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Fleurieu Aquatic Centre

The Fleurieu Aquatic Centre opened its doors to the community on 25 March 2017, and an official opening was held on 2 April 2017.

The completion of the aquatic centre comes after decades of investigation and planning, and a 21 month construction period.

The $21 million centre is a joint initiative of the City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council, with funding support from the Australian Government ($7.5 million), SA Government ($500,000) and a generous land donation from the Wright Family (Beyond Today).

About the aquatic centre

Fleurieu Aquatic Centre

The Fleurieu Aquatic Centre is located on the councils’ boundary at the corner of Waterport Road and Ocean Road in Hayborough.

Features of the facility include:

  • 25 metre, 8 lane swimming pool
  • Multi-use program pool
  • Rehabilitation Pool
  • Outdoor splash park
  • Fitness facility
  • Crèche
  • Café
  • Free outdoor barbecues.

For more information about opening times, memberships and programs visit

Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre Authority

FRAC Authority Board Members 2016

The Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre Authority (the Authority), is a regional subsidiary established under Section 43 of the Local Government Act 1999 by its Constituent Councils; City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council. The Authority was established in August 2015 to enable joint ownership and management of the aquatic centre.

Find out more about the Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre Authority.

Delivering the project

We have produced a video documenting the Fleurieu Aquatic Centre project. Watch it below!

Fleurieu Aquatic Centre from Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre on Vimeo.

While the project started construction in July 2015, many years of investigations took place prior. A list of the key project documents are provided below:

Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre - Business Case(1851 kb)
Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre - Prudential Report(796 kb)
Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre - Heads of Agreement and Option to Purchase(1146 kb)
Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre - Summary community consultation (2013)(2272 kb)
Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre - Inter-Council Agreement(433 kb)

An award winning project

The Fleurieu Aquatic Centre project has received national recognition as a leading local government project.

The project received the Community Partnerships and Collaboration Award at the Local Government Professional Australia Federation Awards on Friday, 6 May 2016. The awards recognise excellence in Local Government across Australia. The project also won the same category at the State Awards.

In receiving the awards, the City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council were commended for their unique collaboration on the delivery of a high quality sport and recreation facility for their communities’.

It is not common for councils to build major infrastructure together, and the Fleurieu Aquatic Centre project has shown it is not only possible but the results can exceed expectations.

The outstanding teamwork and unique collaboration between the councils is reflected in the project’s success.

Thank you

While there have been a countless number of people who have contributed to Fleurieu Aquatic Centre project since its inception, the City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council would like to acknowledge the following key stakeholders who have played a significant role in the delivery of this project.

Funding partners

  • Australian Government
  • SA Government

Land Donation

  • The Wright Family (Beyond Today)


  • Southern and Hills Local Government Association
  • City of Onkaparinga
  • District Council of Yankalilla
  • Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority
  • Regional Development Australia – Fleurieu, Kangaroo Island and Adelaide Hills

Architecture and Design

  • Hames Sharley and dwp|suters


  • Kennett Pty Ltd

Subject matter experts

  • Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
  • BRM Holdich
  • SGL Consulting
  • Planning Aspects
  • Brown Falconer Architects
  • Hemisphere Design
  • South Pacific Pools

Project governance

  • Project Working Party (Elected Members and Council CEO’s)
  • Project Control Group (Council Staff)
  • Elected Members
  • Community Reference Group

Fleurieu Aquatic Centre