Ellenbrook Indoor Leisure Centre

Project Justification

The residents of Ellenbrook and surrounding suburbs currently face significant travel time to get to the closest indoor recreation centre or aquatic facility. As the local population rapidly increases, so does its demand for indoor sports.  An indoor recreation centre will address the remaining shortfall of indoor sport space across the district and would further address the increasing needs of a booming local population.

Despite is relative proximity to metropolitan population centres of Midland and Ballajura, the Ellenbrook area is geographically isolated and has a significant lack of entertainment opportunities. Public transport is limited with no train line and limited bus services.

Social sports are incredibly popular in the area, with a new artificial turf field fully occupied within three months of opening.  During the winter months, residents need to travel to Midland, a 35 minute drive, to use indoor sports facilities such as basketball courts as there are no such facilities in Ellenbrook.

Government funding is urgently required due to the wide-ranging benefits for children, adults and elderly in a catchment area extending to Chittering, Toodyay and Bullsbrook.

Funding Breakdown

Aquatic facilities

25m lap pool, leisure pool, learn to swim pool, warm water pool, spa pool, sauna and steam rooms, change rooms, toilets

$16m

Sports courts

$7m

Community facilities

$1m

Other infrastructure

Gymnasium, childcare, kitchen, café, party room, valley bowls club facility, fire and water management systems, plant equipment, general building requirements and site works

$16.2m

Professional fees, design, tendering and overheads

The centre will provide the community with a variety of aquatic opportunities and provide the growing community with much needed access to swimming facilities. The facility will also include an indoor multi-use court surface and community/professional consultations rooms for hire.

$10m

Project Benefits

The Ellenbrook Indoor Leisure Centre is located in one of WA’s and Australia’s fastest growing suburbs. Ellenbrook is ranked the fourth largest population growth suburb nationally.

Administrators of local primary and secondary schools have showed significant interest, in using the facility for structured swimming lessons and for out of hours sports clubs. In addition to this, there is the opportunity for aged care residents to use the facility too.

How many jobs will the project create?

  • Construction Phase: 85 FTE onsite (332.5 FTE total including indirect)
  • Ongoing: 47.8

Contact Details

City of Swan CEO, Mike Foley
Phone: 08 9267 9267
Email: swan@swan.wa.gov.au
www.swan.wa.gov.au