COUNCIL has confirmed Tamworth's city pool will remain standing as part of an updated plan to reinvent the CBD parkland.
Councillors formally adopted the Bicentennial Park Masterplan at the council meeting on Tuesday night.
"It wasn't a decision to keep the pool open ... it was just a confirmation that the pool would be available and maintained to an appropriate standard for community use until, and if and when, the funding for the aquatic centre has been realised," Tamworth mayor Col Murray said.
Under the adopted plan, the Tamworth Olympic Pool will be retained until the proposed aquatics centre is built, if it goes ahead.
In 2018, councillors voted in favour of a business case for a new aquatic centre, which would cost upwards of $60 million.
A former draft master plan would have seen the city pool decommissioned.
The new Bicentennial Park Masterplan also includes improving facilities and the pavilion at No. 1 Oval, to make it a boutique sports ground, installing a 'fish ladder' and expanding the car park.