Work has begun on the state-of-the-art Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre.
Minister for Sport John Eren today joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at the site of the sports hub, turning the first sod to mark the beginning of construction.
The Leisure and Wellbeing Centre will include an Olympic-sized, eight-lane pool, complete with a moveable boom that can transform it into two separate 25-metre pools.
An indoor splash pool will let kids’ imaginations run wild, and will be a place to learn valuable water safety skills too. A hypnotherapy pool will give locals with chronic health conditions and injuries a place to recover and exercise.
The facility will include a wellness centre, spa and sauna, a gymnasium, multipurpose rooms and a café.
The project is being funded in partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo and the Federal Government. It will be completed by the end of 2017.
Our $5 million upgrade of Bendigo Stadium and our $2.4 million development of the Bendigo Tennis Centre will ensure all Central Victorians have access to the safe, modern sports facilities they deserve.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren
“This is a game changer for sport and recreation in Kangaroo Flat. It’s going to be a state-of-the-art venue offering something for everyone in Bendigo.”
“Pools are a great place for local communities to get together and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards
“The Kangaroo Flat community has fought hard for this pool, and we’re thrilled to be able to deliver it. This will be a world-class venue local residents deserve.”
“Pools aren’t just a great place to socialise and keep fit, they’re where kids learn the vital water safety skills they need to swim safely.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020