Wanneroo acquires land for Alkimos aquatic centre

The City of Wanneroo has acquired a 3.5ha site for the proposed Alkimos aquatic and recreation centre.

THE City of Wanneroo says it has acquired a 3.5ha site in the Alkimos town centre for the proposed Alkimos aquatic and recreation centre.

This afternoon the city said it had signed land acquisition documents with Development WA for the site, which is located 50m from the future Alkimos train and bus stations.

Wanneroo Mayor Linda Aitken said detailed design for the project had recently started.

Mrs Aitken said over the next 12 months the city would be able to share a comprehensive plan for the facility, which was being designed to be flexible, adaptable and to accommodate the diverse needs of the growing community.

She said once completed, the detailed design would provide a more accurate picture of project costs and timelines, with construction currently scheduled to start in late 2024.

“We are grateful to have received $30 million from the Federal Government, $10m from the state government and $12.6m through the Alkimos-Eglinton developer contribution plan to help us deliver this facility for our growing community,” she said.

DevelopmentWA chief executive officer Dean Mudford said it was exciting to embark on a journey to create a state-of the art aquatic and recreation centre that would serve as a hub for health, fitness and community engagement within Alkimos Central.

“DevelopmentWA is pleased to be working with the city as a key partner in the evolution of Alkimos Central, a new city centre that will provide a thriving community, a vibrant social place and transport hub, together with retail, employment and community infrastructure for the 60,000 residents of the Alkimos-Eglinton region,” he said.