Aquatic and Recreation Industry Tour

Monday 16th July





The provision of community aquatic, leisure and sports centres continue to evolve and attract the broadest community, with centres embracing more holistic health services and the designs now changing to reflect this. Working with Victoria’s leading peak body for community aquatic and leisure centres this Tour will visit some of the latest facilities and listen to some of the leading architects and thinkers on where facilities will be going over the next 20+ years.

Industry Logistics

The Tour will visit new key sites around Melbourne and these will be confirmed soon, including:

  • Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre, Craigieburn – Craigieburn – SPLASH is the newest Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Melbourne. It is a destination that caters for a range of fitness and leisure activities from a large Gym, fitness rooms, three indoor heated pools, spa, sauna, wellness rooms (x60) and a café and merchandise area.SPLASH has over 20,000 Facebook followers and has a strong digital marketing presence.
  • Boroondara Sports Centre – This $13.5 million redevelopment project consolidated the Boroondara Sports Complex (BSC) and Balwyn Leisure Centre (BLC) to provide a quality facility in an improved setting that continues to provide all of the highly valued recreational programs that were available at both facilities.Key features of the new facility include:
    • new fitness gym and program rooms;
    • new basketball/netball court;
    • new crèche;
    • dedicated gymnastics space; and
  • Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre – 6 years on – The Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) is proudly owned and operated by the Glen Eira City Council and is one of Australia’s premier sports and aquatic centres. It was built by Council in partnership with the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.Every Body is welcome at GESAC. The facility has been developed to provide leisure, recreation and wellbeing opportunities for all segments of the community – people aged six months to 75 plus.Our facilities include:
    • 50 metre outdoor pool with eight lap lanes;;
    • 25 metre indoor pool with eight lap lanes;
    • leisure pool with interactive water features and play equipment;
    • two FUN filled water slides;
    • dedicated aquatic programs pool;
    • aquatic wellness area (wellness program pool, spa, sauna and steam room);
    • huge gymnasium with state-of-the art equipment;
    • personal training;
    • three group exercise studios offering an extensive range of classes;
    • accessibility programs for all ages and abilities;
    • occasional child care;
    • retail shop;
    • café;
    • indoor stadium (three multi-purpose courts);
    • landscaped gardens and barbeque facilities; and
    • consulting suites offering a range of rehabilitation and wellness services.
Tour Logistics

The Tour departs from the MCEC at 9.00am and will return around 4.00pm, includes lunch and is limited to 50 people. Cost of the Tour will be $125 +GST per person.


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