Author Archives: Defending Public Spaces WA

Plan to build WA’s first ocean pool

The Town of Mosman Park council decided this week to investigate the concept of building WA’s first ocean pool at North Leighton Beach.   The pool would cost around $7M and be 50 meters  wide.   The Mayor of Mosman … Continue reading

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A Symposium on Ocean Pools

All are welcome to the this FREE event. See the event page on Facebook Download a PDF of the program & speakers A Symposium on Ocean Pools Friday September 30th 2016 at 2-4PM Tannock Hall The University of Notre Dame … Continue reading

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23 Reasons Australia Is The Most Stunningly Perfect Place To Travel

The Huffington Post‘s life style editor Suzy Strutner lists “ocean pools” as one of the “reasons Australia is the most stunningly perfect place to travel”. Read her article here.

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Leça Swimming Pools – Portugal

Since its completion in 1966 the Leça Swimming Pool complex, by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza, has been an internationally recognized building. Still almost half a century later, it has gracefully retained its architectural integrity and remained a popular retreat. The … Continue reading

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Review of Beach Policy -Town of Cottesloe call for comment

The Town of Cottesloe is calling for submissions from the public for the review of its Beach Policy. If you would like to see an Ocean Pool at Cottesloe beach (or if you have any other ideas or issues about … Continue reading

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Young amputee’s plea for an Ocean Pool at Cottesloe

This is a phone video of the aired version of the Channel 9 News segment about the proposed Cottesloe Ocean Pool, aired on Friday the 2nd of May, 2014.    I it is different to the on-line version.   This version focuses … Continue reading

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Cottesloe Pool – New Images and Update

Here are the fantastic new images of the proposed Ocean Pool for Cottesloe have been released this week. There will be a Public Meeting to discuss the proposed plans at;5pm, Thursday 1st of May 2014Cottesloe Town Council109 Broome Street, Cottesloe … Continue reading

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Proposed Design for Cottesloe Ocean Pool

Brilliant presentation yesterday by Luan Nguyen and Dan Courtney at the Centre for Water Reseach at UWA about their research on the Cottesloe Ocean Pool. They have come up with a design that is self-flushing and virtually maintenance free. The … Continue reading

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Winter Swimming Club Video

See this fantastic video taken in 2011 for the launch of the Winter Swimming season by the Dee Why Ice Picks in NSW. We must have Ocean Pools in Perth, so we can host national and international Winter Swimming competions.  Ocean Pools … Continue reading

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Building on water saves space

A lack of land creates a need to be resourceful.  See some great images in this article about the Copenhagen Harbour Bath.  Anything built in the ocean would have to be a lot more sturdy than this, however there are lots … Continue reading

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