We are planning to re-establish a swimming site at Bayview Park after the previous swim site was closed in 1969. After the Bayview Baths first closed in 1969, the baths were demolished about 1995. They appear to have been built in the late 1950s, replacing an earlier trapezoidal enclosure. You can see more historical images of the swim site below.

In partnership with the Parramatta River Catchment Group (PRCG), we are working to make Parramatta River swimmable again, and this swim site will enable our community to enjoy and experience swimming in a safe environment.

A swimming safety net will allow people to swim in a safe environment. We are also planning to install an outdoor shower.

With Sydney Water, we have been assessing the site and testing the water quality. These tests are ongoing and updates will be provided on this page. For more information, you can review the site feasibility study in the document library and here.

Other background documents include the Our Living River Background Research, and PRCG's masterplan swim site dashboard.

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What exactly is being delivered?

The project is proposing:

  • A swimming safety net set away from the jetty
  • An outdoor shower

How you can give feedback:

The below survey is seeking your input on the proposal, what issues or concerns you have, how likely you would be to use the swimming area once it is installed, and what Council could do to increase the likelihood of swimming.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we aren't able to host a drop-in on site, however we are hosting a virtual drop-in session on Wednesday 16 September from 6-7PM so you can ask questions of the project team. Please register in the form on this page.

You can also request to meet with the project team on site (adhering to COVID-19 precautions) by emailing collaborate@canadabay.nsw.gov.au.

How we will keep the community updated?

Throughout this project, we will keep the community informed, will listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations and provide feedback on how public input influenced our decisions moving forward.

Please note: to respond to the survey you need to create a Collaborate profile. Simply click: "sign up" below and sign up with your email. If you have any questions please email collaborate@canadabay.nsw.gov.au

Bayview Park throughout history

Curated by local studies librarian John Johnson. Do you have a beautiful Bayview memory? Share it with us in the survey!