Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre
Council is planning a new Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre on the southern end of the Mackay Park site in Batemans Bay.
What do you think?
In January and February 2019, we are seeking community feedback on three different concept layouts for the centre.
You can complete an online survey by Sunday 17 February to tell us what you do and don’t like about each layout, or come and talk to us at our feedback kiosks at Batemans Bay Village Centre.
- View the concepts.
- Start the survey.
- Read answers to frequently asked questions.
- Come to a feedback kiosk:
where: Batemans Bay Village Centre
when: drop in any time between 9am and 5.30pm:
- Friday 11 January 2019
- Thursday 17 January 2019
- Saturday 19 January 2019
- Thursday 24 January 2019
- Friday 25 January 2019
- Thursday 31 January 2019
- Saturday 2 February 2019
To apply for grants from the NSW and Australian governments to build the centre, Council developed a preliminary concept and business case for a $46 million development that is both affordable and meet the needs of Eurobodalla’s diverse community.
Council has applied for funding to develop an indoor year round aquatic centre which would replace the existing 50-metre outdoor pool with multiple, purpose-built aquatic spaces, and an arts centre. The preliminary concept and business case includes:
- an aquatic centre with a 25-metre, ten-lane pool with ramp access, separate 10m warm-water therapy pool and spa, freeform indoor leisure pool that includes learn-to-swim and toddler areas, water-play splash pad, waterslides, gym, group fitness and wellness area, and amenities.
- an arts and cultural centre with a large flexible, flat floor auditorium with retractable seating for up to 500 people, dressing rooms, green room and storage, gallery/exhibition space and storage, rehearsal/ dance studio/ music room, ‘wet’ arts workshop space and storage (for pottery, painting, etc), ‘dry’ arts workshop space and storage (for drawing, textiles, etc), meeting and multi-purpose rooms and amenities.
- shared facilities including a foyer, café, visitor information service and associated retail (relocated from existing Visitor Info Centre and Community Centre), administration offices, and plant and support services.
In March 2018, the NSW Government announced $26 million towards the new centre. In October 2018, the Australian Government assigned $25M to the project, and invited Council to submit a full business case to the Regional Growth Fund for assessment.
We aim to start construction early in 2020.
For more information, please contact Lindsay Usher, Director Planning and Sustainability Services:
- T: 02 4474 1304
- E: Lindsay Usher
Learn all about the Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre.