Leisure Centre’s $14 million overhaul nets $1,000 prize
 Baw Baw Sport   By // 22:11, Tuesday 8 August 2017

The $14 million dollar redevelopment of the Warragul Leisure Centre has netted the council a $1,000 top prize at the National Sport Convention.

Baw Baw’s site was one of three finalists in the Facility Design and Development category.


“This award is such a well-deserved achievement, congratulations to everyone involved during the 17 month project,” Baw Baw deputy mayor Mikaela Power said in a media release.

“The Warragul Leisure Centre has become a fantastic environment for the community and definitely ticks all the boxes by encouraging people to get active and create lifelong healthy habits.”

A council spokesperson said the awards “aim to recognise projects that encourage people to be active and provide them with the opportunity to play, recreate, keep fit and participate.”

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2 responses to “Leisure Centre’s $14 million overhaul nets $1,000 prize”

  1. Brett says:

    The inside pool is to shallow and the outside pool is closed. What a waist.

  2. Roger Marks says:

    The new pool does not encourage people to get active, especially older people who want to swim leisurely laps because that is all they can do.

    The old 25-metre pool was kept at 29-30 degrees. The new pool is kept at 28 degrees. Just warm enough to keep warm if you are not a slow swimmer as I am because of a disability.

    By the time I am finished, I have to go into the hydro pool to get warm. Don’t anyone dare ask me to pay for that.

    It should get a prize as an expensive white elephant. I bet anyone involved in the design never swims in it.

    Talking to Council about this is like talking to a brick wall.