City launch study to shape the future of ALAC

Published on Thursday, 6 July 2023 at 9:01:26 AM

The City of Albany is undertaking a feasibility study into Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) and is seeking community feedback from users, spectators, parents, and community groups from across the region.

The study by Otium Planning Group will assess current and future demand on ALAC and whether the current level of service is sufficient to meet user needs and expectations.

Featuring a pool, gym, indoor courts, creche and café, ALAC is the City’s busiest community facility with more than 500,000 visits annually and is an important community hub for leisure, health, recreation and networking.

A survey is being conducted as part of the study, inviting everyone who has an interest in ALAC to share their views and help guide the study’s recommendations.

Executive Director Community Services Nathan Watson said community feedback is essential to the quality of the study.

“Understanding how people currently use ALAC and also the growth and participation trends of the various user groups will provide valuable information in assessing how well placed ALAC is to continue to meet the needs of a growing community,” he said.

“ALAC also plays a really important role in servicing the region from a sport and recreation perspective, but parts of the facility are ageing and may not meet current design standards, so we need to consider all these things.

“Our aim is for the study to support our Council in making informed decisions regarding service delivery and investment in ALAC to meet community need and future-proof the facility.”

User groups, schools, spectators, businesses, and the wider community are all encouraged to complete the survey and share their vision for ALAC.

Further information and a link to the survey can be found at

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