The old centre had been an integral part of the community, but it had been struggling to cope with growing demand.
The new centre, due to open later this year, will feature an indoor 25-metre pool, learn-to-swim pool, water play area and 50-metre outdoor pool.
There’s also a new gym and group fitness and spin studios on the way with rooms for classes and other programs, new change rooms and amenities, family changing spaces and a cafe.
Construction of the new recreation hub is employing more than 850 people with the centre set to employ upwards of 150 people when operational.
The East Keilor project builds on the more than $1 billion invested in community sport and recreation infrastructure by the Government since December 2014. The Community Sport Infrastructure Fund aims to increase participation in community sport and recreation by providing access to modern, high-quality facilities.
From pavilion upgrades to aquatic centre transformations, investments like these provide accessible places for Victorians to pursue an active lifestyle while construction work creates jobs and stimulates local economies.
The Government acknowledges the Moonee Valley City Council for its significant financial contribution and commitment to the East Keilor project.