Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

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.