Recreation Planning

Bass Coast Aquatic Strategy 2015-2024

The Bass Coast Aquatic Strategy (PDF 2.1MB) was adopted by Council at the Council meeting on 24 June 2015.

The Strategy gives direction for the development of aquatic facilities for the next 10 years. It confirms Council’s intention to develop two aquatic centres with the redevelopment of the Bass Coast Aquatic and Leisure Centre and the development of an aquatic centre on Phillip Island.

Key findings in the aquatic strategy were that Bass Coast’s population profile with a median age of 46 years is significant as it is five years higher than the Victorian Regional Average of 41 and nine years above Victoria’s average of 37 years. Leisure trends were noted and the ageing of the population which places a new demand on providing aquatic facilities that include some hotter water pool areas suitable for older adult exercises. It is essential to have a range of pools with different water depths, facilities also need to consider times of operation, affordability and should be high standard quality facilities.

The Aquatic Strategy report also recognised there is no provision in Securing Bass Coast’s Future – Long Term Financial Plan 2015-2025 for any major aquatic facility development prior to 2020.  However the report stated it is important to have the plans in place so that Council can be in the position to seek funding should the opportunity arise.

For further information please contact Council's Recreation & Leisure Planners on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.

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