A development application that will allow the public to access the planned North Lakes aquatic precinct at The Lakes College has been lodged.
On 28 June 2021, the Moreton Bay Regional Council approved the development of a new aquatic precinct at The Lakes College at 2 College Street in North Lakes.
The aquatic facility will contain a 25-metre lap pool, learn to swim and associated facilities. The development is planned to be constructed in two stages.
The Lakes College has decided to allow public access to the facilities as well. A new proposal was lodged to allow outdoor recreation land use with no changes to the development’s built form and proposed vehicle access.
The proposed site spans approximately 15.35 hectares with frontages at Diamond Jubilee Way on its northern side, College Street on the north-west side, Memorial Drive on the south-eastern side, and Discovery Drive on the western side.
Stage 1 of the development will involve the construction of a 25-metre lap swimming pool, a single-storey building fronting the west side of the swimming pool; a pump house accommodating pool filtration; heating and pump equipment; and associated new footpaths around the school for access to the aquatic precinct.
Stage 2 will include the construction of a learn-to-swim pool, an elevated grandstand that can accommodate a maximum of 500 people at a time, and associated new footpaths including a ramp from the northern car park.
The Lakes College’s proposal will give the public access to the aquatic precinct who wish to participate in swim classes, squad and individual training, and quarterly and yearly swim competitions. The proposed hours of operation are from 6 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. Public use, however, is not allowed during school hours.