Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre Redevelopment

Stage 1 of the long-awaited $42million Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC) redevelopment officially opened on Sunday 27th September.

Over 3500 community members enjoyed the free open day celebration which unveiled the early completion of:

  • a new 50m outdoor pool,
  • a new leisure pool and change room village,
  • refurbishment of the existing 25m lap pool,
  • a new clubroom facility, and
  • an indoor aqua, pirate themed playground.


What's next?

Stage 2 - Dry Centre Redevelopment

Stage 2 has now commenced and will include:

  • New multi-purpose sports court (x 2) including entry, foyer, administration, office, kiosk and first aid facilities;

  • New/renovated gymnasiumContinue reading

Stage 1 of the long-awaited $42million Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC) redevelopment officially opened on Sunday 27th September.

Over 3500 community members enjoyed the free open day celebration which unveiled the early completion of:

  • a new 50m outdoor pool,
  • a new leisure pool and change room village,
  • refurbishment of the existing 25m lap pool,
  • a new clubroom facility, and
  • an indoor aqua, pirate themed playground.


What's next?

Stage 2 - Dry Centre Redevelopment

Stage 2 has now commenced and will include:

  • New multi-purpose sports court (x 2) including entry, foyer, administration, office, kiosk and first aid facilities;

  • New/renovated gymnasium and group fitness facilities;
  • New/renovated main entry, foyer, reception, cafe, retail and meeting facilities;
  • New/renovated administration facilities for staff;
  • New/renovated crèche facilities;
  • New/renovated toilet and changeroom facilities;
  • Renovated existing squash court (x 3) facilities; and
  • New/renovated building facades.


The City acknowledges the following funding support it has received

Stage 1

WA State Government

Royalties for Regions: $11million
Department of Sport and Recreation (CSRFF) : $2.5million

Stage 2

Australian Federal Government

$10million






  • Preparation for Stage 2 Commences

    12 months ago
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    Stage two of the long-awaited $42million Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC) redevelopment will start early next year, in the second phase of delivering a top-class facility to the Mandurah community.

    Stage two works will commence 11 January 2016 and include:

    ·Two new multi-purpose sports courts including entry, foyer, adminstration, office, kiosk and first aid facilities

    ·New/renovated gymnasium and group fitness facilities

    ·New/renovated main entry, foyer, reception, café, retail and meeting facilities

    ·New/renovated administration facilities for staff

    ·New/renovated creche facilities

    ·New/renovated toilet and change room facilities

    ·Renovated existing squach court facilities

    ·New/renovated... Continue reading

    Stage two of the long-awaited $42million Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC) redevelopment will start early next year, in the second phase of delivering a top-class facility to the Mandurah community.

    Stage two works will commence 11 January 2016 and include:

    · Two new multi-purpose sports courts including entry, foyer, adminstration, office, kiosk and first aid facilities

    · New/renovated gymnasium and group fitness facilities

    · New/renovated main entry, foyer, reception, café, retail and meeting facilities

    · New/renovated administration facilities for staff

    · New/renovated creche facilities

    · New/renovated toilet and change room facilities

    · Renovated existing squach court facilities

    · New/renovated building facades

    In order for the extensive stage two construction works to take place, the gynasium will be relocated to Court 1 on December 21 and basketball games will be available at Halls Head Recreation Centre.

    Assisting with logistics, the new carpark is due for completion before Christmas and overflow parking on Rigel Reserve with be available throughout the construction phase.

    Chief Executive Officer Mark Newman said since the successful opening of the MARC Redevelopment’s Stage One in September, the Centre has had over 97,000 visitors.

    “This is one of the biggest community infrastructure projects that Mandurah has ever seen, and we are excited to be entering into stage two works,” he said.

    The City understands that Stage Two of the MARC redevelopment will have a significant impact on the users of the Centre and the wider community, and is committed to reducing that impact as much as possible.

    With rapidly growing attendances of more than 650,000 visitors per year, the ageing facilities at the MARC have been under pressure for a number of years.

    The extensive redevelopment and refurbishment project will provide a modern, integrated sporting, aquatic and recreational facility that will meet the needs of Mandurah’s growing community and beyond.



  • Stage 1 Completed

    about 1 year ago
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    27 September 2015

    History was made in Mandurah today as the $21million aquatic redevelopment was officially opened at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC).

    A redevelopment more than 10 years in the making, the aquatic facility has been completely transformed and now boasts close to three times the water space of the original facility.

    The brand new aquatic space was officially opened today by Mayor Marina Vergone, WA Premier Hon. Colin Barnett MLA, Deputy Premier Hon. Dr Kim Hames and Olympic swimming champion Dawn Fraser.

    The celebrations kicked off with a VIP... Continue reading

    27 September 2015

    History was made in Mandurah today as the $21million aquatic redevelopment was officially opened at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC).

    A redevelopment more than 10 years in the making, the aquatic facility has been completely transformed and now boasts close to three times the water space of the original facility.

    The brand new aquatic space was officially opened today by Mayor Marina Vergone, WA Premier Hon. Colin Barnett MLA, Deputy Premier Hon. Dr Kim Hames and Olympic swimming champion Dawn Fraser.

    The celebrations kicked off with a VIP Grand Opening event, followed by a free open day for the community, which was a huge success.

    Mayor Vergone said she was thrilled to have opened the new centre.

    "Our new modern, state-of-the-art recreational facility will bring many healthy benefits to our local community and the wider region," she said.

    "With the original centre built in 1982, it was well overdue for a redevelopment of this size, and we now have a pool space that will cater for our growing city well into the future.

    "This is one of the biggest community infrastructure projects that Mandurah has ever seen, and we are so happy to have opened the doors so people can start to enjoy this new space.

    "I’d like to thank everyone involved in delivering this project, including our State Government funding partners through Royalties for Regions and Department of Sport and Recreation."

    The aquatic facelift completes Stage One of the long-awaited two-stage redevelopment, with the Stage Two Dry Centre redevelopment set to start early next year.

    The aquatic redevelopment includes a significant increase to water space for aquatic activities with:

     a new 50m outdoor pool

     a new leisure pool and change room village

     refurbishment of the existing 25m lap pool

     a pirate-themed indoor aqua playground

     new community clubroom facility.

    For information about the Centre and membership specials, go to www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/mrc.htm


  • Stage 2 - Preferred Contractor announced

    over 1 year ago
    Marcexterior1

    The City has selected Perkins Builders as its preferred contractor for the $15million Stage Two works which will include;

    • New multi-purpose sports court (x 2) including entry, foyer, administration, office, kiosk and first aid facilities;

    • New / renovated gymnasium and group fitness facilities;

    • New / renovated main entry, foyer, reception, cafe, retail and meeting facilities;

    • New / renovated administration facilities for staff;

    • New / renovated crèche facilities;

    • New / renovated toilet and changeroom facilities;

    • Renovated existing squash court (x 3) facilities; and

    • New / renovated building facades.

    Construction is expected to start on... Continue reading

    The City has selected Perkins Builders as its preferred contractor for the $15million Stage Two works which will include;

    • New multi-purpose sports court (x 2) including entry, foyer, administration, office, kiosk and first aid facilities;

    • New / renovated gymnasium and group fitness facilities;

    • New / renovated main entry, foyer, reception, cafe, retail and meeting facilities;

    • New / renovated administration facilities for staff;

    • New / renovated crèche facilities;

    • New / renovated toilet and changeroom facilities;

    • Renovated existing squash court (x 3) facilities; and

    • New / renovated building facades.

    Construction is expected to start on site January 2016.
  • August 2014 - Stage two funding announcement

    over 2 years ago

    Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Canning Don Randall today signed a funding agreement for $470,000 towards Stage Two of the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre redevelopment project.

    Mr Briggs said that the funding will deliver a detailed design of the recreation centre’s redevelopment. The Australian Government’s remaining $9.53 million commitment will deliver the construction work of the recreation centre.

    Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Canning Don Randall today signed a funding agreement for $470,000 towards Stage Two of the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre redevelopment project.

    Mr Briggs said that the funding will deliver a detailed design of the recreation centre’s redevelopment. The Australian Government’s remaining $9.53 million commitment will deliver the construction work of the recreation centre.

  • Tender Announcement - Construction of Geothermal Bores for MARC Redevelopment

    over 2 years ago

    The City is pleased to announce the successful tenderer for the construction and testing of the geothermal bores for the Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre Redevelopment is KH Adams & Sons Pty Ltd.  Direct geothermal heating involves construction of a bore up to 1.1km deep to provide a renewable source of swimming pool and air heating.

    This project will be the largest energy efficiency project that the City has ever undertaken and is an innovative and exciting approach to heating.  Modelling has indicated that around 2,300 tonnes of CO2 emissions will be avoided compared to using natural gas as an energy... Continue reading

    The City is pleased to announce the successful tenderer for the construction and testing of the geothermal bores for the Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre Redevelopment is KH Adams & Sons Pty Ltd.  Direct geothermal heating involves construction of a bore up to 1.1km deep to provide a renewable source of swimming pool and air heating.

    This project will be the largest energy efficiency project that the City has ever undertaken and is an innovative and exciting approach to heating.  Modelling has indicated that around 2,300 tonnes of CO2 emissions will be avoided compared to using natural gas as an energy source.

    The project will cost approximately $3.6million.  The City has secured a $2million grant under the Australian Government's Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP), with the City meeting the remaining capital costs.


  • Breaking of Ground Ceremony

    over 2 years ago

    The official Breaking of Ground Ceremony to mark the commencement of the $20m stage one Aquatic redevelopment of Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre was held on Friday 28 March.

    The event was attended by the Hon Terry Waldron MLA, Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming, Hon Dr Kim Hames MLA, Deputy Premier; Member for Dawesville, Mr Don Randall MP, Member for Canning, Mr Gary Gray AO,MP, Member for Brand, Mr David Templeman MLA, Member for Mandurah, Mayor Marina Vergone, Mark Newman, CEO City of Mandurah and Councillors.  Members from local sporting clubs and patrons from the MARC... Continue reading

    The official Breaking of Ground Ceremony to mark the commencement of the $20m stage one Aquatic redevelopment of Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre was held on Friday 28 March.

    The event was attended by the Hon Terry Waldron MLA, Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming, Hon Dr Kim Hames MLA, Deputy Premier; Member for Dawesville, Mr Don Randall MP, Member for Canning, Mr Gary Gray AO,MP, Member for Brand, Mr David Templeman MLA, Member for Mandurah, Mayor Marina Vergone, Mark Newman, CEO City of Mandurah and Councillors.  Members from local sporting clubs and patrons from the MARC also attended to celebrate the commencement of the redevelopment.

    The event was a wonderful occasion to launch this vital community project to the construction stage.  
     
    Advanced external works will commence on Wednesday 9 April when the contractor, Perkins (WA) Pty Ltd will be on site. These external works will not affect aquatic facilities and all pools will be open during this time.