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Aquatic upgrades proposed to meet contemporary health and wellness needs

Council is proposing upgrades to the 17-year-old Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre (the MAC) to meet aspirations for modern-day aquatic facilities.

The draft Maribyrnong Aquatic Strategy recognises a range of both private and public facilities already exist across the City and in adjacent municipalities servicing a host of community needs from learn to swim to wellness.

This includes 19 public aquatic and leisure facilities within the western metropolitan region located within a five to 10-kilometre radius and accessible to residents.

The draft Strategy which is now available for feedback, recommends upgrading the existing Council-owned facility, the Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre (MAC) to enhance the current offering.

This would see a stronger focus on therapy and wellness alongside education and recreation to service the needs of residents for some time to come.

To meet contemporary needs, this would require consideration of the inclusion of elements such as a new dedicated Learn to Swim/Program Pool, a new dedicated warm water pool with spa and sauna, and a dedicated wellness area, as outlined in the draft MAC Master Plan, also now available for feedback.

You will find a copy of the draft Aquatic Strategy and draft MAC Master Plan in the document library.

The draft Aquatic Strategy and draft MAC Masterplan were both available for community feedback during August and September. We are now considering feedback with a view to sharing updates once available.

The draft Maribyrnong Aquatic Strategy

Vision and objectives

Aquatic facilities in the West

Aquatic facilities within the western metropolitan region, and surrounding muncipalities

Hover over the flashing icons to discover local aquatic facilities. The large blue icon is the MAC, dark red circles = privately run swim schools, orange = public pools. Green = additional aquatic facilities within 10km of the MAC, not listed in the Strategy.

Google map of Melbourne greater metropolitan area

Read the Strategy

Read the Draft Aquatic Strategy in full

Translation and support

Council can arrange a telephone
interpreter for you on 9688 0200

TIS: 131 450

NRS: 133 677 or 1300 555 727

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