Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre Redevelopment

In 2006 Council endorsed a Master Plan for the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre, to guide the future planning and provision of aquatic and leisure services, programs and facilities at the Centre.

The redevelopment will ensure that Aquarena meets the needs of our community; people of all ages and all abilities, now and into the future.

The redevelopment of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Williamsons Road Doncaster is now nearing completion and will return to full operation on Friday 1 July 2016.

Stages one, two, three and 3A of the project were completed in February 2014. In August 2014, construction works commenced to implement the remaining three stages, stages four, five and six.

Manningham City Council and the Manningham YMCA thanks you for your patience during the redevelopment works.

For updates, news and information on the day to day operations of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre facilities, programs and services, please visit www.aquarena.ymca.org.au




In 2006 Council endorsed a Master Plan for the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre, to guide the future planning and provision of aquatic and leisure services, programs and facilities at the Centre.

The redevelopment will ensure that Aquarena meets the needs of our community; people of all ages and all abilities, now and into the future.

The redevelopment of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Williamsons Road Doncaster is now nearing completion and will return to full operation on Friday 1 July 2016.

Stages one, two, three and 3A of the project were completed in February 2014. In August 2014, construction works commenced to implement the remaining three stages, stages four, five and six.

Manningham City Council and the Manningham YMCA thanks you for your patience during the redevelopment works.

For updates, news and information on the day to day operations of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre facilities, programs and services, please visit www.aquarena.ymca.org.au




  • April 2016 Update

    7 months ago

    The redevelopment of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre is now nearing completion and will officially open on Friday 1 July 2016.

    The implementation of stages four, five and six of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre Master Plan will be completed in June. The centre will then return to full operation (including the Health Club services) on Friday 1 July.

    Stages four, five and six have included:

    • Construction of a new indoor warm water program pool and pool hall including new steam room and spa
    • Construction of a new outdoor water splash and play area
    • Construction of... Continue reading

    The redevelopment of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre is now nearing completion and will officially open on Friday 1 July 2016.

    The implementation of stages four, five and six of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre Master Plan will be completed in June. The centre will then return to full operation (including the Health Club services) on Friday 1 July.

    Stages four, five and six have included:

    • Construction of a new indoor warm water program pool and pool hall including new steam room and spa
    • Construction of a new outdoor water splash and play area
    • Construction of a new wellness centre inclusive of multi-purpose room
    • Expansion and relocation of the health club
    • Extensive redevelopment of the entrance foyer, administration zone and reception area
    • Modification works to the existing crèche area
    • Expansion and refurbishment of the existing dry change areas
    • Redevelopment of the external drop off and pick up zones including the establishment of a new forecourt
    • Construction of a sky bridge linking visitors from the upper car park levels to the facility.

    For more information please visit Community Update April 2016.

    The centre will continue to operate during the final phase of the implementation period.

    For updates, news and information on the day to day operations of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre facilities and programs and services, please visit www.aquarena.ymca.org.au







  • October 2015 Update

    about 1 year ago

    The $20 million redevelopment of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre is one significant step closer towards its grand re-opening in mid 2016, with all programs and services recommencing in the totally refurbished Indoor Pool Hall.

    The new look Indoor Pool Hall re-opens on Monday 5 October, 2015 with swimming lessons, school swimming lesson programs, Aqua Exercise, Aqua Play, Hydrotherapy, lap swimming and the leisure space all back in action for the commencement of term 4.

    Refurbishment works include:

    ·Repair and tiling of the entire Pool Concourse

    ·Tiling repairs and maintenance of the 25m pool

    ·New mechanical... Continue reading

    The $20 million redevelopment of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre is one significant step closer towards its grand re-opening in mid 2016, with all programs and services recommencing in the totally refurbished Indoor Pool Hall.

    The new look Indoor Pool Hall re-opens on Monday 5 October, 2015 with swimming lessons, school swimming lesson programs, Aqua Exercise, Aqua Play, Hydrotherapy, lap swimming and the leisure space all back in action for the commencement of term 4.

    Refurbishment works include:

    · Repair and tiling of the entire Pool Concourse

    · Tiling repairs and maintenance of the 25m pool

    · New mechanical air-conditioning plant and equipment

    · Upgrade to existing ducts.

    · New gutter grating to all three pools

    · New epoxy paint to base of toddlers pool

    · Installation of three new sky lights

    · Replacing existing lighting with energy efficient LED

    · New seating for the pool hall

    · Painting of structural steel, bulkheads and walls.

    · Replacing all pool signage to latest standards

    · New glazed pool hand rails and balustrade


  • September 2015 Update - Construction progressing at Aquarena

    over 1 year ago
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    Stages four, five and six of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre Master Plan are progressing, with construction work on the indoor therapy pool now underway. The indoor pool will re open on Monday 5 October.


    Stages four, five and six of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre Master Plan are progressing, with construction work on the indoor therapy pool now underway. The indoor pool will re open on Monday 5 October.


  • July 2015 Update - Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre redevelopment

    over 1 year ago
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    The implementation of stages four, five and six of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Master Plan is well underway, and with construction work having already progressed for almost a year, the new face of Aquarena is starting to take shape.

    Those who have visited Aquarena recently will have noticed the installation of sections of the new sky bridge, and the construction of the new entry foyer and health club, as well as major excavation works for the new indoor warm water therapy pool.

    On Monday 29 June, the existing Indoor Pool Hall Area closed for a three month period to... Continue reading

    The implementation of stages four, five and six of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Master Plan is well underway, and with construction work having already progressed for almost a year, the new face of Aquarena is starting to take shape.

    Those who have visited Aquarena recently will have noticed the installation of sections of the new sky bridge, and the construction of the new entry foyer and health club, as well as major excavation works for the new indoor warm water therapy pool.

    On Monday 29 June, the existing Indoor Pool Hall Area closed for a three month period to complete a major refurbishment of the 25 metre indoor pool, the learn to swim pool and toddler pool, including tiling the entire indoor pool concourse, pool gutters and surrounds, re-grouting tiling in all of the indoor pools, and painting the indoor pool walls and roofing structures.

    The Indoor Pool Hall Area is scheduled to re-open on Monday 5 October for Term Four Aquatics Education.




  • May 2015 Update - Aquarena Indoor Pool Hall Closure

    over 1 year ago

    As part of the current redevelopment works, the Indoor Pool Hall Area must temporarily close for a three month period to complete major refurbishment works.

    The refurbishment of the Indoor Pool Hall Area, which includes the 25 metre indoor pool, and learn to swim and toddler pools, will include:

    • Tiling the entire indoor pool concourse
    • Tiling the indoor pool gutters and surrounds
    • Re-grouting tiling in all of the indoor pools
    • Painting the indoor pool walls and roofing structures
    • Preparatory construction work for connection to the new indoor warm water pool area.

    The Indoor Pool Hall Area is scheduled to close... Continue reading

    As part of the current redevelopment works, the Indoor Pool Hall Area must temporarily close for a three month period to complete major refurbishment works.

    The refurbishment of the Indoor Pool Hall Area, which includes the 25 metre indoor pool, and learn to swim and toddler pools, will include:

    • Tiling the entire indoor pool concourse
    • Tiling the indoor pool gutters and surrounds
    • Re-grouting tiling in all of the indoor pools
    • Painting the indoor pool walls and roofing structures
    • Preparatory construction work for connection to the new indoor warm water pool area.

    The Indoor Pool Hall Area is scheduled to close on Monday 29 June and re-open on Monday 5 October for Term 4 Aquatics Education.

    For more information about the Indoor Pool Hall Area closure view the Indoor Pool Hall Closure fact sheet or visit the Aquarena website.


  • April 2015 Update - Aquarena Master Plan Implementation

    over 1 year ago

    Construction of stages four to six of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre Master Plan is progressing.

    Excavation works have now been completed to create the bench levels for the new pool hall and the ground floor concrete slab has been poured.Footings for the sky bridge are in place and services and drainage works are nearing completion.

    The next stage of the redevelopment will include ground works for the new warm water pool as well as the splash and play area and the erection of the structural steel frame for the new building.

    For updates, news and information on the... Continue reading

    Construction of stages four to six of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre Master Plan is progressing.

    Excavation works have now been completed to create the bench levels for the new pool hall and the ground floor concrete slab has been poured.Footings for the sky bridge are in place and services and drainage works are nearing completion.

    The next stage of the redevelopment will include ground works for the new warm water pool as well as the splash and play area and the erection of the structural steel frame for the new building.

    For updates, news and information on the day to day operations of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre facilities, programs and services, please visit www.aquarena.ymca.org.au

  • February 2015 Update: Aquarena Master Plan Implementation

    almost 2 years ago

    The implementation of the final stages of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre Master Plan is progressing well.

    The builder has completed the demolition of the outdoor 50 metre pool's plant room, the health club and the centre’s entrance and reception area.

    The footings and foundations are currently being excavated in the area and the ground floor concrete slab is expected to be poured in late February.

    The next step will be to erect structural steel that will form part of the new building works at the front of the facility.

    For updates, news and information on the day to... Continue reading

    The implementation of the final stages of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre Master Plan is progressing well.

    The builder has completed the demolition of the outdoor 50 metre pool's plant room, the health club and the centre’s entrance and reception area.

    The footings and foundations are currently being excavated in the area and the ground floor concrete slab is expected to be poured in late February.

    The next step will be to erect structural steel that will form part of the new building works at the front of the facility.

    For updates, news and information on the day to day operations of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre facilities, programs and services, visit www.aquarena.ymca.org.au


  • December 2014 Update: Aquarena Master Plan Implementation

    almost 2 years ago

    The construction site has been established with temporary fencing and portables, changes made to vehicle parking and pedestrian access, and the health club has relocated to a temporary facility next to the Manningham Civic Centre.

    The next phase of the 20 month project includes the construction of a new indoor plant room to service the existing indoor pools and the new warm water pool, which will be followed by the construction of a new health club, change rooms and an all abilities access sky bridge.

    The construction site has been established with temporary fencing and portables, changes made to vehicle parking and pedestrian access, and the health club has relocated to a temporary facility next to the Manningham Civic Centre.

    The next phase of the 20 month project includes the construction of a new indoor plant room to service the existing indoor pools and the new warm water pool, which will be followed by the construction of a new health club, change rooms and an all abilities access sky bridge.

  • October 2014 Update: Aquarena Master Plan Implementation

    about 2 years ago

    The implementation of the final stages (4, 5 and 6) of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre Master Plan is now well underway.

    The builders, Ireland Brown, have established the construction site. This involved the set up temporary fencing and portables, changes to vehicle, parking and pedestrian access from the upper Aquarena public car park to a new entrance, and the relocation of the Health Club to a temporary facility.

    The next stage of the 20 month project includes the construction of a new indoor plant room to service the existing indoor pools and the new warm water pool (phase... Continue reading

    The implementation of the final stages (4, 5 and 6) of the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre Master Plan is now well underway.

    The builders, Ireland Brown, have established the construction site. This involved the set up temporary fencing and portables, changes to vehicle, parking and pedestrian access from the upper Aquarena public car park to a new entrance, and the relocation of the Health Club to a temporary facility.

    The next stage of the 20 month project includes the construction of a new indoor plant room to service the existing indoor pools and the new warm water pool (phase 1), the construction of a new health club, change rooms and an all abilities access Sky Bridge (phase 2).

    Manningham Council and Manningham YMCA would like to thank Aquarena members / users, and surrounding residents for their understanding and patience during this time.


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