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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.

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Project timeline

Public Comment Period
Complete, January 2021
Community Engagement, Concept Plan Review 
Complete, January 2022
Detailed Design Phase
July 2024
Construction phase
January 2025 to September 2026
Expected completion
September 2026

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the new centre be located?

The new AARC will be located within the Alkimos Central development, north of Romeo Road and adjacent to the future Alkimos METRONET station.


When will I be able to use the new centre?

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.


Will the swimming pools be heated?

Yes, the pools will be heated.

The City is investigating the use of geothermal heating as an environmentally sustainable heat source for the facility.


What sports can be played on the indoor courts?

The courts will be multi-purpose to accommodate a variety of sports, including netball, soccer, basketball, volleyball and badminton.


Will the centre be accessible by public transport?

Yes, the centre is located adjacent to the future Alkimos METRONET station.


Where is the funding for the centre coming from?

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.