Castlemaine aquatic centre options being explored

Design and funding options for a proposed year-round leisure centre in Castlemaine are still being explored by the Mount Alexander Shire.

The council voted to replace the existing outdoor pool with the aquatic centre in November 2015, but no update has since been made.

A council spokesperson said last week the shire was continuing to explore design and funding options for the centre. 

“This is a large and complex project, and a significant investment for the shire, so we want to make sure we get it right,” they said.

At the time, the projected cost to the council was predicted to be $9.6 million and relied on securing an additional $7.4 million from the state and federal governments. 

A 25-metre indoor heated pool, warm-water exercise pool, learn-to-swim pool and other facilities are planned for the centre including a gym, exercise room, café/kiosk, office and crèche.