Turnstile Entry Systems and Access Control Centaman Entrance Controls’ Award Winning Range of Access Control Systems includes tripod & triarm turnstiles, speedgates, full height…read more
Geelong council to upgrade Leisurelink Aquatic and Recreation Centre
The City of Greater Geelong has today announced that it is to undertake a "significant redevelopment" of its Leisurelink Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
Focussing on the facility's 50-metre swimming pool, the major upgrade will deliver an improved aquatic facility, with associated improvements such as a new concourse, upgraded plant and improved storage.
Funding has been included in the Council’s Proposed Budget 2021/22 to help deliver the project.
Construction is expected to begin in August 2021 and be completed in March 2022 with works requiring the full closure of the 50-metre swimming pool, splash park and waterslides.
All other aquatic facilities at Leisurelink, such as the Learn To Swim pool, Warm Water pool, spa and saunas, will largely operate as normal.
City of Greater Geelong Councillor and Finance Portfolio Chair, Councillor Anthony Aitken, said this investment is one of the first in Council’s new focus to renew and maintain assets to a quality standard, commenting “over the next four years, we are moving towards spending 60% of our total expenditure on asset renewal.
“That is a huge increase on historical levels of spending on existing infrastructure, which shows the focus we have on trying to improve our assets.
“This major upgrade for Leisurelink will significantly improve the much-loved community facility.”
While the Leisurelink pool is closed, the council is exploring other options in its network to best accommodate other users.
City of Greater Geelong Councillor and Leisure and Recreation Portfolio Chair, Peter Murrihy said the council was encouraging further community use of the aquatic facilities by freezing swim, pport and leisure fees in its Proposed Budget 2021/22.
He advisedf "we have left our sport and recreation fees at pre-pandemic levels as we want people to enjoy the physical, mental and social benefits that these facilities offer,
“Our aquatic centres also play a vital role in providing water education and safety programs for our community.”
The 50 metre pool at Leisurelink was originally installed at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena for the 2007 FINA World Aquatics Championships before being relocated to Geelong as the centrepiece of the new facility which opened in 2010.
The City of Greater Geelong released the tender for the works contract last weekend.
7th December 2020 - Victorian aquatic industry shows resilience through a challenging year
9th October 2020 - Victorian Aquatic Industry Alliance wants to see children back in the pool
9th April 2021 - ARV to stage Regional Conference on 6th and 7th May
8th March 2021 - ARV introduces program to advance women in aquatics and recreation
30th November 2020 - Geelong City Council announces increased capacity at aquatic and fitness centres
8th September 2020 - Geelong Council prepares to reopen playgrounds and outdoor pools
12th August 2020 - Site chosen for Geelong’s North Bellarine pool
18th March 2020 - City of Greater Geelong closes facilities in Coronavirus response
9th January 2020 - Geelong pools introduce new water safety measures
17th November 2019 - Geelong Council approves Lara Recreation Reserve Master Plan
4th September 2018 - Geelong Leisurelink’s staff development initiatives awarded by Royal Life Saving
28th January 2018 - 300 solar panels installed at Geelong’s Leisurelink Aquatic Centre
6th July 2014 - Geelong launches Tour de Leisurelink
10th September 2010 - $31 million Geelong Leisurelink Opens
8th May 2009 - Legacy pool set for Geelong Leisurelink installation
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…read more
iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…read more
Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…read more
Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia and Australia, Technogym exports its…read more
Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…read more
iDwala is the Community Sports Surface Specialist offering the highest quality designs and technical expertise to Councils, Schools and Sporting Clubs looking to create sporting…read more
PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!