Aquatic Centre to open on Friday 29th April 2022

Aquatic Centre to open on Friday 29th April 2022

Goulburn Aquatic and Leisure Centre will be officially opened on Friday 29th April 2022, with a free entry open afternoon from 2pm until 7:45pm to allow the community the opportunity to try the new facility.

Construction of the $29.8 million redevelopment of the facility began in July 2020, after receiving planning approval a year earlier. Included in the project are an eight lane, twenty five metre indoor pool, program pool, water play area, hydrotherapy pool, gym, change rooms and a café which opens out onto Victoria Park.

The $29 million facility has been joint funded by the Goulburn Mulwaree Council and the NSW Government who provided a $10 million grant for the project.

“It will be a huge afternoon and weekend at the end of April, when we welcome families and our community into this amazing new facility” said Mayor Peter Walker.

“Staff and contractors are putting the final touches on the project, and planning for our grand opening. Once open this the Aquatic Centre will be a wonderful new facility for our young children to learn to swim, for our residents to recover from sport or injury in the hydrotherapy pool, or for our community to swim laps or use the gym to keep fit and healthy. It has been an enormous year of achievement for Council as we come to the end of this project, and I look forward to seeing it well utilised following the 29th April.”

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman acknowledged the culmination of many years of work which has led to the redevelopment of the Aquatic Centre.

“From the contributions of the original Aquatic Centre Working Party in 2016, to the NSW Government’s $10 million election commitment in 2019 and Council’s perseverance in continuing the pool’s operations throughout the demolition and construction process to date – this has been an enormous project.

“The new Aquatic Centre will not only be an asset to sport and recreation for the entire Goulburn region, it will be the crown jewel for Victoria Park alongside the Adventure Playground, Skate Park and Seiffert Oval developments,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

An official opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting will be undertaken earlier in the day, before the doors are opened for a free afternoon of swimming and fun.

Wet weather has delayed completion of external works in the early months of 2022, with the entrance forecourt, southern car park, rear loading dock and landscaping works needing to be delayed. These are all now approaching completion, in time for the opening on the 29th April 2022.

Source: Goulburn Mulwaree Council