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Circular Head Pool Proposal

Concept Plans Key Features

  • A 25m indoor pool with 6 lanes that will provide for lap swimmers (wide enough to pass) with capability to have 8 narrower lanes for school swimming carnivals. Pool depth will allow for tumble turns at both ends;
  • Program pool 12.5m long, shallower depth for learn to swim (0.9m), running at a warmer temperature than main pool;
  • Aquatic play area beach entry 0.25m depth and play equipment;
  • Pool pod lift to 25m pool, and access ramp for program pool;
  • Separate water handing and heating for each pool area (allows different temperature and isolation of systems in event of fouling)
  • Program room(s) – multi use.
  • Kiosk for basic food items;
  • Associated change facilities.

The facility will connect to the existing Sport Stadium, but not involve any loss of space or facilities in the existing centre.

Concept Plans Next Steps

The concept plans will be refined with preliminary plans being prepared in January 2017 with specialist input and site surveys,

From Feb -  May 2017 detailed plans and specifications will be produced in readiness to have the project go out to construction tender in the middle of 2017 for construction tender.

Construction is forecast from September 2017 - October 2018. The funding of the project has now been confirmed with Council up to $4.7M, Federal Government National Stronger Regions Fund $3.8M and State Government $3.5M. Any additional funds raised via fundraising activities will be used to enhance the facility and not replace any of the other funding commitments.

Concept Plans  - Site

 Pool Site Plan

Concept Plans Key Features

 Pool Floor Plan




Fundraising for the Swimming Pool

There is a group of community members who are fundraising for the new pool.  Information can be found on their facebook page ( or see below)


Tax deductible donations to the swimming pool project can be made via the Australian Sports Foundation at the following link

Please read the conditions for the donations on the above web link.  Any funds raised will be used will add to the facility and not replace a Council contribution.

For anyone interested in pledging an amount of $1000 or more (to be paid later).  There is a form availabile at the following link Pledge Form - Circular Head Swimming Pool(425 kb)



Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool

Council made the difficult decision to close the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool indefinitely on 8 October 2015 after 53 years of operation.

There is more information about the process to replace the pool here


The full media release in regards to the pool closure is available here -



Background Circular Head Council Pool Proposal (154 kb)