Pool progress for Rosebud

Published on 21 September 2018


Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has given the green light for construction of the highly anticipated Rosebud Aquatic Centre to begin.

At its Council Meeting on Tuesday 11 September, Council resolved to award the tender for construction of the Aquatic Centre car park which will include footpaths, pram ramps, landscaping and more.

Works to construct the car park are due to commence in October with completion due in March 2019.

The Shire recently received a $5 million grant from the Australian Federal Government’s Regional Communities Fund to help deliver a state-of-the-art aquatic facility on Besgrove street, Rosebud.

Community feedback provided throughout the year has been applied to design plans and updated schematic designs are now available to view online.

The plans detail parking, access and layout of a gymnasium, wellness centre, café, access ramps, family change rooms, 50 metre indoor, Learn to Swim and warm water program pools.

Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said “we’re getting on top of these initial works early to ensure public safety; keep the project on track with a clear site for builders; and to minimise any inconvenience to community members and Shire staff accessing the area.

“The variety of feedback we received was fantastic and we’re currently aiming for a bigger and better facility than originally conceptualised. 

 “This is a large-scale project and naturally, plans develop over time, Council’s net contribution remains at $36.57million as modelled in the Business Case presented to community late last year.

“We’re working to ensure the community is involved at every step of the way”.

Seawinds Ward Councillor Simon Brooks said “it’s important that our designs reflect the feedback received from the community and we keep them in the loop as this exciting project continues to progress with an enhanced plan for the future”.

Seawinds Ward Councillor Frank Martin said “this facility will be a fantastic resource for the Peninsula and we’re excited to begin works and share updated plans with the community to ensure we’re designing for their needs”.

Seawinds Ward Councillor Antonella Celi said “it’s encouraging to see work start on this important project, we know the community is keen to see progress and we’re determined to deliver an outstanding Aquatic Centre for Rosebud and the Peninsula”. 

Rosebud Aquatic Centre will be designed and constructed over a three-year period, with the aim of opening late 2020.

Updated design plans are available to view online at:mornpen.vic.gov.au/rosebudaquatic.


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