Alkimos Aquatic Recreation Centre project
The Alkimos aquatic and recreation centre (AARC) project has taken another step forward after Wanneroo Council endorsed the schematic design at a meeting held in December.
The facility 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 $14 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
Business Plan for Alkimos aquatic centre makes a splash
Update Friday 23 February 2024
The City is one step closer to breaking ground on the Alkimos aquatic and recreation centre, after Council gave approval to advertise the business plan for the facility at its February meeting.
AARC design achieves another major milestone
Update Wednesday 20 December 2023
The Alkimos aquatic and recreation centre (AARC) project has taken another step forward after Council endorsed the schematic design at a meeting held this month.
AARC project update March 2023
Update Tuesday 21 March 2023
Behind the scenes work on the $65 million Alkimos aquatic and recreation centre project is progressing, with the project team currently reviewing tenders for detailed design and cost planning. Recommendations will go to Council in April.
|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 22 months. The facility is planned to be completed in September 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 $14 million contribution through the Alkimos-Eglinton Developer Contribution Plan.