Updated: August 2019
Take a look at plans for our new Aquatic Centre
Follow the video link below for a sneak preview of the Rosebud Aquatic Centre.
*Final facility may be subject to design changes
Aquatic Centre Construction Commencement
On Monday 8 July, Mornington Peninsula Shire Councillors joined Shire officers and community for celebratory event and smoking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Rosebud Aquatic Centre, which is on track to be completed by late 2020.
At its meeting on Monday 24 June, Council awarded a $35.82 million contract for construction of the Rosebud Aquatic Centre to Buxton Constructions.
Buxton Constructions is a Melbourne based construction company bringing 45 years of industry experience. They are specialists in landmark sports developments having successfully completed Geelong Leisure Link, Croydon Aquatic Centre and refurbishment of Ascot Vale Sports and Fitness Centre.
Construction will include environmental design features to improve efficiency throughout the building. We'll be installing a 231kW solar panel system on the aquatic centre roof to generate a significant share of the electricity use. Air pressurisation will be used in the pool hall to reduce heat loss from the pool when not in use and alleviates the need for pool blankets. Others ways energy use will be minimalized is by installing insulation on the walls and floor of the concrete pools to reduce heat loss, having an air-tight building, using natural lighting, and having energy efficient water treatment plant and equipment.
Detailed Design Plans
Download: Detail Design Plans of Rosebud Aquatic Centre - Floorplans(PDF, 29MB)
Download: Detail Design Plans of Rosebud Aquatic Centre - Renders(PDF, 5MB)
Plans current at June 2019.
Car park now open
A new car park to service Mornington Peninsula Shire's Rosebud Office and future home of the Rosbebud Aquatic Centre is now open!
An additional 270 parking spaces are now available for community members and Shire staff, and will also ease congestion whilst the Aquatic Centre construction is underway.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council confirmed it will engage the services of an industry expert to work alongside Council in the management of the Rosebud Aquatic Centre.
At its Council Meeting on Tuesday 12 March, Council adopted a five-year Fee for Service management model, including up to 12 months of pre-opening planning to help deliver a state-of-the art facility in Rosebud.
50m Pool for Rosebud
After considering community feedback on the Rosebud Aquatic Centre Business Case, Council confirmed it will progress with a 50-metre indoor pool for the future Rosebud Aquatic Centre, set to be constructed at Besgrove Street Rosebud.
Council received feedback from more than 7,000 participants from across the peninsula during consultation on the length of the main indoor pool.
Overall 94% of respondents in all the engagement methods preferred a 50m pool.
The Aquatic Centre will feature:
- 50m indoor pool
- Learn to Swim Pool
- Warm water program pool
- 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, 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
Rosebud Aquatic Centre will be designed and constructed over a three-year period, with the aim of opening late 2020.
Download: Rosebud Aquatic Centre Factsheet(PDF, 787KB)