensure the safety of the public ahead of its demolition and replacement in 2023.

Six temporary seating structures will be placed along the 50 metre pool, in front of the existing grandstand, and a further two seating structures will be placed adjacent to the diving pool. The structures are expected to be installed in the first week of January 2023, providing seating for up to 320 people ahead
of the 2023 school swimming carnival season.

It is expected that the installation of a new permanent grandstand will take place during the 2023 winter season when the facility is closed.

General maintenance work is being undertaken by City of Newcastle in conjunction with Bluefit, who manage Lambton.

Maintenance and upgrades include:
• Smoothing concrete around the pools to remove any trip hazards
• Improvements to the female changerooms including the installation of hooks, an extra power point and a shelf under the mirrors
• Ongoing repairs to the perimeter fencing
• Painting
• Broken window replacement

General maintenance work is being undertaken by City of Newcastle in conjunction with Bluefit, who manage Lambton.

Maintenance and upgrades include:
• Smoothing concrete around the pools to remove any trip hazards
• Improvements to the female changerooms including the installation of hooks, an extra power point and a shelf under the mirrors
• Ongoing repairs to the perimeter fencing
• Painting
• Broken window replacement

No. The new grandstand is expected to be installed during the 2023 winter season when the facility is closed to the public.

Lambton Park War Memorial Swimming Centre is owned by City of Newcastle and managed by Bluefit. To find out more about Bluefit, please www.bluefit.com.au