Civic Pool’s iconic 10-metre diving board is part of Canberra’s history. It could be relocated to a new indoor-outdoor aquatic facility in Commonwealth Park with views to The Brindabellas.
There is also scope to redevelop Commonwealth Park’s Stage 88 into a 10,000-person venue with plug-and-play capability modelled on the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and able to support mid-sized outdoor music events.
Combined with the Parkes Way works, the new National Multi-Use Arena and modernised sound laws, this revamped Commonwealth Park music bowl would give Civic the capacity to host major multi-day festivals.
The National Capital Authority is developing a new Commonwealth Park Concept Plan that may be able to bring together these ideas to revitalise one of our city’s most beautiful – and often under-utilised – parks.