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Construction of $36 million Stromlo Leisure Centre Complete

Construction is now complete on the state-of-the-art $36 million Stromlo Leisure Centre in the ACT. 

The new facility has been handed over to YMCA NSW (the Y), who are now completing the fit-out ahead of opening day on Saturday, 15 August 2020.

With sweeping views across Canberra, the Centre will boast a 50-metre pool with moveable bulkhead, warm water program/learn to swim pool, leisure pool, toddlers pool, a splash park with a giant tipping bucket and slides, health club and crèche.

CEO of the Y NSW Susannah Le Bron said membership interest was already strong. 

“We are counting down the days to our August 15 opening and cannot wait to share this truly awesome facility with the ACT community,” she said. 

“We’ve already had more than 1500 people express interest in joining the Y at Stromlo and know Canberrans are just as excited as us to get on top of their health and wellness goals against the beautiful backdrop of the Molonglo Valley. 

“Access to the site on the day will be limited to members and casuals with bookings in line with COVID-19 restrictions to ensure everyone can work out and connect in a safe way,” she added.

 

Minister for Sport and Recreation Yvette Berry said the Centre would provide a welcoming destination for Canberrans looking for more ways to get active, relax and learn critical water safety skills. 

“The Stromlo Leisure Centre offers our community another location to relax with family and friends and will provide ongoing employment opportunities and aquatic programs to keep our community active and safe in the water,” Minister Berry said.

“The construction of the Stromlo Leisure Centre was undertaken by more than 80 local and interstate contractors and over 1,100 personnel, while more than 80 jobs have been created for the ongoing operation of the Centre.

“We are committed to delivering better infrastructure for our community and Canberrans will be able to enjoy this facility for generations to come.

“The ACT Government is happy to continue its relationship with YMCA NSW through their management of the Stromlo Leisure Centre, as it continues to provide important services to Canberrans across the ACT.”

The Y proudly manages Lakeside Leisure Centre, Gungahlin Leisure Centre and the Canberra Olympic Pool on behalf of the ACT Government. 

YMCA NSW and the ACT Government will officially open the centre on Saturday, 15 August 2020. 

For more information, visit: https://www.stromloleisurecentre.com.au/ 

MEDIA | Madeleine Clarke 0400 974 816 or Andrew Williams on 0439 427 522
 

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