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    New Morris Iemma Sports Centre shows off sustainable design with environment-friendly bathroom fittings

    GWA Group

    A range of water-efficient bathroom fittings from leading brands has been supplied by the GWA Group to the newly developed Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, Sydney’s latest iconic sport facility.  

    Designed by David Leung of McPhee Architects and commissioned by Canterbury City Council, the $9 million sport precinct combines state-of-the art facilities with a community partnership managed by YMCA.  

    Named in honour of former NSW Premier and Member for Lakemba, The Honourable Morris Iemma, the sports centre is not only a place to enjoy fitness but also includes community programs such as performing and visual arts.  

    Located in the heart of Sydney’s South West village of Riverwood, the indoor sports centre features a gym, group fitness studio, spinning studio, physio suite, crèche facilities, multipurpose room, outdoor training zone and two multipurpose indoor courts.  

    One of the key design goals of the Council was to create a modern iconic yet functional building designed for the community, incorporating ESD principles such as cost-effective, durable and maintenance-free materials selection, rainwater harvesting, water savings and energy conservation.  

    Water-efficient bathroom fittings and fixtures from leading brands such as Caroma, Schell and Stylus play a central role in the building’s innovative water saving system.  

    Tapware for the essential centre supporting amenities including large bathrooms and change room areas was selected from products by Caroma and Schell because of their unbeatable water savings performance and ultra-modern designs.  

    Bathroom fittings also included Caroma Cube 0.8L Smartflush urinals installed in the male bathroom/ change room. The Caroma Cube 0.8 urinal is the first urinal to achieve the maximum 6 Star WELS (Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme) rating for water conservation, and features a technically advanced flushing system.

    According to Mr Leung, the smart urine sensing operation detects the urinal is in use and activates the electronic flush valve relative to usage volume, eliminating accidental activation and water wastage.

    The Schell Petite is a line of self closing basin mixers that boasts a 6 Star WELS rating for water efficiency. A push activation feature allows fixed water temperature to flow for 5-30 seconds.   

    Caroma Cube toilet suites as well as Stylus Venetia inset basins combine perfectly in style and quality in the male and female bathrooms.  

    Caroma Junior toilet suites, designed especially for children and infants were installed in the children’s bathroom. The Junior has a reduced height toilet pan and has been coupled with a Slimline plastic cistern to provide a cost-effective solution.  

    Mr Leung focussed on selecting products and materials that not only offered high performance and quality but also incorporated water saving technology. 

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