Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre Redevelopment

  • Project typeCapital Works
  • Project value$22 Million
  • Project schedule2017 - 2020

About the project

The Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre is a very popular community facility but at almost 21 years old, it is due for significant redevelopment.

Following consultation with key stakeholder a Master Plan for the centre has been developed and adopted by Council in May 2017.

How will the development be funded?

The Master Plan proposes a total redevelopment that will cost approximately $22M for the City to undertake.

The City is in a position to fund $12M of these works itself which will cover the cost of the following aspects:

  • A new indoor/outdoor cafe.
  • A new staircase and a lift to accommodate stretchers and large wheelchairs.
  • New aquatic change facilities in the “change village setup” with pool deck showers.
  • Access directly off the car park via a bridge to a new level entry with a walk through retail area.
  • An increased size gym, with two group fitness rooms, consult rooms and a spin classroom.
  • One multi-purpose space for childcare/personal training and user groups use with outdoor access to a functional training area.
  • New gym change rooms on the first floor.
  • Improved staff administration and amenities area.
  • A new retrofitted spa in the current area

To fund the balance of the project, the City has lodged two funding applications for $10M with the Australian Government. These funding applications have been unsuccessful. Therefore these additional works will not be achieved:

  • A new external, enclosed water slide.
  • A new zero depth splash pad children’s play area.
  • A new accessible warm water pool, heated 36°C which includes spas.
  • A new wellness sauna and steam room area.
  • A new school group change area to assist with teacher supervision of students.
  • Improved car parking facilities.
  • New dry diving space to allow for national diving competitions and use for supervised children’s parties.
  • Renewal of pool deck tiles in traffic areas.
  • On site chlorine generation unit and other chemical system improvements.
  • Increased CCTV coverage for new areas.
  • Upgraded emergency evacuation system for new areas.
  • A new first aid room.



1 Davies Ave, Queens Domain , Hobart 7000  View Map

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