Armadale Fitness & Aquatic Centre Redevelopment

Armadale Fitness & Aquatic Centre Redevelopment

The Armadale Aquatic Centre is closed and work has commenced on the exciting $26 million redevelopment project.

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Did you know that the Armadale Fitness & Aquatic Centre is going to be more than just a pool? It's also going to feature the best in fitness facilities including a spacious state of the art gym, two group fitness studios and a creche. See the video below to find out more...

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The redevelopment will provide the Armadale Community with a fully integrated, modern, year round facility. To cater for the community’s recreation, leisure and social needs the new facility will include an all seasons 25 metre pool, indoor leisure pool, program pool, outdoor 50 metre pool, the zero depth Splash Pad, crèche, café, gym and group fitness rooms.

» View the Armadale Fitness & Aquatic Centre Concept Plan

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Redevelopment Progress

April 2018

Work on the Armadale Fitness & Aquatic Centre geothermal bore project is now complete. The production bore, which draws the heated water up, has been drilled to a depth of 969m and the injection bore, which returns the water back to the aquifer, has been drilled to 462m. Both bores are within the Yarragadee aquifer and as the system is a closed loop, there is no nett use of groundwater. The attached diagram shows how the system works.

The temperature at the injection bore head is 44° and the flow rate is 42+ L/s. These results mean that the bores will be more than capable of sustaining the required rate required for operation of the Aquatic Centre.

The geothermal bores will generate enough heat to warm all of the pools in the redeveloped Aquatic Fitness & Aquatic Centre, as well as heating the air in the enclosed pool area. The efficiency of the geothermal system is estimated to generate utility savings of >$500,000 per annum and an estimated greenhouse gas abatement of 2,100 Tonnes per annum. Based on the capital expenditure and expected operating costs, it is estimated that payback for the system will be achieved after seven years.

Pool works are on track with the floor slabs for the buildings completed and the walls are currently under construction. The leisure pool and 25m pool are almost complete and the program pool and spa is well underway.

January, 2018

PS Structures is the successful tendered for the construction of the new centre, with works commencing from Monday 8 January 2018.

November, 2017

Stage 1 of the geothermal bore project, which involved digging a test hole to ascertain if geothermal heating was a viable option, has delivered a positive outcome.

During Stage 2 of the project the test-hole, comprising a 1,000 metre deep bore, will be converted to a production bore to provide heat to the pools as part of the redevlopment of the Armadale Fitness & Aquatic Centre.

November also saw another milestone with the demolition of the Aqua Tubes, Administration Building and 25m pool.

July 2017

Aquatic Centre work in progress image

The City is currently investigating the use of geothermal heating for the pool, to deliver an effective and environmentally friendly heating option. In order to determine the viability of this as a heat source, a test hole is required.

The City invited tenders for the drilling of the geothermal test-hole in March and the successful tenderer, Drilling Contractors of Australia, has commenced drilling the test hole. They will be drilling a pilot hole aaround 30 meters deep to make sure it’s clear to drill the deeper hole. It will then take approximately five to six weeks to drill and set up the test hole, which will be at a depth of 1km.

The finalised design for the Armadale Fitness & Aquatic Centre is also progressing. The detailed design phase, along with the documentation, is currently being complied. At the same time all the tender documentation for the construction of the new centre and the demolition of the old centre is underway. The City is aiming to advertise this tender by the end of September 2017.

April 2017

The long awaited upgrade of the Armadale Aquatic Centre is now a reality, with the concept for the $26 million project now finalised.

The redevelopment will provide the Armadale Community with a fully integrated, modern, year round facility. To cater for the community’s recreation, leisure and social needs the new facility will include an all seasons 25 metre pool, indoor leisure pool, program pool, outdoor 50 metre pool, the zero depth Splash Pad, crèche, café, gym and group fitness rooms.

The City is currently investigating the feasibility of using geothermal heating for the pool which will provide a cost effective and environmentally friendly heating solution.

Funding for the $26 million upgrade comprises $10 million from the Federal Government’s Community Development Grants program, $1 million from the WA State Government and the majority of funding from the City of Armadale.

Customer Information

During the centre closure period the closest public aquatic facilities and approximate distances include;

Leisure World
- 10km's
Riverton Leisureplex
- 14.5km's
Cannington Leisureplex
- 15km's
Cockburn ARC
- 16.5km's
Kwinana Recquatic Centre
- 22km's

Location

Centrally located on Champion Drive (corner of William St / Champion Drive) Armadale