Day by day the changes are visible as the $20.2 million redevelopment nears it’s completion.
With the large wall removed in the cafe area, pool concourse tiling nearing completion and sauna and steam rooms being fitted off; excitement is building as the final touches are undertaken prior to the area being handed over to Nillumbik Shire Council..
At this stage we anticipate handover to occur late August and from there we will require at least 2 weeks to prepare for opening.
We are aiming to open the aquatic spaces for the Nillumbik community late September 2018!
Just a reminder of what will be included in this fantastic addition to the Nillumbik leisure facilities family:
- 8 lane 25m lap pool
- Dedicated learn to swim pool with toddler play area
- Warm water pool
- Sauna and steam room
- Family change village
- Dedicated schools/groups change spaces
- Birthday party room
Final preparations are being made to the aqua timetable with at least 15 classes from opening to be added to the 180 Group Fitness classes currently on offer.
A reminder that Swim Lessons are to commence from Monday 8th October in line with the start of Term 4 and enrolments open to the public on Monday 16th July. For further information please contact the centre on (03) 9439 2266.
The $20.2 million project commenced on 1 August 2016 as a result of a $3.8 million boost from the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and $3 million from the State Government’s Community Facility Funding Program – “Better Pools”.
The aquatic facilities were more than 30 years old, with the pools and associated plant prone to regular failure which intermittently caused the shutdown of parts of the aquatic area. The facility attracts in excess of 760,000 visits on an annual basis and the redevelopment will bring the pool up to a modern day standard to ensure and increase continued usage.
Universal design has been considered and ramp entry to the pools and accessible change facilities have been incorporated into the design.
Check out some of the concept images of the new facility in the Aquatic Facilities.
WE’RE STILL OPEN THROUGHOUT THE REDEVELOPMENT!
While the pools are closed, we are still fully operational in the gym, group fitness, child care and stadium.
Members still get access to over 165 weekly group fitness classes, great support from the gym staff, access to the stadium when not booked and six days per week of child care facilities on site.
Check out the membership FAQ’s for more information about your membership throughout the redevelopment.