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The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is contributing $3.9 million to the construction on top of the $10.6 million in State support. Previously, $500,000 of State funds and $150,000 of council funds went towards planning and design expenses.

The new pool is part of the Kununurra Aquatic and Leisure Centre re-development project that has already seen the building of a $3.2 million water playground that opened in 2022.

The new work will now include:

  • a 50-metre swimming pool with eight lanes, 2.5-metre-wide swim lanes, and depths ranging from 1.1 metres to 1.8 metres
  • associated plant room and balance tank
  • leisure pool featuring a turbo channel, three walking lanes, water features and a learn-to-swim area
  • changing places changeroom
  • chemical storage area.

As part of the cost savings to make the 50-metre pool possible, the existing 25-metre pool will be demolished at the start of construction instead of the end, so the town will be without a pool for 18 months.

The change to the scope of the plan occurred due to community demand for the 50-metre pool option.

Construction is due to start in August 2024 and is scheduled for completion in December 2025.


Video (below): Architect's view of the proposed Kunnunurra Aquatic and Leisure Centre redevelopment. Video courtesy of Donovan Payne Architects

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Page reviewed 27 February 2023