MARC Redevelopment opening, join the celebration

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Mark April 29 in your diary as one of Mandurah's biggest community infrastructure projects, the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC) Redevelopment, will be officially completed and opened for the public.

Mayor Marina Vergone this morning announced the exciting news that stage two of the redevelopment will be opening later this month with a special, free community open day from 9am until 3pm. This will include a range of 'come and try' activities, exhibitions, prizes and giveaways.

“This is one of the biggest community infrastructure projects that Mandurah has ever seen, and we are thrilled to be officially opening it ahead of our anticipated completion date of mid-2017,” Mayor Vergone said.

“This completes the final stage of the long-awaited redevelopment to transform the centre into a modern, state-of-the-art recreational facility that meets the needs of our growing community.

“We're so proud of what's been achieved and thank the community for their patience and support throughout this exciting project.”

Stage two of the $42million Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre Redevelopment project included:

  • Two new multi-purpose sports courts including events entry, foyer, administration, office, kiosk and first aid facilities
  • New gymnasium and group fitness facilities
  • New main entry, foyer, reception, café, retail and meeting facilities
  • New crèche facilities
  • New/renovated toilet and change room facilities
  • Renovated existing squash court facilities
  • New/renovated building facades
  • New administration facilities for staff

The centre has had more than 1,127,000 visitors since the stage one aquatic facilities opened in September 2015.

The redevelopment project will provide a modern, integrated sporting, aquatic and recreational facility that will meet the needs of Mandurah's growing community and beyond.

The official VIP opening event will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 13 to coincide with the Mandurah Magic's local SBL Derby against the Rockingham Flames.

For more information about the redevelopment, visit haveyoursaymandurah.com.au/marcredevelopment.