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Source: Government of Australia Capital Territory

Released 13/08/2020

The first splashes were made today at the ACT Government’s new Stromlo Leisure Centre ahead of the opening on Saturday 15 August 2020 to all members.   

The brand-new leisure centre, which boasts state-of-the-art pools, children’s play area, gym facilities, creche, health club, café and more will be open to the public from Saturday 15 August 2020.

“The Molonglo Valley is growing rapidly, and I know that nearby residents have been eagerly awaiting the new centre opening. The new facility provides a great location for Canberrans to get fit, enjoy the pool with the family and have a coffee with friends,” said Minister for Sport and Recreation, Yvette Berry.

“Between walking paths, cycling circuits, sweeping views of the mountains and equestrian trails, Stromlo Forest Park is quickly becoming a thriving hub for sport and recreation in the ACT. The addition of the Stromlo Leisure Centre provides yet another world-class facility for the community to enjoy.

“It’s important that Canberrans have access to facilities that will allow them to live a healthy and active lifestyle. The ACT consistently has the highest sport participation rates in the country and as a result. The ACT Government is committed to meeting the needs of the community.”

The centre will serve more than 100,000 Canberrans in Weston Creek, Woden and the Molonglo Valley areas and will be managed by the YMCA, a not-for-profit organisation focused on providing affordable fitness and community programs to the community.

The centre will also provide ongoing employment opportunities with more than 80 jobs created to operate the centre.

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Quote from YMCA NSW CEO Susannah Le Bron:

“Stromlo has been absolutely buzzing for the past few weeks with cutting-edge gym equipment installs, lifeguard training, Learn to Swim enrolments and more than 850 Foundation Members signing up to join the Y at this jewel in the Molonglo Valley.

“We cannot wait to open and deliver accessible and inclusive fitness and wellness opportunities to this growing young community. For our new members, we look forwarding to meeting you!

“For everyone else, we have launched a booking system to ensure COVID-19 capacity restrictions can be met. Bookings can be made at:

Quote from President of the Woden Valley Swim Club Marcus Stokes

“I and our members are incredibly excited about Woden Valley Swim Club becoming the resident swim club at Stromlo Leisure Centre in partnership with the YMCA, we have been working together for some time to make this transition happen.

“Our swimmers are going to love training at this beautifully designed new facility, likewise our coaches will enjoy working in this amazing setting.

“The move to Stromlo Leisure Centre will allow the club to commence its next chapter through growing our membership while offering a friendly, welcoming and inclusive environment for swimmers across all abilities and competitive levels.”

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