BAYSWATER Waves has achieved Waterwise Aquatic Centre status, after undergoing major refurbishment works in January.
The 20-year-old centre has a refurbished outdoor pool and grandstand, new pool boiler and waterslide, earthing in the indoor pool and a new chemical storage shed, as part of a 10-year upgrade and maintenance plan.
Water Corporation and the Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics recognised the centre as part of the Watwerwise Aquatic Centre Program, which included 39 centres across WA.
The centre, run by the City of Bayswater, installed sub-meters and is monitoring its water use to proactively identify leaks.
Its change rooms will be refurbished, with water-efficient showerheads and push-button taps being installed.
Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said the City was proud to see the refurbishment works be recognised as part of the program.
“Creating a more environmentally sustainable future for everyone in our community is incredibly important to the City of Bayswater, that’s why we’ve been working to ensure all of our facilities adopt environmentally friendly practices in any way that they can,” he said.
Water Minister Dave Kelly congratulated the City for its efforts to save water.
“Through the program, the Water Corporation and Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics provide aquatic centre managers with advice and information to review operational water use and support to promote waterwise practices in their centres,” he said.
“Climate change in WA is having very real consequences.
“I encourage other local governments with aquatic centres which aren’t yet participating in the program to get involved.”
Meanwhile, Scarborough Beach Pool and Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre were also named Waterwise Aquatic Centres.