What's happened at the pool?

In the summer of 2019-20, temporary improvements to the Dickson Pool forecourt helped you enjoy this space over summer. The improvements included new landscaping, shade, seating, bike parking and pavement art. The project concluded with the pool’s closure over the cooler months on 18 March 2020.

During the time the temporary improvements were installed, we undertook a survey and ‘place audits’ to see how the space is used. A final report with key findings and recommendations of the survey, place audits and key stakeholder engagement is available in the document library. The report will inform a future detailed design for other upgrades.

Thank you to those who contributed to the survey.

The broader community engagement for the Section 72 urban renewal precinct identified the opportunity for upgrades to the pool forecourt, which was one of the top priorities for community. .

One of the new, permanent features is four semi-mature trees, transplanted from a nearby development site (Block 6, Section 72 Dickson) as part of a transplant trial by the City Renewal Authority, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate and Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate.