September 23, 2022

Feedback submissions are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on the preliminary design for the Western Aquatic and Early Years Centre. We will review all the feedback and publish a what we heard report soon.

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Help shape the Hobsons Bay Western Aquatic and Early Years Centre

We are seeking your feedback on the preliminary concept plan for the Western Aquatic and Early Years Centre at Bruce Comben Reserve. This state-of-the-art aquatic and early years centre will provide a much-needed recreation space for the Hobsons Bay community and surrounding suburbs.

This project is a key pillar in the Hobsons Bay Aquatic Strategy, is consistent with the implementation of the Bruce Comben Reserve Master Plan, and will ensure a significant increase in the number of people who will access aquatic facilities at the western end of our city. The Western Aquatic and Early Years Centre will have a strong focus on providing for people living with a disability, particiularly those on the autism spectrum.

The preliminary concept plan includes an eight-lane 25m pool; learn to swim pool; aqua play splash pad, leisure water, and toddler pool; wellness centre with warm water pool, spa and sauna; gymnasium; change facilities; café with indoor and outdoor seating; offices; and carparking. The early years zone will accommodate three and four-year-old kindergarten, and maternal and child health services.

This is not the last chance to have your say on the design of the Western Aquatic and Early Years Centre. Your feedback at this stage will inform a more detailed design process that will be shared during another round of community consultation.

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The vision for the Bruce Comben Reserve Master Plan is to create a 'community heart' that will service the people of Altona Meadows and the west of Hobsons Bay. The reserve will be a place for sport and recreation; aquatics and leisure; early years learning; community gathering; play and adventure and community health and well-being.


Please click here to view the Bruce Comben Masterplan project page.

View the preliminary concept plan before submitting your feedback in the survey below

Survey closed

Preliminary design feedback has closed, there will be future opportunities to give feedback on a more detailed design