Reference group established for NACH

Friday, 6 May 2022

Residents with an interest in improving health and wellbeing in the northern Geelong growth area are encouraged to nominate for a place on a new community liaison reference group.

The City is establishing the reference group for the new $61.6 million Northern Aquatic andCommunity Hub (NACH).

Construction on the jointly funded project, adjacent the Barwon Health North site in Norlane, began in late February.

The community liaison reference group will engage with community representatives

Councillor Anthony Aitken, of Windermere Ward, said the NACH was the largest ever community infrastructure investment project to be delivered by Council.

Given the size and importance of the facility to the community, the reference group is essential to ensure we tap into our local knowledge, skills and experience. This will be used to get feedback on ideas and issues, to help decide the best use of the space and to ensure its programming meets the needs of the local community.

Interested community members are encouraged to visit the Have Your Say page for more information and to complete an expression of interest.

Nominations are being taken until 20 May.

Fellow Windermere Ward Councillor Kylie Grzybek said the reference group would help Council create the NACH as a regional-level venue for health and wellbeing.

We encourage all interested representatives to put their names forward, so this vital new facility can have the biggest impact.

The Northern Aquatic and Community Hub is being delivered by the City of Greater Geelong, in partnership with the Victorian and Australian governments.

It will be a vibrant space for leisure and recreation activities, cultural and health programs, and community events, featuring:

  • 1000 square metres of multi-purpose community space
  • A 25-metre pool, hydrotherapy pool, Learn to Swim pool, water play area and waterslide
  • Spa, sauna, and steam room
  • A centrally located café
  • A gymnasium, program rooms and occasional care facilities
  • Consulting suites; and
  • Expanded car parking spaces, landscaping, and aesthetic improvements to Corio Library.

Page last updated: Friday, 6 May 2022