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Aquanation opens its doors
Aquanation opened to the public on Monday 17 August. View the video to see all that Aquanation has to offer!
The centre features a range of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities including:
- Lap swimming
- Children’s splash play
- Two thrilling waterslides
- Learn to swim pool
- Warm water pool
- Cardio, weights and circuit areas
- Group fitness classes
Opening hours are available on the Maroondah Leisure website.
What is so unique about Aquanation?
Aquanation features a 66.5 metre 10 lane pool and diving facilities, a warm water pool, a dedicated learn to swim pool, large toddler and children’s leisure play pool, a large gym with three separate group fitness rooms, child care facilities and a café.
A highlight of the facility is the two large waterslides. Users can access the slides via stairs inside the facility and exit into a splash deck near the water play area.
With a regional catchment of more than one million people, it is expected that Aquanation will have more than 800,000 visitations per year and will cater for people of all ages – from water play for babies and toddlers to dedicated activities for older adults.
The 66.5 metre 10 lane pool and diving facilities is built to FINA standards. The unique twin booms ensure the pool can cater for different water spaces including lap swimming, swimming carnivals, club training and competition, diving, water polo and other programmed activities.
The dry diving facilities are unique in Australia, and allow for more effective training routines, and provide divers, from beginner to elite, the ability to perfect their technique in a more controlled environment.
For sporting groups there are numerous training opportunities, such as lap swimming, warm water therapy, and gym training such as weights, cardio and circuit.
For groups and people with a disability, the facility is fully accessible with ramp access to all bodies of water. Specific programs for people with disabilities are incorporated into the aquatic and dry leisure facilities.
For schools, the 66.5 metre pool and dedicated learn to swim pool provide room for lessons, training and competitions.
Other key aspects of the new facility are the family and accessible change rooms in close proximity to the main water bodies.
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For regular updates and photos visit the Aquanation Facebook page.
Introducing Aquanation’s corporate partners
Aquanation has two corporate partners, Ringwood East & Heathmont Community Bank and ConnectEast. Both organisations have committed sponsorship funding to the project and Council looks forward to working closely with them.
$10m funding received from Australian Government
Council received $10 million from the Australian Government as part of the Regional Development Australia Fund.– Round 4 for the construction of Aquanation.
$3m contribution from State Government
The Victorian Government contributed $3 million as a result of Council’s grant submission for the Community Facility Funding Program - Better Pools category, which is aimed at providing high quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria.