Scroll through the tabs below to explore the preferred location; facilities to be offered in the public Warm Water Pool and the proposed Wellness Centre plan.
The north-east corner of Brighton Golf Course is the preferred location for the Warm Water Pool because:
- It’s a central location in Bayside, with good access by road and public transport
- There is a high proportion residents aged 60+ in the neighbouring area
- The site would have less environmental and residential impacts than other locations
- There is sufficient space to meet the expected parking needs
- Ensures multi-purpose use of public open space and community infrastructure
A public Warm Water Pool facility that is affordable and accessible will support the health and wellbeing of our community - in particular our ageing population, residents with disability or health condition, our large sporting community, and parents with young children
There are many proven benefits of warm water exercise including pain management, recovery and rehabilitation, treatment of chronic conditions and improved mobility and wellbeing.
The Warm Water Pool facility will include two pools for community use and clinical rehabilitation and programs, as well as allied health services like physiotherapy and occupational therapy. It will provide opportunities for all in the community to benefit from warm water exercise, including learn to swim.
It will be a public facility with a fee structure set by Council to ensure it is affordable for people on pensions and with low incomes. The facility will be carefully designed to be accessible for people of all abilities, including changerooms and other features for people with high and complex needs.
Please note this image provides only an indication of the facilities and services that are proposed to be provided at the warm water pool facility. Design of the proposed warm water pool will not commence until July 2022, subject to community and Council support.
It is proposed that the Wellness Centre facility will include indoor and outdoor mineral hot springs and plunge pools, a spa and sauna, snow room and reflexology walk and a range of related rejuvenation services and programs.
The facility would initially be a private facility, leased and operated by Leisure Management Services (LMS - the current lessee of Brighton Golf Course). At the end of the lease period, ownership will be handed to Council. The facility will meet all contemporary accessibility standards.
The Wellness Centre would be designed, built and funded by LMS.