Alkimos Aquatic Recreation Centre project
The City of Wanneroo has secured $65 million to fund the construction of a state-of-the-art aquatic and recreation centre in Alkimos which is expected to open its doors in 2026.
The Alkimos Aquatic and Recreation Centre (AARC) project will feature indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym and fitness facilities, sports courts, a crèche, café, change rooms and carpark, and cater to people of all ages and abilities.
The City is grateful to have received pledges of $30 million from the Federal Government, $10 million from the State Government and $10.6 million through the Alkimos-Eglinton Developer Contribution Plan to help deliver this facility for our growing community.
Please note. All images are for illustrative purposes only. Specification of the final build may vary.
News and updates
AARC project update March 2023
Update Tuesday 21 March 2023
Behind the scenes work on the $65 million Alkimos aquatic and recreation centre is progressing, with the project team currently reviewing tenders for detailed design and cost planning. Recommendations will go to Council in April.
AARC progressing swimmingly
Update Friday 9 December 2022
The Alkimos Aquatic and Recreation Centre (AARC) has advanced to the detailed design stage, after Wanneroo Council endorsed the progression of the project at its December meeting.
|Public Comment Period|
|Complete, January 2021|
|Community Engagement, Concept Plan Review|
|Complete, January 2022|
|Detailed Design Phase|
|January 2025 to September 2026|
Frequently Asked Questions
The new AARC will be located within the Alkimos Central development, north of Romeo Road and adjacent to the future Alkimos METRONET station.
In May 2023, detailed design of the facility will get underway. This will take around 14 months, with construction to follow and expected to take around 18 months. The facility is planned to be completed in May 2026.
Yes, the pools will be heated.
The courts will be multi-purpose to accommodate a variety of sports, including netball, soccer, basketball, volleyball and badminton.
Yes, the centre is located adjacent to the future Alkimos METRONET station.
To deliver the facility, the Federal Government has committed $30 million, the State Government $10 million in funding as well as a portion of land, together with a $10.6 million contribution through the Alkimos-Eglinton Developer Contribution Plan.