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New aquatic and indoor sports centre in Mernda

New aquatic and indoor sports centre in Mernda

A new aquatic and indoor sports centre is planned for development in Mernda. The centre will include indoor aquatic facilities, health and fitness areas and indoor sports courts.


The proposed site is within the future Mernda Recreation Reserve on Plenty Road, Mernda, to the North of Bridge Inn Road.

Timelines and community feedback so far

In May 2017 we conducted research to find out what you would like to see included in the facility design, and how you would like to access and use it. This feedback has contributed to the current feasibility and planning study.

Design of the centre is planned to commence from late-2019, and construction is expected to begin from mid-2021 onwards.

This phase of planning has concentrated on the delivery of aquatic and leisure facilities. The feasibility of indoor court provision is currently being fully explored through the development of Council’s Netball and Basketball Plan which will be complete by mid-2019.

Any infrastructure delivered will most likely co-locate the indoor stadiums and aquatic and leisure facilities, but these studies must be completed before this is can be confirmed.

Phase one of the planning, the Mernda Aquatic Centre Planning Study, is now complete and you are welcome to review the full report. Please refer to the minutes from the Council meeting on 12 February for more detailed information.

Community consultation and feedback Complete
Phase One - Mernda Aquatic Centre Planning Study Complete
Completion of feasibility and planning study Late 2019
Commence detailed design Late 2019
Commence construction Mid 2021