Some Legends Want To Build A Swimming Pool On The Yarra River

This would be fun!

Some Legends Want To Build A Swimming Pool On The Yarra River

A proposal for a public swimming pool on the Yarra River near Melbourne Aquarium has been revived. 

The idea was first proposed in 2016, and it is now set to be assessed by a number of different user groups to see if it is viable. 

The concept plan by Yarra Pools includes a 25m floating pool, a fishing pontoon, floating wetlands, a cafe and change rooms.

At this stage the pool wouldn't use the Yarra's iconic brown water, but there is potential for that to change if the water quality improves. 

“We want to design something that is flexible and adaptable, and that’s actually used throughout the year as well,” Yarra Pools spokesman Michael O’Neill told The Herald Sun.

“With the pool you could also incorporate some kind of bike path or some kind of other way to get around, or at least draw people down to this part of the river.”

Back in Melbourne's early days the Yarra housed a number of proper swimming pools, including Alphington’s Rudder Grange and Alphington Park pools.

If you'd like to swim in the Yarra this summer, currently the best spot to do it is Warrandyte's Pound Bend.