Swim Centres


Thank you for your feedback on the proposed new concepts for the Charlestown and Swansea Leisure Centres. Council values your comments and has incorporated your feedback into the latest designs.

Council’s Leisure Services team was pleased with the overall positive response to the proposed changes during consultation and has been working towards achieving the right mix of services at each centre.

Council has collated and analysed all the online and information booth comments received, and considered what design changes could be made to accommodate the community’s feedback. A number of changes were made to the designs for both proposed new Leisure Centres.


Thank you for your feedback on the proposed new concepts for the Charlestown and Swansea Leisure Centres. Council values your comments and has incorporated your feedback into the latest designs.

Council’s Leisure Services team was pleased with the overall positive response to the proposed changes during consultation and has been working towards achieving the right mix of services at each centre.

Council has collated and analysed all the online and information booth comments received, and considered what design changes could be made to accommodate the community’s feedback. A number of changes were made to the designs for both proposed new Leisure Centres.


  • This survey has now concluded. Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on the proposed concept designs. Please find below an update on the project.

    The community was overall very positive about the concept designs presented for the proposed new Charlestown Leisure Centre. Council has listened to your feedback and incorporated changes into the designs.

    Some changes to the designs included creating a lighter feel to the structure, a more efficient layout of the pool, some carpark layout changes, and the additions of a spa, steam room, sauna, plus a Changing Places room specially designed for those with high needs. The proposed 50m outdoor pool now accommodates men’s competition water polo.

    In August, the designs were submitted for Development

    The community was overall very positive about the concept designs presented for the proposed new Charlestown Leisure Centre. Council has listened to your feedback and incorporated changes into the designs.

    Some changes to the designs included creating a lighter feel to the structure, a more efficient layout of the pool, some carpark layout changes, and the additions of a spa, steam room, sauna, plus a Changing Places room specially designed for those with high needs. The proposed 50m outdoor pool now accommodates men’s competition water polo.

    In August, the designs were submitted for Development Approval. Once approved by Council, approval will be sought with the Joint Regional Planning Panel, with an expected response anticipated by early 2016.

    Here are the features of the proposed new Charlestown Leisure Centre:

    • Eight-lane 50m outdoor pool with access lift and marshalling area incorporating men’s competition water polo area.
    • Indoor aquatic centre with:
    • Eight-lane 25m pool with access lift
    • 18m multi-function indoor pool with access lift
    • Large indoor water play area
    • Café/social zone with indoor and outdoor seating
    • Short-term child minding
    • Outdoor covered seating for 500
    • Multipurpose meeting room
    • Family change rooms
    • Sauna, spa and steam room
    • Changing Places room for those with high needs
    • Large fitness gym with program and allied health rooms overlooking indoor and outdoor pools
    • All abilities access
    • Formal carparking with a bio-retention basin to filter out pollutants
    • Improved coordination of pools and facilities to provide greater flexibility of spaces and all-year round use
    • Sustainable design principles.