Bentleigh Library will be transformed into a new community centre that integrates Council’s Youth Services.
We are excited to share the detailed designs for the proposed redevelopment of the Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool.
The designs take into account feedback from the community during the last consultation phase in August 2020. We heard the community wants to retain the essential elements of Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool.
We responded to your feedback by keeping the centre within its current footprint. The design incorporates a red brick, timber and concrete facade, which is a contemporary tribute to mid-century design. We will keep the war memorial signage, the ‘grassy hill’ and lots of native landscaping and open space. We plan to apply for a Green Star rating in response to the recent Council declaration of climate emergency and net zero emissions by 2025.
The detailed design for Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool includes:
- an outdoor 50-metre, eight-lane pool
- an outdoor diving pool
- an indoor warm water program pool and 25-metre learn-to-swim pool
- a concourse spa
- indoor sauna, steam room and accessible changerooms
- indoor program rooms
- a café
- outdoor children’s splash pad
- lawn areas and open spaces (including retention of the eastern mound)
- barbecues and shaded seating
- the retention of character and local charm.
Visit our Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool redevelopment page where you can learn about this exciting new phase of the Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool. Discover the history of the redevelopment project and explore the artist's renderings, plans and other images. We'll be adding more images and information as the project progresses. Be sure to check back for news and updates.
Heritage Victoria Nomination Review
Earlier this year, a member of the community submitted a Victorian Heritage Register nomination for the Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool. Initially, the nomination was dismissed by Heritage Victoria, but the nominator appealed the decision, with the Heritage Council putting aside the previous determination by Heritage Victoria and directing the initiation of a formal assessment.
Heritage Victoria submitted their review to Heritage Council in mid-November and recommended the Heritage Council to not include the Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool in the Victorian Heritage Register. To view, the details of the nomination review decision visit the Heritage Council of Victoria's website.
The Heritage Council will consider the recommendation in late January after a period of 60 days from the date the notice of recommendation was published on their website (19 November 2021).
If no appeals are received against the recommendation, the tender process can recommence from March 2022 onwards.
Indicatively, this delay would mean the tender would be awarded in June 2022 with construction to commence in July 2022.