Palm Beach Aquatic & Community Centre Redevelopment
- Project typeCommunity
- Project scheduleMay 2022 to early 2024
- Contractor nameBadge Constructions (Qld) Pty. Ltd.
We're transforming the Palm Beach Aquatic Centre into a vibrant and contemporary destination for the southern Gold Coast. The revitalised aquatic and new community centre will service the community for the next 50 years.
Palm Beach Aquatic Centre was built between 1977 and 1981. It is:
- one of the City's most popular aquatic facilities
- co-located with the Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School, Beree-Badalla Reserve and Salk Oval.
The centre has outgrown its serviceable life and no longer meets current compliance standards. The site is overdue for redevelopment to meet the changing needs of this highly urbanised area including the provision of a new community centre.
The first stage of the aquatic centre redevelopment was the 50-metre outdoor pool in 2010.
A masterplan for the stage two redevelopment was endorsed in June 2020.
It guides redevelopment of the venue into a regional aquatic centre with co-located aquatic, fitness, and community facilities. This addresses current and future demand and considers population growth.
The new centre will inject fresh life into the precinct, with subtropical design elements to reflect the culture, climate and character of the southern Gold Coast.
A major new inclusion is a contemporary community centre with multipurpose hall and breakout area, flexible spaces and a dance studio. It will be able to support a diverse range of activities and services.
The existing 50-metre outdoor pool, built in 2010, will be retained and integrated into the redevelopment of the site. The remaining facilities will be removed to make way for the new centre.
New facilities proposed within the masterplan include:
- heated indoor learn to swim pool
- indoor warm water program pool
- 25-metre outdoor pool
- new and improved fitness centre
- water play
- community centre, including multipurpose spaces and meeting rooms
- centrally located café with indoor and outdoor seating options
- new and improved crèche
- integrated landscape with pool concourses, terraces, shade and lawns
- basement car parking with lift access to the aquatic and community centre.
Timing and impacts
The entire centre and site will be closed during construction for safety reasons. Badge Constructions will be responsible for the safety on site and will manage access. the centre will reopen in early 2024. It is a complex construction site with significant demolition, bulk earthworks, cranes, circulation and storage constraints, heavy machinery, nose and vibration.
There will be traffic controls and construction activities. Be alert and take extra care when moving through the area.
We appreciate your patience as we deliver this vital project.
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Palm Beach Aquatic Centre, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach 4221
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