Development of an Aquatic and Leisure Strategy

Moreland pools collageWhy have we developed an Aquatic and Leisure Strategy?

Aquatic recreational activities have evolved over time, this draft strategy has been developed to ensure that our future provision of aquatic and leisure facilities and the services offered address current and future unmet aquatic and leisure needs, as well as continue to meet the demands for recreational and lap swimmers.

The draft strategy recommends that Council provide upgrade service investment in line with the following principles:

  1. High quality, accessible and inclusive
  2. Affordable and viable
  3. Well planned, maintained and managed
  4. Monitioring and review

The implementation of the Moreland Aquatic and Leisure Strategy will require an investment of approximately $230m over the next 20 years. This will be the highest level of investment proposed for any single service in Council’s history.

Download the Draft Aquatic and Leisure Stategy 2018 - 2038 (PDF 2Mb).


Initial consultation took place between 6 June and 28 July 2017 and involved a variety of tools to gather information and ideas from the community.

The information we received during our initial consultation has been used to develop the draft strategy. It is important that the recommendations in the strategy are shaped by the community.

The findings of our consulation are contained within the Draft Aquatic and Leisure Strategy 2018 - 2038 Background Paper (PDF 3Mb).

Public exhibition and Council meeting

The Draft Aquatic and Leisure Stategy 2018 - 2038 (PDF 2Mb) was available for public exhibition from Friday 8 December 2017 to Sunday 18 February 2018. Public exhibition and submissions closed at 5 pm on Sunday 18 February 2018.

A Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 20 March 2018 to consider submissions on the Draft Aquatic and Leisure Strategy 2018 - 2038. Officers are preparing responses for the submissions that have been recieved and will contact people who indicated their intention to speak at the Council meeting.

Download the Special Hearing Agenda - 20 March 2018 (PDF 71Kb).

Further information

If you require any further information please contact Aquatic and Leisure services on 9240 1111 or email us.


There are documents on this page in PDF-only format. If you have trouble opening or viewing a PDF document, contact Council and we will arrange to provide the information in a format that suits your needs. See Council's accessibility page for further details.