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Published on 03 May 2021

Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool

The Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool redevelopment will give the Glen Eira community a modern, accessible recreation centre

Project snapshot

Status: Design phase
Budget: $51.8m
Timeline: Construction is proposed to commence later in the year, and it is anticipated that the new swim centre will be open by mid 2023.

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.

The dive pool
The dive pool

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