Northern ARC Health and Wellbeing Hub

The Northern ARC Health and Wellbeing Hub, proposed on the current Waterworld site, develops the precinct into a world-class, integrated community health and wellbeing hub.

Planning is progressing well for the Northern ARC project. Council completed a masterplan for the site in 2015 and has recently completed a business case which has now been endorsed.

The new Northern ARC facilities are costed at $61.6 million and will integrate with Barwon Health North; a $33 million health facility being built by the state government on the site.

Services and facilities

These will include:

  • 25 metre pool
  • hydrotherapy pool
  • Learn to Swim pool
  • water play area
  • spa, sauna and steam room
  • waterslide
  • café
  • gym and group exercise
  • multi-purpose community spaces
  • consulting suites for maternal child health
  • early childhood care
  • rehabilitation services.

Current status of Northern ARC

  • Council has earmarked $20.6 million in its forward budget to the project.
  • Council is seeking state and federal funding for the remaining $41 million for the project.
  • State government will begin construction of the Barwon Health North facility in 2018, with early works commencing in November 2017.

Next steps

Concept design for the new health and wellbeing hub will commence in early 2018.

We will run community engagement sessions in 2018 to seek community feedback on the proposed facilities and services.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, 10 July 2018