North Sydney Pool Is Getting A $64 Million Refurb (And Now Is Your Last Chance To Swim For Two Years)

Sydney / 18 January 2021

Get in quick, North Sydney Pool is closing to the public in February 2021.

North Sydney Pool may well be one of the cities most spectacular swim spots. Rubbing shoulders with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park Sydney, the iconic public pool delivers some of the best views of Sydney’s spectacular harbour, too. And now, North Sydney Pool is set to undergo a massive renovation.

After years of planning, the North Sydney Council has confirmed the North Sydney Olympic Pool will be given a new lease on life. The major $64 refurbishment is actually the first extensive face-lift the pool has been given since the pool opened in 1936.

So, what can Sydneysiders expect from the new North Sydney Pool complex? The redevelopment includes a new 50m pool. family leisure pool (with sunshade) and interactive water play zone for the kids. For foodies, you’ll be able to soak in the sunshine on the sundeck (complete with a gelato bar) and grab a bite at the expanded Ripples cafe.

They’ll also be new change rooms, an expanded 1100m2 on-site gym, a 4x lane 25m indoor pool, warm water pool, and spa and sauna facilities (as well as extra accessibility features such as purpose-built ramps). You can read the full list of changes and new additions on the North Sydney Council’s website. 

As the process has gone along, the costs of this major refurbishment have skyrocketed. Initially, the refurb was budgeted to cost $28 million with the final approved cost now at $64 million. But it’s set to solidify the pool’s place as one of the best swim spots anywhere in the city.

Want to experience the pool one last time this summer? You’ll have to get in quick: the pool is due to close to the public at the end of February. And it’ll be your last dip for a while as the project is due to take at least two years to complete.

Discover more spots to swim in Sydney. Check out our guide to Sydney’s best beach pools.