This is a place for community members to provide valuable input into plans that will help shape a better Moreland City Council for everyone.
Get immersed in Moreland's Aquatic and Leisure Strategy - What do you see as the current issues in relation to Council's Aquatic and Leisure facilities?
Moreland City Council is developing and Aquatic and Leisure Strategy to help guide the future of the service for the next 10 years and beyond. This will provide a strategic document for the planning, provision and direction of Council's six aquatic and leisure facilities.
This will help guide:
- How we prioritise planned maintenance/ renewal works
- How we prioritise future investment in to facilities
- How we provide health and wellness services
- How we provide safe and accessible facilities
- How we provide cost efficient and finacially sustainable facilities.
Council will be holding a further Community Information Session
6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Wednesday 2 August
Coburg Civic Centre, Bell Street Coburg.
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With this forum closing today, I hope you can see that... Reinstall the 3m diving board at Pascoe Vale Pool. Kids need to take some risks. I grew up going to ... Hi Aquatic Team, Just a further comment. I was talking with staff at my son's school that is ne... I grew up in Pascoe Vale South and attended the Learn to Swim classes held at the Pascoe Vale Swimmi... HERE WE GO AGAIN.
MORELAND COUNCIL, LEAVE PASCOE VALE POOL IN SITU.
Not content to go ahead, des... Keep Pascoe Vale Pool open. It is a beautiful characteristic pool and loved my many in the community... It is evident that by investing in improvements to facilities at Brunswick Baths, patronage has incr... Hold activity classes at the most convenient time of 7.30 or 8.00 am. I attend some active seniors c... Hydrotherapy Pool for rehabilitation and gentle exercise in a warmer pool. Most pools are set to a t... I'd like to see some weekday before work group fitness sessions at Fawkner. I work full time and... I'd like to see Moreland develop a comprehensive network of bike paths including east-west links... It's great that the Coburg outdoor pool has recently been granted a facelift, however it should ... I am a Fawkner resident with young children enrolled in swimming lessons at Fawkner Leisure Centre. ... As growing population in Pascoe Vale, Oak Park, Glenroy and Fawkner, more and more mother-to-be have... Please heat Coburg Olympic pool and open it all year round with regular hours. I live five minutes f... Hi, Reading your information Pack it states that Pascoe Vale Pool is at "high risk of failure... The Council acknowledges that Moreland is growing rapidly, and so all available pools will be necess... Hi
In response to the Aquatic and Leisure strategy I have a number of ideas that will increase rev... The council says Pascoe Vale pool has low attendance rates and therefore high operation costs, so sh... Coburg Olympic Pool is a wonderful riverside oasis in summer and has heaps more potential, if warmed... Oak Park pool should be a year round facility' Counter staff often do not know how much a seniors card holder should pay ($8.90)
It seems odd tha... At Brunswick Baths in the GFR there are not enough green hand weights. This is particularly importan... I would welcome any additional basketball facilities Pascoe Vale Pool - Just noticed there are some big solar panels on the roof of the community center ... Thanks for the opportunity to have a say. When I compare the 6 council run Acquatic and Fitness Cent... Budget for Aquatic and Leisure Capex/Opex must be directly linked to population growth in Moreland/w... If you are concerned about the profitability of the council’s pools, I would suggest you find new ... We need a hydro pool suitable for exercise programs. I am an older person with problems with arthrit... Hi, I was jogging past the Pascoe Vale Pool today on my lunchtime run and noticed there is a broken ... When redeveloping any of the pools, take into account that not everyone will be swimming laps or att... I've lived in Pascoe Vale for over 50 years & seen many changes. I had always hoped the Pool wou... Indoor heated pools
Baby and toddler swim classes
Spa and sauna I would love an outdoor gym or fitness area in Fawkner. Something similar to the outdoor gym in Elwo... I think the Pascoe Vale pool should be converted to an indoor pool. This would allow us to have loca... Pascoe vale
-add a restaurant which patrons can enjoy a lunch while at the pool and then leave open... I'm going to just come out and say what I've been thinking the last 12 years.
Close Fawkne... The benefit of Coburg Olympic Pool is hot weather outdoor swimming and socialising for families and ... The only feedback I can give is on the Brunswick baths. It is a great spot though I think the baby p... Would be really great to have an indoor aquatic centre with a hydro pool to target middle aged peopl... With growing population density the council needs to be make commitment to maintain the pool. Choos... https://oursay.org/moreland/aquatic-strategy Council should prioritise resources for infrastrucucture and community facilities in the outer areas... I do not believe safety is adequate at Coburg Outdoor Pool because it is such a big site and particu... Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool – Renovate the existing pools and Install movable fencing on both lawns s... Enable and encourage classes and facilities access after business hours. The oak park pool has that ... I am a retired person who on a weekly basis requires hydrotherapy to maintain my mobility. I have ... I would like to see more activities or focused groups for senior citizens especially in relation to ... I really have a problem with these on line forums, because there is no way of knowing the bona fides... Moreland leisure centres provide great opportunities to the community with YMCA open doors and activ... A free tennis court!! So young children can spend time playing tennis and getting fit rather than wa... Close outdoor pool in North Coburg and turn it into a skate park, netball court. (Potentially relo... A studio with mirrors where yoga/dance/aerobics classes could be held. Glenroy has a local calisthen... Hydro pool needed in Moreland at one of the pools. Pools need to cater for all age groups and do no... There has been some mention of triathlon being catered for at the new Oak Park centre. If the pool i... The Pascoe Vale Pool is needed in our local area especially now that the demographics of the suburb ... Pascoe Vale Pool is an iconic and important community site for the fast growing family suburb of Pas... I would love the outdoor olympic pool to be open all year. I realise that requires heating it but it... My primary interest is in the Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool. With its spacious and pleasant outdoor s... I have read most of the comments and ideas on this page and also carefully considered the material t... Save Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool! I am disappointed to see once again there is talk of closing this be... with the population of Melbourne to keep expanding into the future, there will be more and more peop... Our family of four would love to see the Coburg Olympic Pool made into a year round facility by bein... Like many of the submissions so far I would like to express my desire to see the Coburg Olympic Pool... I live 2 minutes walk from the Coburg Olympic pool but have never managed to swim there because it a... I have been a member of the Coburg Leisure Centre for 17 years. Primarily I go to classes, use the g... Coburg Olympic swimming pool is important to our coomunity. It is a meeting place for locals but als... Moreland Municipality needs more free exercise equipment and it needs to be dispersed fairly and ev... Historically, City Surveyor Robert McGregor Dawson, purchased an acre of land in 1940 adjoining Rog... Moreland City Council, you say no decision has been made yet about Pascoe Vale pool, but I’ve been... Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool is a great aquatic facility. I have moved into Pascoe Vale area a few year... I really enjoy using Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool. I love the outdoor setting, the full length pool ... My biggest issue is lacking confidence in the council regarding the Coburg Olympic Pool. It is an es... I live close to the Coburg Olympic Pool & am a regular lap swimmer at Brunswick pool, the space and ... HEAT THE COBURG OLYMPIC POOL
The Brunswick Baths is the only facility to turn a profit. I think thi... Coburg Outdoor pool is totally underutilised. It is a fantastic resource and lap swimmers throughout... Coburg Olympic Pool patronage has more than doubled since it was closed for two seasons - from 11,00... Is it a completely ludicrous idea that Moreland and Darebin Councils work together to fund an upgrad... My family and I love Coburg Outdoor Olympic Pool, a lot!
We have been watching the recent works w... Would love to see a pool installed around the Glenroy area. I also think most of the pools in the ar... i really am looking forward to the new oak park centre and believe the next stage should be the deve... I am a strong support of the Pascoe Vale pools. My kids and I often enjoy the pools over summer.
... I am a strong supporter of keeping the Pascoe Vale pools open. My kids and I use it often in summer... I’ve lived in Pascoe Vale all my life and have been lucky to have my sons enjoy the Pascoe Vale Ou... We moved to Brunswick 3 years ago and have had to keep our kids (ages 3 and 5) in swimming lessons i... hi, I am Melanie and I have lived in Pascoe Vale for many years as do my family. We have always lov... Hello Moreland Council, some feedback from me is to come up with a short and long term strategy to i... Offer free meditation classes! A four week intro course is a good start and / or a casual weekly dro... Expansion of Coburg Leisure centre - land adjacent at the old Coburg High School Site should be purc... With a young child, Brunswick has far better water play- Coburg needs an upgrade in this regard.
... Please consider family change rooms. I am only familiar with the Coburg Leisure Centre - but here th... I agree with Tim. My vote is with Coburg Leisure Centre.
The facility needs an outdoor 50 m sola... I would like to see some improvement work done to Pascoe Vale Outdoor pool like some basic renovatio... With the rate at which Pascoe Vale's population has grown over the past few years and continues ... Ideas for Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool. I feel that Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool needs basic renovations to ... Hello, I would like for the Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool centre to have longer opening hours during Summ... Suggestion for Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool - future plan to make part of it indoors and part outdoors ... This site has issues as when u write your comments then it asks u to log in the comment gets deleted... Some feedback on Pascoe Vale Outdoor Swimming Pool. This place has been an Icon in Pascoe Vale for ... Hello, I love Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool and would like to see the pool be renovated and opened for lo... I swim at Coburg Leisure centre and would love to see the following as part of this centre:
- lon... I swim at the Coburg Leisure centre and would like to see the pool open for longer hours, particular... I would love to see the land to the east of the Coburg Olympic pool developed in to a sporting hub, ... My comments and ideas for Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool.
First, thank you for giving me the opportunity ... The Coburg Olympic is a sleeping beauty at the moment. It's great to see renovations going on, b... The Coburg Olympic is a sleeping beauty at the moment. It's great to see renovations going on, b... I would like to see Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool to be given renovations and seen in the long term aquat... I would love to see at all leisure and aquatic centres a seperate spa and sauna for the ladies inste... This year I attended a birthday party at the Wallan Adventure Park and the water play area was fanta... This is a cleverly crafted exercise by Moreland Council in designing a public relations campaign to ... When open, the Coburg Olympic Pool is very busy in summer. In order to make the most of this great f... Coburg Olympic pool is a really great resource - with a good community feeling and a godsend on a h...
1 month ago
Suggestion for Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool - future plan to make part of it indoors and part outdoors similar to Fawkner pool. This would allow the pool to be utilized all year around by the public and swimming programs. The main pool could become indoors with the other pools at the back as outdoor pools with some sliding door that could open up in the summer months. Thanks.
1 month ago
Moreland City Council, you say no decision has been made yet about Pascoe Vale pool, but I’ve been informed by one of your representatives on the aquatic consulting committee, that it is pretty much dead and buried as an operating pool in Moreland once Oak Park’s redevelopment has been completed.
So, you will say we can just travel the 1.5kms to Oak Park pool to use that one. But unless you have a car, how are you meant to get there on a 30+ degree day? Oak Park pool (just like Coburg pool) is not serviced by any form of public transport from Pascoe Vale. So if a family doesn’t have a car, ...
3 weeks ago
I'm going to just come out and say what I've been thinking the last 12 years.
Close Fawkner, Pascoe Vale and Coburg Outdoor as all are extremely outdated and pretty useless for many aquatic activities and sports.
Focus on renovating Coburg indoor and add a 50m indoor pool, hydro pool and family area. Still have large doors to open for summer so people can sit outside. Even consider a diving pool perhaps down the track. There is literally nothing in Moreland to suit swimming clubs amateur, professional or masters. Oak park wil be great but still not indoors which is sad as it is a mass...
2 months ago
This is a cleverly crafted exercise by Moreland Council in designing a public relations campaign to shoe-horn the community into the decision(s) Council wants to make. I do wonder why we are asked here to provide our "idea". Surely we should be asked for a "comment" on the background information provided by Council. There is no preamble for the community that presents the case for us to be providing our "ideas". So my comments follow. The provision of localised leisure facilities for Melburnians, including Morelanders is crucial to the ongoing health and vitality of ourse...
1 month ago
With the rate at which Pascoe Vale's population has grown over the past few years and continues to grow with no sign of slowing due to all the townhouses being built, it really needs to retain and extend it's outdoor pool facilities. It should have a complex built like Coburg, Brunswick and Fawkner already have and what Oak Park is now having built.
It needs to have the outdoor pool heated for all year round use, an indoor pool to cater for swimming lessons, a gym, group fitness class room and child care for parents to make the most of the complex.
I know of many families in the area w...
1 month ago
I agree with a lot of comments made about the Pascoe Vale Pool. With population growing, townhouses going up everywhere that in some streets there's one after another, we need to keep and upgrade the pool. Growing up in Brunswick, where there's hardly any open space, except the street. I love the pool and the lawns around it and wish they hadn't moved the fence. It quiet and family friendly whereas people are on top of each other in summer like at Brunswick. I agree with some of the others when they say have a 10 year strategy where the pool is fixed in stages like they did at Bru...
3 weeks ago
Close outdoor pool in North Coburg and turn it into a skate park, netball court. (Potentially relocate oxygen to this area). There are enough pools. Turn building over to Community use - old young intercultural - or employment agencies - Training etc . Street art, business incubator for young people. Does not need to be renovated just safe and with toilets.
1 month ago
The Coburg Olympic is a sleeping beauty at the moment. It's great to see renovations going on, but the pool will remain underused as long as there is no heating and no predictable opening hours.
With Shayyer's Pentridge Development going ahead now, we'll have 1000 (!) new flats in walking distance of the pool. So, here's my "idea":
Since Shayer have not shown much concern for the community so far (building 19-floor towers in spite of numerous complaints and objections by residents, pressuring council, cutting the much-loved Champ street tree in spite of protests etc.) -...
1 month ago
I swim at Coburg Leisure centre and would love to see the following as part of this centre:
- longer pool opening hours, particularly an earlier start on weekends (eg. 6am on Saturdays and Sundays)
- an additional indoor pool for lessons, so that more lanes can be freed up for lap swimming in the 25m pool
- in an ideal world, it would also be great to have an outdoor 50m pool as part of the same complex
1 month ago
This site has issues as when u write your comments then it asks u to log in the comment gets deleted so you are missing slot of comments here. Suggest you fix the site that comments are saved after login otherwise it's making it not a worthwhile exercise.