Sandgate Wading Pool

Stage Number: MBNH.12.04.15

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Brighton-Sandgate-Shorncliffe-Deagon

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: Flinders Parade, Sandgate

Latitude & Longitude: -27.31230556,153.06930556

Time Link: 1941

Map Link: 1942

Image Time Point: 1942

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The Sandgate Wading Pool opened in 1941. From planning approval in 1935, it took considerable to time in completion, due to the reconfiguration of the existing sea wall and the abolition in 1939 of the Intermittent Relief Work Works Payment Scheme which had funded the manual labour necessary for the complex public works project. The community was, however, well rewarded in a major and popular recreational site. The mid-1980s saw further development in the opening of the Sandgate swimming complex complementing the historic wading pool. Further major reconstruction in 2008 saw the creation of the Sandgate Aquatic Centre. Again the development of the recreational facility tended to complement the heritage value of the original site. Repairs and engineering improvement were carried out to retain the purpose of the large wading pool.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 142

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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 4 chains to the inch. Town of Sandgate, City of Brisbane, Parish of Nundah and others, County of Stanley. Sheet 2. 4 chains to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 620288