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Miami Aquatic Centre redevelopment


The Miami Aquatic Centre is an outstanding sports facility that has serviced the community exceptionally well for many decades. It has been the breeding ground for dozens of champion swimmers including Grant Hackett and Giaan Rooney and has the City’s second highest aquatic centre patronage with more than 350,000 patrons annually.

Established in 1976, the centre has remained relatively unchanged since its construction. We’re now delivering an $18 million contemporary, integrated aquatic centre that will provide increased lap swimming and learn to swim facilities by early 2021. This will include:

  • a new, multi-functional 10-lane pool, in keeping with high performance classification
  • a new learn to swim pool
  • a new reception and administration area, café and retail lounge, first aid and public amenity building.

The contract has been award to Hutchinson Builders and works are due for completion early 2021.

Construction timeframes and impacts

  • From early December, some minor works will commence. This won’t affect visitors to the centre.
  • From 13 January 2020, major construction works will commence. The 10-lane 50 metre pool and change amenities will remain open while all other facilities will close.
  • The entry and kiosk will move to the left of the centre from early January. Wayfinding signage will be in place to guide visitors.
  • Normal truck movements will occur in and around the site with some temporary road closures on Sonia Street from time to time.
  • Rackley Swimming is working with the City to install a temporary learn to swim pool.
  • For program changes affecting you or your family, please check with the pool manager Rackley Swimming to confirm.

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City of Gold Coast and the aquatic centre's management is liaising with existing pool user groups and other stakeholders to assist with interim arrangements and to minimise disruption during construction. This exciting project forms part of a greater vision for our City's health and recreation facilities and we look forward to providing you with further updates as the project progresses.

Follow the Miami Aquatic Centre or Rackley Swimming Miami Facebook pages to find out more.

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