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Project update 13 December, 2023.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the drop-in sessions, submitted feedback and contacted Council with relation the three projects within the Williamstown Foreshore Precinct that were on public exhibition.

Council received significant interest with over 1000 contributions across the three projects during the eight-week consultation period. Given the large amount of feedback received, Council officers will be working through the responses over January to develop a “What we Heard” report, which will be published in March 2024.

Council will consider all suggestions, comments and concerns in conjunction with its stakeholders and relevant planning considerations when updating designs for each of the three projects.

Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club Redevelopment

Council is partnering with the Victorian State Government and the Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club to deliver a future upgrade to the facilities onsite. Below you will find a copy of the draft concept designs which have been prepared for community feedback.

The Victorian Government has committed $11.3 million towards the Swimming and Life Saving Club upgrade. In addition, Council is contributing $3 million towards the delivery of future facility upgrades onsite.

The Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club concept plan includes:

  • Retention of historic pavilion
  • Improved storage areas and amenities
  • New café and public toilet area
  • New observation tower, gym, sauna and meeting spaces
  • Improved landscape treatments

The delivery of a new swimming pool as part of the redevelopment is not in the scope of works, however the concept plans include the core life saving functions, and the necessary amenity upgrades required within the immediate precinct.

Please review the concept plans below before submitting your feedback through the survey.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Concept design development

    August to September 2023

    In consultation with key project stakeholders including Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club, the Victorian state government, Life Saving Victoria and relevant authorities.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community Engagement

    October to 10 December 2023

    The community and key stakeholders will be invited to provide feedback on the project as a part of the Williamstown Foreshore precinct development Community Engagement program.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Design review

    Early to mid 2024

    Review feedback from the community and work with project stakeholders to update the concept design.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Schematic and detailed design

    Following approval of the concept plan.

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete


    2025 - 2027

    Pending permit approval from relevant authorities and the completion of the procurement process, construction will begin. Stakeholders will be communicated with prior to construction stage.

Drop-in sessions

Join us at the below events to view the plans for each project and have your say!

Saturday 21 October 2023 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Drop-in session

Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club

The Esplanade, Williamstown

This event will occur inside the building in the event of poor weather.

Sunday 12 November 2023 09:00 am to 02:00 pm

Drop-in session 2

Williamstown Farmers Market

Robertson Reserve, corner of Cole and Hamner Streets, Williamstown

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Acknowledgement of Country

Council acknowledges the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of these municipal lands and waterways, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Artist: Elverina Johnson 2018
Name of Artwork: Bandu Gaddaan
Pronunciation: Bun-do Gudd –arrn
Meaning: Come together as one mob
Language: Gungganji of Yarrabah NQ.

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