Green light for Swan Active Midland refurbishments
Published on 08 August 2019
The City of Swan has approved the $16 million revitalisation of the Swan Active Midland facility.
The refurbishments, which have been subject to ongoing planning since an initial feasibility study was undertaken in 2010, will take place over a three year period from 2020 to 2023.
City of Swan Mayor David Lucas said that Swan Active Midland, formerly known as Swan Park leisure centre, had only minimal refurbishments since its construction and that major upgrades works were due to improve the accessibility and functionality of the facility.
“The City’s priority is to provide the best possible asset for the whole community that includes services and facilities that users of Swan Active Midland can be proud of,” he said.
“The facility was built in the 1980’s and due to the age of the facility the current functionality does not meet the community’s standards and expectations.
“We believe this commitment to significantly upgrade Swan Active Midland will enhance the facility and continue to be a valuable community focused asset.”
With recent improvements to the Swan Active Ballajura and Beechboro facilities, the confirmation of the upgrades to Swan Active Midland and future commitment to an Ellenbrook facility further displays the value the City puts on the social, mental and physical wellbeing of members of the community.
Midland Guildford Ward Councillor Ian Johnson said the refurbishments would provide a range of changes and improvements as well as contributing to people having better lifestyle opportunities.
“The approval of the funding for Swan Active Midland will allow us to improve all areas of the facility including the aquatic area, courts, change rooms, group fitness room and the gym,” he said.
“This significant financial commitment will ensure that Swan Active Midland continues to provide a wide range of activities and be a focal point for sport and fitness activities in the local and regional area.
“We believe that by investing in facilities that make our communities more active will provide strong social benefits into the future.”
For more information about Swan Active Midland, visit www.swanactive.com.au