Bayside Council voted last night to accept the tender from CO-OP Studio Pty Ltd and proceed with the design phase of the Botany Aquatic Centre redevelopment.
“There is a lot of uncertainty in the current COVID-19 crisis,” Mayor Joe Awada said.
“But this decision is a good outcome for Bayside residents. Proceeding with the design phase of the Botany Pool will put Council in a good position to apply for stimulus infrastructure funding packages that the Government will put forward to restart the economy after COVID-19.”
Work will now start on a detailed design and a development application for the Botany Pool.
The process which will include resident feedback and extensive community consultation is expected to take six months.
Should everything proceed according to plan construction of the new Botany Aquatic Centre could start as early as November 2021.