Devonport Aquatic Centre

Tell us which facilities you are most likely to use at the new Aquatic Centre!

When work on Devonport's new Indoor Aquatic Centre is completed in December 2013, Devonport will be home to one of the most comprehensive indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities equal to any in regional Australia.

The state-of-the-art complex will incorporate the current outdoor facilities, a 25 metre indoor eight lane pool, infant awareness pool, warm water pool, foyer, fitness gym, change rooms and a café/kiosk.

The $13.96 million project will be the biggest ever undertaken by Council and has taken many years of planning, submission writing and talks with Federal and State Governments to get to this point.

We're keen to find out what facilities you're most likely to use at the new Aquatic Centre and how frequently you are likely to use them.

Speak Up Devonport

Tell us which facilities you are most likely to use at the new Aquatic Centre!

When work on Devonport's new Indoor Aquatic Centre is completed in December 2013, Devonport will be home to one of the most comprehensive indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities equal to any in regional Australia.

The state-of-the-art complex will incorporate the current outdoor facilities, a 25 metre indoor eight lane pool, infant awareness pool, warm water pool, foyer, fitness gym, change rooms and a café/kiosk.

The $13.96 million project will be the biggest ever undertaken by Council and has taken many years of planning, submission writing and talks with Federal and State Governments to get to this point.

We're keen to find out what facilities you're most likely to use at the new Aquatic Centre and how frequently you are likely to use them.

Speak Up Devonport

News and Updates

  • VOS Construction awarded pool conract

    about 4 years ago

    Devonport City Council tonight (Monday 21 May 2012) approved the appointment of Vos Construction & Joinery Pty Ltd to build the Devonport Indoor Aquatic Centre.

    Council accepted a tender of $10,488,253.00 exclusive of GST from Vos Construction & Joinery to undertake the major construction works for the new facility.

    Total capital expenditure on the project will be $13,960,000 with Federal and State Government funds of $5 million each and a Council contribution of $4 million.

    The Premier Lara Giddings, Federal Member for Braddon Sid Sidebottom and Devonport Mayor Alderman Steve Martin will turn the first sod for the construction of the complex on June 5 with scheduled opening in December 2013.

    “Approval of the successful tender is a major milestone for not just this project but for the Devonport City Council,” said Mayor Alderman Steve Martin.

    “This is the largest capital project undertaken by the City and when complete the Devonport Indoor Aquatic Centre will be a tremendous asset for not just Devonport but for the whole region,” Mayor Martin added.

    All tenders including tender rates and tender options were evaluated and reviewed by the tender review panel consisting of ARTAS Architects, Lifecycle Cost Management and Council Officers in accordance with Councils code for tenders and contracts and the Expression of Interest selection criteria.

    When complete the Devonport Indoor Aquatic Centre will consist of a new 25 metre eight-lane indoor swimming pool, a new indoor learn to swim/warm water exercise pool and leisure water with water play features, a new outdoor water play splash pad with water play features, fitness gym and fitness program room, multi-purpose room, swim club/meeting room, cafe and seating, change rooms, storage and first-aid room.

    The current 50-metre eight-lane swimming pool will be retained as will the 15-metre learner’s pool and the waterslide.

    The original Devonport Aquatic Centre opened in 1973 and before closure at the end of March this year, consisted of a 50-metre pool, a 15 metre learn to swim pool and an infant awareness area and water slide.

    A feasibility study conducted in 2005 and a 2009 Devonport Aquatic Centre Business Plan provided Council with the confidence to proceed with an indoor aquatic centre development.

    Devonport City Council tonight (Monday 21 May 2012) approved the appointment of Vos Construction & Joinery Pty Ltd to build the Devonport Indoor Aquatic Centre.

    Council accepted a tender of $10,488,253.00 exclusive of GST from Vos Construction & Joinery to undertake the major construction works for the new facility.

    Total capital expenditure on the project will be $13,960,000 with Federal and State Government funds of $5 million each and a Council contribution of $4 million.

    The Premier Lara Giddings, Federal Member for Braddon Sid Sidebottom and Devonport Mayor Alderman Steve Martin will turn the first sod for the construction of the complex on June 5 with scheduled opening in December 2013.

    “Approval of the successful tender is a major milestone for not just this project but for the Devonport City Council,” said Mayor Alderman Steve Martin.

    “This is the largest capital project undertaken by the City and when complete the Devonport Indoor Aquatic Centre will be a tremendous asset for not just Devonport but for the whole region,” Mayor Martin added.

    All tenders including tender rates and tender options were evaluated and reviewed by the tender review panel consisting of ARTAS Architects, Lifecycle Cost Management and Council Officers in accordance with Councils code for tenders and contracts and the Expression of Interest selection criteria.

    When complete the Devonport Indoor Aquatic Centre will consist of a new 25 metre eight-lane indoor swimming pool, a new indoor learn to swim/warm water exercise pool and leisure water with water play features, a new outdoor water play splash pad with water play features, fitness gym and fitness program room, multi-purpose room, swim club/meeting room, cafe and seating, change rooms, storage and first-aid room.

    The current 50-metre eight-lane swimming pool will be retained as will the 15-metre learner’s pool and the waterslide.

    The original Devonport Aquatic Centre opened in 1973 and before closure at the end of March this year, consisted of a 50-metre pool, a 15 metre learn to swim pool and an infant awareness area and water slide.

    A feasibility study conducted in 2005 and a 2009 Devonport Aquatic Centre Business Plan provided Council with the confidence to proceed with an indoor aquatic centre development.

  • Aquatic Centre Closes on Saturday

    over 4 years ago

    The Devonport City Council will close the Aquatic Centre this Saturday and construction will begin soon on the $14 million indoor centre.

    The pool will be open until the normal weekend closing time of 7.30 pm.

    Council General Manager Ian McCallum said while aquatic facilities will not be available for next summer, the future is exciting with the community looking forward to the new indoor year round centre.

    “This is the biggest infrastructure project undertaken by council with $10 million of the funding coming from the State and Federal Governments.

    “The centre will include the current outdoor facilities as well as a 25 metre eight lane indoor pool, an infant awareness pool, fitness gym, café, change rooms and public toilets.

    “This is going to be a terrific facility for the public and is part of Devonport improving facilities to make the city the hub of leisure and sporting activities on the North West Coast.

    “Council will keep the public informed with the progress of the centre with the first milestone being the start of construction which will happen in the near future,” Mr McCallum said.
    The Devonport City Council will close the Aquatic Centre this Saturday and construction will begin soon on the $14 million indoor centre.

    The pool will be open until the normal weekend closing time of 7.30 pm.

    Council General Manager Ian McCallum said while aquatic facilities will not be available for next summer, the future is exciting with the community looking forward to the new indoor year round centre.

    “This is the biggest infrastructure project undertaken by council with $10 million of the funding coming from the State and Federal Governments.

    “The centre will include the current outdoor facilities as well as a 25 metre eight lane indoor pool, an infant awareness pool, fitness gym, café, change rooms and public toilets.

    “This is going to be a terrific facility for the public and is part of Devonport improving facilities to make the city the hub of leisure and sporting activities on the North West Coast.

    “Council will keep the public informed with the progress of the centre with the first milestone being the start of construction which will happen in the near future,” Mr McCallum said.


    The Devonport City Council will close the Aquatic Centre this Saturday and construction will begin soon on the $14 million indoor centre.

    The pool will be open until the normal weekend closing time of 7.30 pm.

    Council General Manager Ian McCallum said while aquatic facilities will not be available for next summer, the future is exciting with the community looking forward to the new indoor year round centre.

    “This is the biggest infrastructure project undertaken by council with $10 million of the funding coming from the State and Federal Governments.

    “The centre will include the current outdoor facilities as well as a 25 metre eight lane indoor pool, an infant awareness pool, fitness gym, café, change rooms and public toilets.

    “This is going to be a terrific facility for the public and is part of Devonport improving facilities to make the city the hub of leisure and sporting activities on the North West Coast.

    “Council will keep the public informed with the progress of the centre with the first milestone being the start of construction which will happen in the near future,” Mr McCallum said.
    The Devonport City Council will close the Aquatic Centre this Saturday and construction will begin soon on the $14 million indoor centre.

    The pool will be open until the normal weekend closing time of 7.30 pm.

    Council General Manager Ian McCallum said while aquatic facilities will not be available for next summer, the future is exciting with the community looking forward to the new indoor year round centre.

    “This is the biggest infrastructure project undertaken by council with $10 million of the funding coming from the State and Federal Governments.

    “The centre will include the current outdoor facilities as well as a 25 metre eight lane indoor pool, an infant awareness pool, fitness gym, café, change rooms and public toilets.

    “This is going to be a terrific facility for the public and is part of Devonport improving facilities to make the city the hub of leisure and sporting activities on the North West Coast.

    “Council will keep the public informed with the progress of the centre with the first milestone being the start of construction which will happen in the near future,” Mr McCallum said.


  • General Manager talks about access to the outdoor pool for the 2012 summer.

    over 4 years ago

    "We are very pleased that the plan's costs have been kept in check and we can now look forward to the construction of another key facility that will further enhance Devonport as the leading sporting, commercial and cultural centre on the North West Coast," Devonport City Council General Manager, Ian McCallum said.

    "The health and well being benefits to not only our community but to those along the North West coast will be immeasurable. To hear the excitement in the community about this venture is very reassuring because we at Council want the very best for everyone but realise that these facilities require a great deal of money both in construction and withongoing costs".

    To help alleviate some of those costs and to ensure the project runs on time, Council will be forced to close the outdoor facilities for the summer of 2012/2013.

    "To ensure we run on time and to make adjustments to the outdoor facility, the builders need access to all areas and unfortunately we have had to make the tough call to close the outdoor pool for the 2012 summer," Mr McCallum said.

    "We are very pleased that the plan's costs have been kept in check and we can now look forward to the construction of another key facility that will further enhance Devonport as the leading sporting, commercial and cultural centre on the North West Coast," Devonport City Council General Manager, Ian McCallum said.

    "The health and well being benefits to not only our community but to those along the North West coast will be immeasurable. To hear the excitement in the community about this venture is very reassuring because we at Council want the very best for everyone but realise that these facilities require a great deal of money both in construction and withongoing costs".

    To help alleviate some of those costs and to ensure the project runs on time, Council will be forced to close the outdoor facilities for the summer of 2012/2013.

    "To ensure we run on time and to make adjustments to the outdoor facility, the builders need access to all areas and unfortunately we have had to make the tough call to close the outdoor pool for the 2012 summer," Mr McCallum said.