The Kew Recreation Centre will soon undergo a major redevelopment that will see it transform into a state of the art facility suitable for all stages of life, catering to a wide range of health and wellbeing needs, where everyone is welcome.


The build is likely to start in 2020 and take around two years to complete.

About the project

The current Kew Recreation Centre is in poor condition and is the last of the leisure and aquatic facilities in Boroondara to be redeveloped.

The new Kew Recreation Centre will be designed to meet the needs of our growing community, with modern fitness and aquatic facilities for people of all ages. Rebuilding the centre will encourage greater participation in physical activity and will have significant health and wellbeing benefits for the Boroondara community.

The new building will make better use of the site, allow the creation of new open space and free up space to build two indoor sports courts.

The centre's new and expanded gym, aquatic spaces, program rooms and community space will cater for future demographic growth and provide more programmable space to allow people with a disability, young people, older adults and community groups to access programs concurrently at times that suit them, typically peak use times.

The new centre will serve as a facility for all ages to recreate, improve or maintain health and wellbeing, play team sports, connect with others and meet specialised health needs.

Some of the proposed components of the new centre include:

  • dedicated learn-to-swim pool
  • dedicated warm-water pool
  • child-friendly indoor aqua play area
  • indoor sport courts
  • café area and spectator viewing space
  • gym and indoor program spaces
  • underground car parking
  • newly created public open space. 

Community Consultation

We want you to tell us what you want to see in your new Kew Recreation Centre. Council will be working closely with the community through every step of the project to make sure the new centre meets your needs.

Stage 1 consultation for initial ideas and preferences on the new centre closed on Friday 14 September. We’re currently consolidating all feedback received to help inform the development of a concept design option, which we’ll bring back for your feedback in early 2019.

Temporary relocations

Council is currently looking into options for Kew Recreation Centre patrons to continue swimming lessons, group fitness and other activities during the construction period.

Delivering what’s important to you

This project is delivering on the Boroondara Community Plan 2017-27, Council’s key strategic document for the next decade. When creating the plan, Council consulted widely and 11,845 responses told us clearly that you value well-maintained public places where people of all ages and backgrounds can interact, learn and be active. 

More information

For more information, please contact Sam Taylor or email [email protected].

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