$1.3M makeover for Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre

Published on 22 November 2021

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The much-loved – and refurbished - Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre, affectionately known as MAC, has reopened post lockdown – unveiling a new $1.3 million overhaul, which saw the change rooms fully refurbished as well as a revamp to the main entrance foyer.

Completed in October, the refurbishment of the change rooms included new tiling, fixtures, fittings and an innovative new temperature specific air handling system, which will make changing after a swim or workout a pleasant and comfortable experience.

To create a more welcoming experience the customer service desk, entry foyer and centre access systems were also re-designed to enhance visibility to the pools and gym. The redesign also now allows visitors to access the popular El Toucan café and retail area without requiring payment.

Construction is also scheduled to begin next month on the recently announced $8 million water-slide park and splash pool, jointly funded by the State Government. These works should have minimal impact on current centre operations due to their design and location.

Since reopening on Friday 5 November, customers are now enjoying the revamped facilities, after several months of lockdown. Prior to COVID-19, MAC received over 3,000 visits per day with members and visitors making use of the swimming lessons, fitness classes, occasional care, pool, sauna and gym space.

A word from the Mayor, Cr Anthony Tran:

“Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre continues to be a staple recreational hub for locals providing a space for everyone to enjoy and focus on their health and wellbeing.

“The modern, upgraded facilities will further enhance their experience and allow them to make full use of the space. It will also allow for the seamless integration of the new Waterslide and Splash Park, once completed.”

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