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Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre diving into school holidays

Published on 19 December 2018

With the busy school holiday period underway, the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre (RALC) has unveiled a range of new facilities that will make the centre more efficient to run and more enjoyable for the entire community.

Headlining the improvements is the new solar harvesting power station, which was officially unveiled today, with Clr Christopher Gordon, Clr Penny Pedersen and Clr Bernard Purcell on site to mark the occasion. 

The solar harvesting power station is the largest of its kind in North West Sydney and includes 846 solar panels, which will generate more than 300 kilowatts of power and save close to 66 equivalent tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year. 

Those attending the RALC will be able to track the performance of the new solar harvesting power station through a special online tracking system that provides live data on how much energy the power station is producing on a display screen at the centre’s café.

Combined with a previously installed cogeneration facility, the RALC is also benefiting economically from the new solar harvesting power station with the centre’s reliance on the main electricity grid now down to around 30%. 

In addition to the energy transformation, the RALC also invested in some new facilities. This includes the introduction of a new disability hoist, while water refill stations are also due to be installed in the new year.

The popular Surf Ryder along with many other activities and water features will be operating through the school holidays. 

Click here for further details on the RALC. 


Last updated on 19 December 2018