Stawell Sports and Aquatic Centre Redevelopment: Feasibility

  • The Project

    Northern Grampians Shire Council have engaged @leisure Planners to conduct a detailed review of the Stawell Sports and Aquatic Centre (SSAC) with a view to a future redevelopment that meets the needs of users and encourages more sport and active recreation.

    The project will identify and prioritise what  needs to be done to keep the SSAC operational and safe and potentially bring it back to the forefront of regional Victoria’s sport and recreation facilities.

    The project will conclude with a 10 Year Business Plan, a design concept and the estimated probable cost of redevelopment by a quantity surveyor.

    The project will enable Council to make informed, evidence based decisions on the redevelopment of the SSAC.

    Community and stakeholder consultation has begun and aims to identify current and future sport and recreation trends withing the local community, assess the top priorities and identify redevelopment options.

    Following the community engagement process, a feasiblity analysis of the suggested components will be undertaken, including a market analysis, concept design and estimated capital costs.

    A draft study will be released for public review and feedback and then put to Council for endorsement.

    Have your say

    Council is seeking input from residents, clubs and community groups, and users of the facility to help direct this feasibility study. 

  • Update - June 2021

    The updated report has been sent to Council following their feedback that was added to the Draft Report. This means that the project is complete, we would like to thank everyone who contributed to the project with their feedback.

    Update - March 2021

    Feedback on the Draft Feasibility Study has been provided, @leisure to update the report and to brief the Councillors on Monday the 22nd March, 2021.

    Update - November 2020

    The Draft Feasibility Study has been forwarded to Council for review.

    Update - October 2020

    The Feasibility Assessment, along with the projects recurrent and capital costs have been finished and provided for Council's review.

    Update - April 2020

    The drafts for the demand and consultation findings and the issues and opportunities paper have both been sent off to Council for review. We'd like to thank everyone who took the time out to complete the survey along with the schools who provided responses on their usage of the SSAC. We are currently awaiting feedback from Council.

    Ways to get involved

    • Fill in an online survey (Closed February 2020)
    • Visit the project Facebook page to make a comment
    • Upload written ideas and comments via the link above
    • Attend a cafe workshop. (Dates to be confirmed)
    • Comment on the plan when it is in draft
    • Leave your name on the web site and we can contact you
    • Check the website for project updates.

    More information

    Coordinator Community Placemaking, Tony Dark, at PO Box 580, Stawell, Victoria 3380 or the @leisure Project Manager, Michael Graham on 0427 546 070