Griffith Regional Aquatic Centre

Design team

Xeriscapes, CKDS


Griffith, NSW


Griffith City Council

Landscapes of play
Landscapes of play
Landscapes of play

The proposal for Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre includes a new outdoor 50m Olympic Swimming Pool with spectator seating, marshalling and recreation areas. The existing leisure centre provides a range of fitness services and facilities.


The local climate required an approach that could endure the extremes of both summer and winter, with an annual rainfall of only 400mm. The terraced lawn provides a flexible space for swimmers and spectators alike with rock boulders set amongst hardy native grass and shrub planting to defining the spaces. Shade tree species were selected and positioned to compliment the planting and provide increasing relief for visitors each summer.