St Albans Leisure Centre Replacement

We’re embarking on an exciting and ambitious project – to replace the St Albans Leisure Centre (90 Taylors Road, St Albans)!  We want it to deliver measurable social and health outcomes for Brimbank. 

Construction is proposed to start in 2019.

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 51.5m, ten lane competition pool with moving boom and 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 including a community program room

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

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 is through the co-location of community organisations in the Hub, to enable delivery of integrated services.

Tenancy applications were invited from community organisations who were interested in working collaboratively to deliver significant, measurable social and health benefits to the community, and in providing input into the centre's design.

We're currently negotiating with short-listed community organisations to explore opportunities to deliver integrated health and wellbeing services for you.

Funding

Council has put aside $1.8 million in its 2018/2019 Budget for the design. Construction is proposed to start in 2019.

The Health and Wellbeing Hub is expected to cost over $53 million to build. We're looking to attract investment of about $25 million in State and Federal government support.

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Project Timeline

Timeline is subject to change.

August 2018

Council to approve draft centre component brief (i.e. what will be incorporated into the health and wellbeing hub development)

September - October 2018​

Community information process to start

October 2018

Establish a Brimbank Collaborative Action Committee (Advisory Committee of Council). The committee will set outcome goals that will focus on improving social and health outcomes for the community

Late 2018

Council to appoint architect to design the health and wellbeing hub (via Tender process)

Starting January 2019​

Design phase

Expected late 2019​

Construction starts