Northern Aquatic and Community Hub

The Northern Aquatic and Community Hub will deliver state-of-the-art facilities to support local residents and make Norlane a regional destination for recreation, health and wellbeing experiences.

The Northern Aquatic and Community Hub will deliver state-of-the-art facilities to support local residents and make Norlane a regional destination for recreation, health and wellbeing experiences.

This landmark community facility, proposed for the current Waterworld site, is jointly funded by the City of Greater Geelong ($44.84 million), the Victorian Government ($8.5 million) and the Australian Government ($8.26 million), will deliver 128 jobs in the construction industry and is anticipated to attract 600,000 visits every year, delivering $111 million in preventative health benefits during its first decade of operation alone.

Set to support growth in the Northern Geelong growth corridor, the Northern Aquatic and Community Hub will be co-located with Barwon Health North, providing a unique opportunity to explore complementary health and wellbeing services.

Here’s a sneak peek at how incredible this life-changing health and wellbeing facility will look!

 


Services and facilities

Building on extensive community and stakeholder feedback, the facility will feature a wide range of modern, world-class facilities and services designed to help people of all ages improve their physical and mental health, create social connections and experience better overall wellbeing.

The exciting plans include:

  • 25-metre pool, hydrotherapy pool, Learn-to-Swim pool, water-play area and waterslide;
  • spa, sauna and steam room;
  • Centrally-located café;
  • gymnasium, program rooms and occasional care facilities;
  • 1000 square metres of multi-purpose space to replace the existing community hall – including a 400-seat performance space.

Works will also include external aesthetic improvements to Corio Library as well as landscaping, expanded carparking spaces.

Next steps

We are working to award and announce the contractor who will undertake the works by December 2021 and construction is anticipated to commence early in 2022.

The Northern Aquatic and Community Hub is expected to be completed by late-2023.


Need to know more...

Contact Kristyn Aquilina by email: [email protected].





Page last updated: Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Print