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Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre changeroom redevelopment

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Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre changeroom redevelopment

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Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre changeroom redevelopment


The council, in conjunction with Aligned Leisure, is under taking work to upgrade the aquatic changing facilities at the Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre (WSLC).

The proposed plan for the upgrades outlines several key improvements. These works are necessary as the existing primary change rooms at the WSLC are outdated and in need of renewal to meet the varying needs of the community.

Works will commence in February and the majority of the refurbishment works are expected to be complete by the end of April 2024. Associated works may continue ontsite until the end of June, with the new change rooms accessible during this period. 

Temporary toilet and shower facilities will be available external to the centre, through the southern pool doors. Patrons will also be able to access toilets and change rooms located near the gym and stadium.

Wodonga Council is managing the project, with the construction tender awarded to Binding Building in December 2023. This project is being funded through the council’s building renewal budget.

The completion of these upgrades will improve the safety, wellbeing and user experience for all patrons.

Frequently asked questions


What works are taking place?

The proposed plan for the upgrades outlines several key improvements, including:

  • A fully compliant changing places change room featuring a toilet, shower, hoist and an adult change table;
  • The conversion of a basic dry family room into a complete family change room equipped with a baby changing area, shower and toilet facilities;
  • A compliant Unisex Accessible Water Closet (UAWC) change room with a toilet and shower;
  • The replacement of the existing three bay 'open' shower in the male area with three additional shower cubicles to enhance privacy and comfort;
  • Elimination of the outdated large urinal and replacement with an additional toilet cubicle, along with the installation of individual urinals for both adults and children;
  • The introduction of two dry change cubicles in the male area and the renewal of the existing cubicles in the female area to accommodate individuals who prefer privacy while getting changed; and
  • The inclusion of an ambulant toilet in each change room to cater to those with mobility challenges.
Why are these upgrades necessary?

The existing primary change rooms at the WSLC are outdated and in need of renewal to meet the varying needs of the community that WSLC services.

This includes the need to better cater to users with a disability, who have called for a changing places facility for several years. 

The completion of these upgrades will improve the safety, wellbeing and user experience for all patrons. 
 

When will these works happen and how long will they take?

Demolitions works to the existing change rooms will commence on Monday, February 26. Temporary facilities are in place and ready for use. These demo works are expected to take approximately three weeks and there will be associated consutruction noise.

Please note, no classes are expected to be impacted by these works.

The majority of the refurbishment works are expected to take approximately 12 to 16 weeks to complete. There will be some additional power upgrades and air ventilation improvements works that will continue onsite through until the end of the financial year. As further detail is confirmed, and as the project progresses, this web page will be updated. 

Will all pools still be in use and will aquatic classes and Learn to Swim still be available?

Yes they will be. No changes will occur to current aqua class times or the Learn to Swim Program.

What changing facilities will be available during the redevelopment?

Temporary toilet and shower facilities will be available external to the centre, through the southern pool doors. Patrons will also be able to access toilets and change rooms located near the gym and stadium. 

It must be noted that the external facilities will be limited in capacity and it is encouraged that, where possible, users shower at home or consider making use of the pool and facilities at WAVES. We understand this may inconvenience users and are doing everything possible to mitigate the impact on patrons during the period of works. 

A map of these alternative facilities can be found here. 

Will there still be accessible change room access?

Yes, there are ambulant toilets available on the ground floor in the entry foyer and one universal accessible toilet and change room on level 1, past the gymnasium.

Will these works impact parking at the centre?

No, parking to the front of the facility will be unaffected.

Can I go to a different centre while the works are being undertaken?

Yes – the unification of the Albury Wodonga Aquatic Facilities, a joint initiative of Wodonga Council and Albury City, has resulted in the first Cross Border Membership.

This membership includes access to the WSLC alongside:

  • Wodonga WAVES - Wodonga’s home for summer swimming for all ages with an outdoor splash park and hosts regular aquatic sports activities and events;
  • The Albury Swim Centre – Albury’s home for aquatics, comprising a range of outdoor pools and water slide right in the heart of Albury; and 
  • The Lavington Swim Centre - North Albury’s home for aquatics, comprising a range of outdoor pools.

We have also extended the cross border membership, to our Learn to swim students throughout the redevelopment allowing them to access all Albury Wodonga Aquatic Facilities outside of class times. 

How is this project being funded and who is managing the build?

Wodonga Council is managing the project, with the construction tender awarded to Binding Building in December 2023.

This project is being funded through the council’s building renewal budget. 

How can I stay up to date?

Both the council and Aligned Leisure’s website and social media channels will be updated with project information and timings.

If you would like to speak directly with someone about this project, please contact Aligned Leisure’s customer service team at wslc@alignedleisure.com.au
 

 

 

 

 

Timeline
  • Demolition works commence
    Monday, February 22


  • Tender awarded
    December 2023

    The tender for the works to Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre changeroom facilities has been awarded.