Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre


Lismore City Council awarded Spantech a turn-key contract to design and construct the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Mayor of Lismore, Councillor Jenny Dowell, said it was: “The biggest single project ever undertaken by the Council”.

The facility utilises the complete Spantech System. Spantech’s Pinkenba 370 panels span the 36.4-metre wide sports hall and aquatic hall. Woomera 300 straight panels are used for walls. The formwork used to form the mezzanine level is a galvanised Woomera 300 panel.

Designed in conjunction with architects Facility Design Group, the project features an Aquatic Hall and a Sports Hall connected by a Central Core.

Lismore City Council

Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre

Goonellabah, NSW

Principal contractor

Aquatic Hall incorporates:

  • a heated indoor combination pool
  • combination pool has a 25-metre x 5 lane lap zone
  • combination pool has a large program zone with access ramp
  • pool has a beach entry
  • separate toddlers’ pool
  • indoor water slide
  • amenities and storage facilities
  • concourse shower
  • access to kiosk
  • spill-out areas to secured open space.

Multipurpose Sports Hall incorporates:

  • two multipurpose indoor courts for basketball, netball, volleyball, badminton or indoor soccer
  • tiered seating
  • extensive storage facilities.

The Central Core featuring the main entry and foyer includes:

  • reception
  • cafe with seating
  • meeting room
  • youth facilities and storage
  • offices for sporting groups
  • large amenities servicing the Sports Hall
  • youth and public areas
  • parents’ area and child-minding zone with outdoor secure play area
  • administration, first aid and staff facilities.

There is a lift and stairwell access to a mezzanine level where there is:

  • a gymnasium
  • amenities and sauna facilities.

The new 140-space car park that terraces down towards Tucki Tucki Creek features extensive landscaping.