Some of our services are impacted due to COVID-19.

The Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC) will soon be home to a new custom-built sauna.

Construction will begin mid-late April and likely be completed and open to the public by late June. 

This new addition follows positive feedback received during community consultation for the new Kew Recreation Centre design and its sauna facility. In response, it was agreed a new sauna facility should also be added to HALC too. 

All Boroondara Leisure and Aquatic Facility members will have reciprocal rights to access the sauna once complete.

Disruptions during the construction period will be kept to a minimum. All facilities at HALC will remain open and we don’t anticipate any changes to pool access or regular classes. We’ll also do our best to keep noise down. 

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