Aquatic Strategy

The Hobsons Bay Aquatic Strategy was endorsed by Council in July 2019.  You can view the endorsed strategy here(PDF, 9MB) .

The Aquatic Strategy will provide high quality and accessible aquatic facilities that encourage a healthy active and connected community. To achieve the vision, Council will deliver three objectives:

  • high quality facilities that best provide for the community of Hobsons Bay in the east and west of the municipality
  • accessible, affordable and inclusive facilities and participation outcomes
  • well-planned, well-maintained and well-managed facilities

Alongside these objectives are recommended options that include two aquatic centres, one in the east and one in the west of the city. More specifically, this approach includes:

  • a new aquatic facility, proposed location at Bruce Comben Reserve, Altona Meadows to service the Western end of the municipality
  • the construction of water play and youth facilities at McCormack Park to replace the Laverton Swim and Fitness Centre
  • the expansion of Bayfit Leisure Centre, Altona North to service the eastern end of the municipality

Development of the Hobsons Bay City Council Aquatic Strategy

The strategy occurred in 5 stages:


Stage Description Status
1 Background Review Complete
2 Community Consultation Complete
3 Assessment of consultation and development of draft strategy Complete
4 Public exhibition of draft strategy  
5 Council endorsement  Endorsed 9 July 2019


Further information

If you would like more information on the development of this strategy, visit Council’s Participate websitecall 9932 1000 or email the project team here.