Sport, Tourism and Major Events Minister John Eren and City of Whittlesea Mayor Kris Pavlidis visited the Morang Drive site on Thursday 19 July to mark the start of works.
The project will turn the centre into a community fitness and aquatic hub the City of Whittlesea.
Work is expected to be complete mid 2020 and the centre will remain closed until that time ensuring the construction can be completed safely and as quickly as possible.
Mayor Kris Pavlidis said the start of works was an exciting time.
“We’ve been planning for this project for a long time so to see works starting is a major milestone,” she said.
“We know our residents are keen to get back into the centre as soon as possible so the sooner we start, the quicker we can get it back up and running.
“I think people will be pleasantly surprised with the transformation that’s in store for them when they walk through those doors for the first time.”
Highlights of the project include:
Council will fund $20 million with the State Government contributing $5 million towards the project.