The Palm Beach Aquatic and Community Centre is currently undergoing a transformation and is on schedule to reopen in mid-2024.
The pool shells have been poured, and water testing has commenced on the new warm water pool, Learn to Swim pool, and 25-meter outdoor pool. Work on the waterplay area is progressing, and the community centre is awaiting the installation of roofing.
Mayor Tom Tate commented, “The Palm Beach Aquatic and Community Centre is making significant progress. These new facilities will breathe life into one of the Gold Coast’s popular community precincts.”
Upon completion, this integrated ‘lifestyle destination’ will cater to the Southern Gold Coast’s growing population. The redevelopment will revamp the existing facilities, offering larger warm water program and learn-to-swim pools, an upgraded fitness center, and a new 25-meter heated outdoor pool.
A highlight of the revitalization project is the addition of a much-needed community center. This space will house a multifunctional hall, meeting rooms, a dance studio, creche, and a new café, promoting community engagement.
The Palm Beach Aquatic Centre, constructed between 1977 and 1981, has become one of the most beloved aquatic facilities on the Gold Coast. However, after more than 40 years, it no longer met current standards and compliance. Major upgrades were essential to meet the growing demand from the community.
The new 25-meter pool is funded by the Queensland Government’s Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program in collaboration with the City of Gold Coast.
The transformation of the Palm Beach Aquatic and Community Centre is the latest in a significant development for the area. By mid-2024, residents and visitors can look forward to improved facilities, enhanced fitness options, and a dynamic community hub.