Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool updates

Following consultation with the community, a state-of-the-art design for the new aquatic and leisure facility has been developed. You'll find the latest updates, artist renderings, plans and images here. 

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Heritage Victoria Nomination Review

The Heritage Council of Victoria has rejected an application for the Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool to be included in Victorian Heritage Register. In mid-2021, a resident nominated the Pool to be added to the Register but the application was dismissed. The resident then appealed the decision to the Heritage Council. On 11 August the Heritage Council dismissed the appeal but advised the site meets the requirement for local heritage significance, which is consistent with Council’s findings and has been incorporated as part of the design. Therefore, after being on hold for almost 12 months, the project can now proceed.

Council has finalised the detailed plans in readiness for tender, and undertaken a further review of the business case and completed an Expression of Interest process to test interest from the market regarding attracting a suitable, qualified builder. As a result, we will commence our Request for Tender (RFT) process in the coming weeks, which aims to appoint a builder in late 2022, start construction early in 2023 and open the centre in late 2024.

For further information, contact Council on 9524 3333 or email projects@gleneira.vic.gov.au

Proposed design details

We are excited to share the detailed designs for the proposed redevelopment of 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.

Exterior — artist renderings

Artist rendering of Carnegie Swim Centre showing the contemporary red brick, timber and concrete facade with a grassy hill of native flowers and shrubs
View of the front elevation showing entrance and native landscaping
Artist rendering of the Carnegie Swim Centre carpark showing a bush-lined path to the entrance
View of the centre from the carpark
Artist rendering of Carnegie Swim Centre showing the program rooms from outside
Outside view of the program rooms

Outdoor aquatic spaces — artist renderings

Artist rendering of Carnegie Swim Centre showing swim lanes shaded by a sail cloth with a splash pad and BBQ area in the background
Shaded swim lanes with a splash pad and barbeque area in the background
Artist rendering of Carnegie Swim Centre showing a boy jumping off a diving board into the pool
The dive pool
Artist rendering of Carnegie Swim Centre showing people gathering under shade structures enjoying the pool
The splash-pad, water play and shaded relaxation areas

Indoor aquatic space — artist rendering

Warm water wellness pool Carnegiew Swim Centre
The warm water wellness pool and spas

Support spaces and amenities — artist rendering

Artist rendering of Carnegie Swim Centre showing the cafe and reception area
The reception, front of house and cafe area

Facility plans

Plans showing the locations of the entry, reception, servery, kitchen, administration, program room, consulting suites, change village, learn-to-swim pool, warm water pool, sauna and steam rooms, plant, deliveries, outdoor change, group change, group entry, 50m outdoor pool, outdoor splash pad, outdoor dive pool, landscaped family BBQ area, retained grass hill, parking entry and kiss-and-ride.
Plans showing the locations of the entry, reception, servery, kitchen, administration, program room, consulting suites, change village, learn-to-swim pool, warm water pool, sauna and steam rooms, plant, deliveries, outdoor change, group change, group entry, 50m outdoor pool, outdoor splash pad, outdoor dive pool, landscaped family BBQ area, retained grass hill, parking entry and kiss-and-ride

Support spaces and amenities plans

Plans showing the locations of the reception, servery, kitchen, administration, consulting suites, and primary amenities change village.
Plans showing the locations of the reception, servery, kitchen, administration, consulting suites, and primary amenities change village.

Indoor aquatic spaces plans

Plans showing the locations of the learn-to-swim pool, warm water pool, sauna and steam rooms
Plans showing the locations of the learn-to-swim pool, warm water pool, sauna and steam rooms

Outdoor aquatic spaces plans

Plans showing the locations the 50m outdoor pool, outdoor splash pad and outdoor dive pool

Health and wellness spaces plans

Plans showing the locations of the program room, jetted spa, sauna and steam rooms

Environmental Sustainability Design initiatives

A drawing of the Carnegie Swim Centre showing the environmental sustainability initiatives
A drawing of the Carnegie Swim Centre showing the environmental sustainability initiatives

Carnegie Swim Centre news

Read current and past news about the swim centre.