Swim at the Yarra? Pool and fitness centre idea floated

AN outdoor pool may be built on the banks of the Yarra River, according to The Age today.

A consortium called Birrarung Pools and Melbourne Lifeform Development said in a statement that it was "exploring the feasibility of establishing a special-purpose community pool and aquatic and fitness centre adjacent to the Yarra River."

"The multi-use facility comprising swim, gym and bike pursuits would occupy a site on the banks of the Yarra River near to and west of the popular Melbourne Aquarium" said that statement, adding it would incorporate "world-leading environmental standards."

The Age states that the consortium includes architects, engineers, environmental consultants and sports administrators.

The consortium has said that it has received positive support from a number of "major enterprises in the city," and that copies of the scheme have been submitted to both Melbourne City Council and the State Government.

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