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St Albans Leisure Centre Replacement

We’ve embarked on an exciting and ambitious project – to replace the St Albans Leisure Centre (90 Taylors Road, St Albans)..

We’ll be creating a vibrant, welcoming and innovative multi-generational health and wellbeing hub - the centrepiece of which will be a state-of-the-art aquatic and leisure centre.

We want it to deliver measurable social and health outcomes for Brimbank.

Project Aims

  • A brand new, custom-built leisure and aquatic facility, of which you can be proud. A place to exercise, be healthy, and have fun.
  • Ensuring St Albans Leisure Centre delivers significant, measurable social and health benefits for Brimbank. Having co-located services will help this; and
  • Building a strong community collaboration using “collective impact” principles: different groups working towards the one goal for lasting change.

Leisure and Aquatic components

In August 2018, we confirmed which indoor leisure and aquatic features will be included. These are:

  • Two water slides
  • A 50m, ten lane competition pool with access ramp
  • Leisure water/Learn to Swim Program Pool
  • Warm Water Program Pool with adjoining spas
  • Water play unit and splash pad
  • Dry and steam saunas
  • A gym with 24-hour access
  • Group fitness/function rooms
  • A wellness centre/Community program room

Other features will include a café, multiple wet and dry change rooms, including family change, and a crèche.

Design Consultant appointed

In December 2018, we awarded the contract for the design of the health and wellbeing hub to Williams Ross Architects.

Design principles and Site Masterplan finalised

A set of Design Principles to inform the various stages of the design process for the Health and Wellbeing Hub have been developed.

In line with the Design Principles, a Site Masterplan has been developed to ensure the project considers opportunities for future development and future aspirations for the site.

Schematic designs released

In September 2019, schematic designs for the health and wellbeing hub were endorsed by Council.

The schematic designs – part of the early design phase – will be used to provide the basis for further investigation and detail development of the project.

Co-location Tenancy

Development of the St Albans Leisure Centre Replacement – Health and Wellbeing Hub, provides an opportunity for Council to combine social and health outcomes with infrastructure development. We'll achieve this through the co-location of community organisations in the Hub, to enable delivery of integrated services.

Following a decision at the December 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting, we will offer Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand and Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd, tenancy agreements to allow them to co-locate at the hub and work with Council to improve social and health outcomes for the community.

Funding

The Health and Wellbeing Hub, including space to accommodate tenant partners, is now expected to cost in excess of $60 million, subject to the finalisation of the design.

We're looking to attract investment from the State and Federal governments.

Project Timeline

Timeline is subject to change.

 

August 2018

Council approved the centre component brief (i.e. what will be incorporated into the health and wellbeing hub).

September - October 2018​

Community information process undertaken.

December 2018

Council awards contract for the design of the health and wellbeing hub to Williams Ross Architects.

Council offers Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand and Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd tenancy agreements to co-locate at the hub.

January 2019​

Design phase commenced

​May 2019

Site masterplan completed

September 2019

Schematic Design completed

January 2020

Detailed Design expected to be completed*

February 2020

Design and Construction contract expected to be released*

April 2020

Expected closure of St Albans Leisure Centre

June 2020

Design and Construction contract expected to be awarded*

June 2020

Expected start of construction of new Health and Wellbeing Hub (including demolition of St Albans Leisure Centre)

February 2022

Expected completion of construction

* estimated and subject to change