Our Aquatic Centre

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Following more than 400 community suggestions, we have shortlisted five names for the new Aquatic Centre in Rosebud and now it’s your turn to help us decide!

Vote for your favourite name!

The shortlisted names have been carefully compiled from community suggestions and a naming panel of community members and industry experts.

Construction is well underway for the new Aquatic Centre in Rosebud. Construction is due to be completed at the end of 2020. The new Aquatic Centre will feature:

  • 50m indoor pool
  • Learn to Swim Pool
  • Warm water program pool
  • a multi-purpose room for health and fitness classes
  • gymnasium
  • a wellness centre featuring consulting, steam and sauna rooms catering for specialist services such as massage and physiotherapy, relaxation, older adults and sports recovery
  • a café offering high-quality food services
  • high priority disability access
  • access ramps to the main pool, learn-to-swim pool and warm water program pool
  • wheelchair access to the spa within the warm water program pool
  • family change rooms for persons with a disability or special needs

Following more than 400 community suggestions, we have shortlisted five names for the new Aquatic Centre in Rosebud and now it’s your turn to help us decide!

Vote for your favourite name!

The shortlisted names have been carefully compiled from community suggestions and a naming panel of community members and industry experts.

The shortlist of names include:

Barbawar Aquatic Centre   

“Barbawar” is the local indigenous word for “sting ray”. Sting rays frequently swim in local waters, and the name has an evocative connection to the facility’s architectural design, with its sweeping forms. In a symbolic sense, sting rays are known to represent manoeuvrability, fluidity and a sense of inner guidance.

Drawing on our local indigenous language, the name “Barbawar” helps to tell the story of the Peninsula’s past – celebrating our history as we look to the future. It’s unique in its appeal and is both memorable and easy to pronounce.

Gunawarra Aquatic Centre    

“Gunawarra” is the local indigenous word for “black swan”. It connects to both the historical language of the area and the black swans which gather nearby. Being a water bird, black swans help to connect the name to the main purpose of the facility. They can also represent grace and nobility.

The name draws on 40,000 years of local history through its connection to the language of the Bunurong/ Boon Wurrung people, and it enables us to begin telling their story through this landmark new facility. “Gunawarra” also draws parallels with other place names on the Peninsula – such as Gunnamatta – providing a link for the region.

Rosebud Aquatic Centre    

Rosebud Aquatic Centre is a functional, descriptive name which creates a connection to the township of Rosebud. It’s simple and straightforward in its approach, tapping into an existing sense of recognition for locals and visitors alike. It is easy to pronounce, spell and remember.

It celebrates the existing township name and creates a strong destination facility to help build Rosebud’s identity.

Tides Aquatic Centre       

“Tides” links the facility to the sea, which is a connector for our community. The Mornington Peninsula is surrounded by three bodies of water, each with their own tidal rhythm. Tides connect us to nature and remind us that change is constant. They represent the strength and power of water, yet the name also brings with it a peaceful, dependable feel.

On a practical note, “Tides” is also succinct, simple and easy to both say and spell.

Yawa Aquatic Centre

“Yawa” is the local indigenous word for “swim”, or “to swim”. It is a simple and unique name which represents the purpose of the facility and is both easy to pronounce and easy to spell. “Yawa” is implicitly local and draws on a language which brings over 40,000 years of history.

“Yawa Aquatic Centre” has both a sense of integrity and a sense of fun, and opens up opportunities to engage people of all ages in a warm and inclusive name. In drawing on the local indigenous language for the name, it also creates an opportunity to tell the story of our past and start a conversation about indigenous language and culture for our future.

The Shire is seeking a name that will create a connection with the Peninsula community through place and environment with an approachable, welcoming and positive feel.

Results from the community vote will help inform Council’s final decision of the new Aquatic Centre name with preference voting welcome until Thursday 9 July 2020.

 

 

  

 

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Our Aquatic Centre construction on track despite COVID-19 challenge.

Our Mayor Sam Hearn recently visited the construction site for our new Aquatic Centre in Rosebud to provide an update on the construction. 

 

Take a look at the plans for our new Aquatic Centre

Watch the video for a sneak preview of the Rosebud Aquatic Centre.
*Final facility may be subject to design changes

Aquatic Centre Detailed Design Plans 

(Plans current at June 2019)

 Download: Detail Design Plans of Our Aquatic Centre - Floorplans(PDF, 29MB)

Download: Detail Design Plans of Our Aquatic Centre - Renders(PDF, 5MB)

Aquatic Centre Concept Plans 

Three concept plans were developed for the proposed public swimming pool in Rosebud.

Land adjoining the Shire offices in Besgrove Street was been named as the preferred site for the pool, which is expected to expedite the development of an aquatic facility in Rosebud

The concept plans include options for a 25-metre indoor pool, a 50-metre indoor pool and a 50-metre outdoor pool.  All options include a learn to swim pool,  warm water program pool and associated health, fitness and well-being facilities.

The mix of components shown in the three concept plans will provide for traditional aquatic pool programs including training, school competitions, education, health and fitness and special events.

The concepts also show several health, fitness and wellness components such as:

  • a multi-purpose room for health and fitness classes
  • a wellness centre featuring consulting, steam and sauna rooms catering for specialist services such as massage and physiotherapy, relaxation, older adults and sports recovery
  • a café offering high-quality food services
  • high priority disability access
    • access ramps to the main pool (25 metre and 50 metre options), learn-to-swim pool and warm water program pool
    • wheelchair access to the spa within the warm water program pool
    • family change rooms for persons with a disability or special needs
    • all the pool decks will be on the same level avoiding the need for any lifts.

Download: Concept 1 - 25m indoor pool

Download: Concept 2 - 50m indoor pool

Download: Concept 3 - 50m outdoor pool

Belgravia Leisure has been awarded tender for Aquatic Centre management

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has appointed Belgravia Leisure as the facility manager of the Rosebud Aquatic Centre at its Council meeting on Tuesday 26 November 2019. Belgravia Leisure will commence working with Council in January 2020 for a five-year period.
 
This tenure will include Belgravia Leisure supporting Council in the establishment and management of the day to day the operations of the state-of-the-art new aquatic and recreation facility. 

Mornington Peninsula Shire is improving intersection safety at Boneo Road/Besgrove Street, Rosebud ahead of the opening of the new Aquatic Centre. 

To provide safe access to the new Aquatic Centre in Rosebud, changes will be made including the installation of traffic signals and a right turn ban from Boneo Road into Allambi Avenue. These changes will be made in late 2020. 

Read more about this project on the Boneo Road Traffic Signalling Change page.

 

 

At a Council meeting on Tuesday 12 December, Council received the Rosebud Aquatic Centre Business Case based on three concept plans that included options for a 25-metre indoor pool, a 50-metre indoor pool and a 50-metre outdoor pool and associated health, fitness and wellbeing facilities.

At the meeting Council also received the community feedback on the concept plans from the consultation that took place earlier in 2017.

Download: Rosebud Aquatic Facility Business Case(PDF, 2MB)