This follows four weeks of site preparation works at the facility, with the main reception being moved to a temporary location near the temporary AH Bracks Library, where it will remain for the duration of the works.
Stage one works, will finish in late August 2018 and will include the refurbishment of the main foyer area to become the Gymbakids play area, the relocation of the administration offices to the disused café pod area, the refurbishment of the old administration offices into a child-minding space, and the creation of new meeting rooms and spaces on the western end of the AH Bracks library.
Stage two will take place from late August until November 2018, and will see the relocation of crèche services to the new child-minding space , the Gymbakids program to a new area near the main reception, the relocation of the Melville Bridge Club into a purpose-built, larger space within the facility, and the creation of a new alfresco and multifunctional room that can be hired for public events.
The main car park off Stock Road will also be closed from June to August 2018 to undergo regrading, resurfacing, revegetation and other works in a separate project. The overflow car park will remain open and alternate parking will be available around the perimeter of Melville Reserve.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said he was excited by the upcoming works, which will transform LeisureFit Melville into a hub for children and seniors’ sports and community activities.
“The revitalisation of Gymbakids and subsequent relocation, along with the crèche, will bring together all the children’s programs into one convenient location, creating a hub for children’s activity,” Mayor Aubrey said.
“We have also invested heavily in seniors’ health and fitness, with the expansion of our seniors programs and refurbishment of the old gym into a dedicated facility for our Living Longer, Living Stronger program last year.
“Together with the exciting upgrades happening at the co-located AH Bracks Library and the relocation of the Melville Bridge Club to our facility, we really see it transforming into a hub for community activity.”
These upgrades form part of the City’s Future Fit campaign, a result of a strategic review of LeisureFit’s programs and services across both locations to ensure they meet the needs of users now and in the future.
Significant upgrades concluded at LeisureFit Booragoon last year as part of the Future Fit campaign, which included the expansion of the free weights area and introduction of an athletic training zone boasting specialist equipment.
To keep up-to-date on LeisureFit improvements or to find out about LeisureFit facilities and services, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/futurefit or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.