St Albans Leisure Centre Replacement

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.

Construction is expected to start in late 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.

Design Consultant appointed

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

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.

Brimbank Collective Action Committee

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from residents, business and community service providers to be part of the Brimbank Collective Action Committee.

Members will identify local projects and work together on actions that will make a real difference, improving health and social outcomes with the Brimbank community. Get more information or apply online.

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 $58 million to build. We're looking to attract investment of about $25 million in State and Federal government support.

Want to show your support for the project?

Show your support for the replacement of St Albans Leisure Centre at Are You In?

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.

Council commences EOI process to establish the Brimbank Collective Action Committee.

Starting January 2019​

Design phase

Expected late 2019​

Construction starts