Car park works at recreation facility

Monday, 23 September 2019

A major upgrade to drainage infrastructure around the Bellarine Aquatic and Sports Centre will begin Monday 23 September.

The works will see new stormwater drainage pipework installed, to remove the flooding risk to buildings within Shell Road Reserve.

There have been two significant flooding events in recent years, which have caused damage to the Bellarine Aquatic and Sports Centre and adjoining facilities.

An engineering investigation identified that the existing infrastructure could be improved, to prevent any further issues.

The upgrade will see a total of 74 car parks fenced off – around the centre and Boorai Centre service road - to secure a safe construction area.

Public access will be maintained via walkways, with traffic controllers to assist pedestrians to move around the site.

Deliveries will be maintained via the tennis court end of the access road for the majority of the project.

The project is expected to take between 6-8 weeks to complete.

Members of the City’s recreation facility have been sent emails notifying them of the works, with advisory signage also displayed throughout the centre.

The project has also been communicated to users and visitors to the adjoining Boorai Centre.

Director Community Life Robyn Stevens

Multiple flooding events have impacted on Shell Road Reserve buildings in recent years, leading to closures and clean-ups. This project will help prevent re-occurrences and ensure users can continue to enjoy the facilities all-year round. We would encourage visitors to be patient during the works and to use the provided walkways in the precinct.


Page last updated: Monday, 23 September 2019