Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club Redevelopment

Hobsons Bay City Council, the Victorian Government, Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club and Life Saving Victoria are working together to deliver the Clubhouse redevelopment, which will include a replacement swimming pool. Victorian Government funding of $11.3 million was secured in 2021, with Council committing a further $3 million towards this community project.

The project will revitalise the foreshore precinct, align with the heritage values of the area, and include:

  • state of the art community facilities
  • a swimming pool that will help educate children in water safety
  • cafe/kiosk
  • upgrades to the open space areas

Latest News

The tender submission process to appoint architectural services has closed.

A tender review process to appoint the successful tenderer is in progress.  

Project Timeline

The project will be undertaken in the below phases with indicative timeframes included.

Concept design development July – Dec 2022

  • This stage includes engaging with the Life Saving Club, project stakeholders and relevant authorities

Community engagement Dec 2022 – Jan 2023

  • We will provide a range of engagement opportunities including drop-in sessions and online.

Feedback evaluation & finalising design - Feb/March 2023

  • During this time we will review the community feedback and publish a ‘What we heard’ report, then finalise the design. 

Detailed design and permits - March to July 2023

  • Detailed design will be then completed for relevant permit approval processes to occur (eg Town Planning Permit approval and Marine and Coastal Act Consent)

Construction documentation and tender - July 2023 to February 2024

  • Construction documentation will be finalised before a tender process will be undertaken to appoint a builder to complete the works.

Construction commencing Feb 2024

  • After permit approval from relevant authorities, and the completion of a separate procurement process, construction will begin. Stakeholders will be communicated with prior to construction stage. 

Register your interest!

Community consultation on the draft concept design will occur during the 2022 summer period. To be informed when the concept plan is live for community feedback on Participate Hobsons Bay, leave your details below.




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