Regional Aquatic Centre

  • Project typeOpen Spaces
  • Project value$29,531,586
  • Contractor nameHines Construction Pty Ltd
Grafton Pool design

The new Regional Aquatic Centre is envisioned as an inclusive, contemporary aquatic facility with a variety of water spaces and support facilities to service the needs of the local community.

Project updates




What's happening?

Council has resolved to award a contract to Hines Construction Pty Ltd to deliver a new, inclusive aquatic facility for the community which will include:

  • Demolition of existing pools and facilities;
  • Construction of an indoor centre including two pools (25m pool, combined program & leisure pool) and additional accessible amenities using myrtha system;
  • Inclusive splash pad;
  • Refurbishment of existing amenities;
  • Outdoor 50m pool and grandstand. 

The next stage (not included) will see the construction of two new waterslides. We will continue to look for suitable funding to deliver the slides.



What are the benefits?

  • The deteriorating asset will be renewed, reducing on going maintenance costs.
  • The facility will be able to host regional level competitions in the 50m pool.
  • The 25m pool will be to FINA standards.
  • Sections of the facilities will be open year-round.
  • The facility will include all-ability access where possible.
  • Additional storage will be available.
  • Energy efficient options have been included in the design.


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Who is involved?

Council is currently working with the head contractor, Hines Construction Pty Ltd and Facility Design Group to deliver the project.

Expenditure to date & forecast

 Construction Phase (including project expenditure to date)

  • Car park
  • Project Management/Site Surveillance 
  • Design Coordination
Tender Awarded $26,492,351
Total  $29,531,586
 Stronger Country Community Fund (SCCF) Grant  $1,453,482
Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP Grant)  $2,051,366
General Revenue 23/24 & 24/25  $2,000,000
 Total  $9,857.672
 Balance (Loan Borrowing)  $19,673,914


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