Construction Update – Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Construction Update – Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Exciting news for Mount Barker, construction has officially commenced on the site of the new Aquatic and Leisure Centre adjacent to Aston Hills…

Pictured above L-R: Mayor David Leach, Minister Clare Scriven MLC, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, State Member for Kavel Dan Cregan. Picture: Mount Barker District Council.

Adelaide Now has claimed that Mount Barker’s Summit Precinct – the entire precinct including the Sport Park and Aquatic and Leisure Centre – has the potential to be one of Australia’s leading recreation facilities. Construction has officially begun on Stage 1 of the new Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Mount Barker with the first sod turned on Friday 5 May to mark the official commencement of the project.

An artist’s impression of Mount Barker’s new Aquatic and Leisure Centre. Photo source: Adelaide Now.

The good news is that this incredible new destination is located within walking distance of Aston Hills, ensuring that everyone will be able to easily access and enjoy this new wold-class facility.

An artist’s impression of Mount Barker’s future Aquatic and Leisure Centre. Source: Adelaide Now.

The new centre is being built on Council-owned land, within a precinct bordered by Bald Hills and Springs Road. The site already contains Stage 1 of the Summit Sport and Recreation Park, linear trail, and heritage barns. A spotlight has been on this precinct since the Summit Sport Park hosted the recent AFL Gather Round, with visitors from all over Australia impressed by the oval, the views and the facilities.

Mount Barker’s Mayor Leach has stated that “While providing amenities for our local community, the site is capable of generating a level of private sector investment able to create local employment and support the Adelaide Hills tourism sector with tourist park accommodation, indoor recreation activities, and outdoor activities like mini golf and aerial rope courses.”

An artist’s impression of the future Aquatic and Leisure Centre next to Aston Hills. Source: Adelaide Now.

The Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre is expected to create 15 new employment positions, and the design of stage one of the project will allow future expansion, to include elements such as an outdoor 50-metre competition pool, expanded aquatic leisure facilities and Indoor sports courts.

To find out more about this exciting development, visit the council’s website here or read the Messenger’s full story on Adelaide Now here.

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