New Leisure Centre slides into Craigieburn

Media Release

FN176/2017

20 October 2017

Joint release with:

Ros Spence

Member for Yuroke

Drew Jessop

Mayor of Hume City Council

  • A new aquatic and leisure centre has opened in Craigieburn
  • Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre features competitive pools, water slides and a health and fitness centre
  • The Coalition Government invested more than $9 million in the project

A new water park and leisure centre in Craigieburn, complete with an Indoor Aquatic Hall and a Health, Fitness and Wellness Centre, is set to be a significant new attraction in one of Melbourne's fastest growing areas.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the water slides, splash pads and water features would promote active lifestyles and give families the chance to have a fun day at the pool.

“We all enjoy a water slide, and this new Splash centre is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn how to swim and have fun in a safe environment,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the kind of communities which our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and projects like this one do that.”

Victorian Member for Yuroke Ros Spence said that in addition to its competitive pool, Splash also features a fully-equipped Health, Fitness and Wellness Centre.

“This fitness centre will feature massage rooms, a gymnasium, fixed-weight lifting stations and consulting suits, giving our local athletes access to the best facilities,” Mrs Spence said.

“Swimmers will be well looked after with a spa, sauna, first aid room and wet lounge available in the Indoor Aquatic Hall.”

Mayor of Hume City Council Drew Jessop said Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre was a major milestone in the evolution of Craigieburn from a small town to major metropolitan centre.

“Craigieburn's unprecedented growth over the last 20 years has seen the area develop into a thriving community hub of business and recreation, particularly with the addition of a world-class facility such as Splash,” Councillor Jessop said.

“Hume City Council is immensely excited about what Splash will bring for generations to come in Melbourne's north and this is all possible thanks to a partnership between Hume City Council, the Australian Government, the Victorian Government, Stockland and Craigieburn Central.”

The Federal Coalition Government invested $9,091,825 in the project, with the Victorian Government providing $3,000,000, Hume City Council providing $17,316,350, Stockland providing $5,731,825 and Lend Lease providing the remaining $360,000.