Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre Redevelopment Project

The renewal of the Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre (NARC) is part of the Darebin 2017-2021 Council Plan, supporting our goal to expand opportunities for participation and social connection through sport, physical activity and other leisure activities.

The project is still in its early stages, and we will bring you updates as it progresses.


What’s happened so far?

In late 2017 through to early 2018, Council sought feedback from NARC users and members, local residents, community groups and local schools who use the centre. The feedback received from this consultation contributed to a feasibility study.

The feasibility study and community consultation found that NARC is a highly valued and utilised community asset, however it is not meeting the current needs of the community. While the facility has been upgraded over the years, as it was built in 1968, a new facility needs to be developed to cater for existing and future needs. This brings with it an opportunity to make significant improvements to the functionality and services offered at NARC.

The feasibility study was considered by Council in September 2018, and in June 2019 Council awarded the contract for the design of the new facility to Warren and Mahoney Architects Australia.


What’s next?

As the project progresses, we look forward to providing updates for a community focused, welcoming and innovative NARC facility.

Stay tuned and subscribe (on the right) to be kept up to date on the project.

The renewal of the Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre (NARC) is part of the Darebin 2017-2021 Council Plan, supporting our goal to expand opportunities for participation and social connection through sport, physical activity and other leisure activities.

The project is still in its early stages, and we will bring you updates as it progresses.


What’s happened so far?

In late 2017 through to early 2018, Council sought feedback from NARC users and members, local residents, community groups and local schools who use the centre. The feedback received from this consultation contributed to a feasibility study.

The feasibility study and community consultation found that NARC is a highly valued and utilised community asset, however it is not meeting the current needs of the community. While the facility has been upgraded over the years, as it was built in 1968, a new facility needs to be developed to cater for existing and future needs. This brings with it an opportunity to make significant improvements to the functionality and services offered at NARC.

The feasibility study was considered by Council in September 2018, and in June 2019 Council awarded the contract for the design of the new facility to Warren and Mahoney Architects Australia.


What’s next?

As the project progresses, we look forward to providing updates for a community focused, welcoming and innovative NARC facility.

Stay tuned and subscribe (on the right) to be kept up to date on the project.

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