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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.

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. The concept design is a mock-up floor plan which shows the arts and aquatic elements that might be included in a final design if Council is successful is securing funds.

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, cafĂ©, 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.

Contact

For more information, please contact Lindsay Usher, Director Planning and Sustainability Services:

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Project details

The preliminary concept, business case, council reports, supporting documents.

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Answers to frequently asked questions

What, where, when
how, and why.

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News

Latest news, media releases, videos and other communications.

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Background

What happened when Council purchased the site in 2016.

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Community engagement

How we are involving the community, and the Mackay Park Sunset Committee.

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Timeline

A chronological list of relevant activities and milestones that have taken place since April 2016.

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