Swan Active Ellenbrook (Margaret Kidson Centre)

The construction of an aquatic recreation centre in Ellenbrook, featuring:

  • An Olympic-sized 50m pool
  • Waterslides
  • Indoor pools
  • Indoor sports courts and much more.

Project status

  • Initial planning stages have started with tendering for design, sustainability, and quantity surveying services underway.

Project timeline

Adoption of the Aquatic Strategy

Completed in August 2023

Planning, consultation and design

Progressing in 2023/24

Construction start

Scheduled for 2024/25

Construction finish

Scheduled for 2026/27


The construction cost for a regional recreation centre is estimated at $80 million. Specific cost estimates for this project will be refined as the design process progresses.

The City has received commitments for the following:

Funding body Funding amount
Department of Health and Aged Care $25 million
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries $7 million
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts $5 million 
WA Government $5 million (TBC)


The City will be working with a consultant to advise of potential sustainable initiatives for the project. This will include areas such as solar panels, geothermal technology, natural lighting, grey water recycling etc.

This is a significant project for the community. Once designs reach an appropriate stage, they will be shared with the community, who will have an opportunity to comment on them. While the exact details of engagement are yet to be decided, information will be released as soon as it is available.

The City is in discussions with the State Government and its likely that a portion of the site (2ha on Cashman Avenue) will be used to facilitate the construction of a community hub in Ellenbrook.

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