The Age – Victoria reports: Fancy a swim in the Yarra River?
Watercraft regulations make it illegal and water quality makes it questionable – especially after it rains – but a not-for-profit group wants to change that by building a floating swimming pool on the river’s edge that would cost at least $6 million.
The Yarra Swim Co has released a concept design for the pool it suggests could be built on the banks of the Yarra next to Enterprise Park, where Melbourne’s settlers moored their ship in 1835.
The concept was released on Thursday night as part of Australia’s Venice Biennale Exhibition, opening this week.
The group last year pushed to revive the historic Race to Princes Bridge, a swim competition that ran from the early 1900s to the 1960s, and again in the late 1980s.
It argues that waterway pools are a growing concept globally, with plans under way for New York and London. More…