Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre Redevelopment

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 group 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 waterslide.
  • A new zero depth splash pad children’s play area.
  • A new accessible warm water pool, heated to 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.

The engagement period for this project has now closed. The City is currently reviewing all feedback and a report detailing the results of this consultation will be presented to the City Parks and Recreation Committee in May 2017.


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

A Draft Master Plan for the centre has been developed and the City is now seeking community feedback on this project.

Feedback received during this consultation will be collated and assist in the review of the draft master plan, prior to the proposed final document being considered by Council.


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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 group 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 waterslide.
  • A new zero depth splash pad children’s play area.
  • A new accessible warm water pool, heated to 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.

The engagement period for this project has now closed. The City is currently reviewing all feedback and a report detailing the results of this consultation will be presented to the City Parks and Recreation Committee in May 2017.


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

A Draft Master Plan for the centre has been developed and the City is now seeking community feedback on this project.

Feedback received during this consultation will be collated and assist in the review of the draft master plan, prior to the proposed final document being considered by Council.


Stay Informed

To stay up to date with everything that is happening at the Aquatic Centre follow us on Facebook!

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    Aquatic Centre Master Plan Feedback Form

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