Hobsons Bay Aquatic Strategy 2019-30

The opportunity to provide feedback on the Draft Aquatic Strategy has now concluded. See the Who's Listening box (right) if you would like to get in touch with us regarding this project.

Update 9 July 2019

The Hobsons Bay Aquatic Strategy 2019-30 was endorsed at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 9 July 2019 and outlines how Council will deliver aquatic facilities until 2030.

As outlined in the Aquatic Strategy, Hobsons Bay will provide high quality and accessible aquatic facilities that encourage a healthy active and connected community. To achieve this vision, Council will deliver three objectives:

Objective one: High quality facilities that best provide for the community of Hobsons Bay in the east and west of the municipality.

Objective two: Accessible, affordable and inclusive facilities and participation outcomes.

Objective three: well-planned, well maintained and well managed facilities.

Alongside these objectives are recommended development options that include two aquatic centres, one in the east and one in the west of the city. More specifically, this approach includes:

  • A new aquatic facility, proposed location at Bruce Comben Reserve, Altona Meadows to service the western end of the municipality
  • The construction of water play and youth facilities at McCormack Park to replace the Laverton Swim and Fitness Centre
  • The expansion of Bayfit Leisure Centre, Altona North to service the eastern end of the municipality

You can read the Aquatic Strategy here.

The Aquatic Strategy was developed with feedback from the community on the Draft Report (available here or in the Document Library on the right) and initial input from the community in 2018 when you told us how you currently use the aquatic facilities in Hobsons Bay and what you would like to see in the future (report available here or in the Document Library on the right) .

Update 9 July 2019

The Hobsons Bay Aquatic Strategy 2019-30 was endorsed at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 9 July 2019 and outlines how Council will deliver aquatic facilities until 2030.

As outlined in the Aquatic Strategy, Hobsons Bay will provide high quality and accessible aquatic facilities that encourage a healthy active and connected community. To achieve this vision, Council will deliver three objectives:

Objective one: High quality facilities that best provide for the community of Hobsons Bay in the east and west of the municipality.

Objective two: Accessible, affordable and inclusive facilities and participation outcomes.

Objective three: well-planned, well maintained and well managed facilities.

Alongside these objectives are recommended development options that include two aquatic centres, one in the east and one in the west of the city. More specifically, this approach includes:

  • A new aquatic facility, proposed location at Bruce Comben Reserve, Altona Meadows to service the western end of the municipality
  • The construction of water play and youth facilities at McCormack Park to replace the Laverton Swim and Fitness Centre
  • The expansion of Bayfit Leisure Centre, Altona North to service the eastern end of the municipality

You can read the Aquatic Strategy here.

The Aquatic Strategy was developed with feedback from the community on the Draft Report (available here or in the Document Library on the right) and initial input from the community in 2018 when you told us how you currently use the aquatic facilities in Hobsons Bay and what you would like to see in the future (report available here or in the Document Library on the right) .

The opportunity to provide feedback on the Draft Aquatic Strategy has now concluded. See the Who's Listening box (right) if you would like to get in touch with us regarding this project.
  • What we know about the current aquatic facilities in Hobsons Bay

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    Heat map for bayfit

    The draft Aquatic Strategy was developed with input from the community in 2018 when you told us how you currently use the aquatic facilities in Hobsons Bay and what you would to see in the future. You can read what we heard from this consultation by click here or using the document library.

    In order to meet the community's current aquatic needs, an Aquatic Strategy is needed that considers the current and future needs of residents, the upgrade and renewal needs of the existing facilities and a plan to provide aquatic facilities and services for our future population growth.

    Bayfit...

    The draft Aquatic Strategy was developed with input from the community in 2018 when you told us how you currently use the aquatic facilities in Hobsons Bay and what you would to see in the future. You can read what we heard from this consultation by click here or using the document library.

    In order to meet the community's current aquatic needs, an Aquatic Strategy is needed that considers the current and future needs of residents, the upgrade and renewal needs of the existing facilities and a plan to provide aquatic facilities and services for our future population growth.

    Bayfit Leisure Centre

    Bayfit is performing as the major "district" aquatic centre in the region and has the largest population user catchment. It is seven times the size of the Laverton Swim and Fitness Centre.

    Annual visits and memberships have been increasing each year over the last three years.

    Laverton Swim Centre

    This centre is performing as a "local" aquatic centre with a local user catchment and is located in a low visibility / passing traffic area. Annual visits show a marked increase in users over the past two years.


    Williamstown Swimming and Lifesaving club - outdoor pool

    This centre is only open to members of the club, which currently has over 1,000 members. A technical review into the condition of the outdoor pool found the pool to be in fair to poor condition. Remedial works were required to repair the leaks in the pool to extend the life of the pool shell.