Our goal is to improve Fawkner Leisure Centre so it meets the needs of our growing and changing community.

We want it to be a place where everyone can enjoy being active and improve their health and wellbeing.

We have $20 million to spend. We will have to make some hard decisions about how we spend our budget.

How to get involved

We are talking to the community about this project over several stages. The first stage is getting feedback using focus groups.

We are looking for a wide range of people across the Fawkner community to join a focus group.

We are holding 3 focus groups. We will make sure the groups represent the local community. This selection will be done by our independent consultants, ChatterBox Projects.

If selected, you will only have to attend 1 session:
• Focus group 1 – Sunday 21 March from 2pm to 3.30pm
• Focus group 2 – Monday 22 March from 6pm to 7.30pm
• Focus group 3 – Wednesday 24 March from 10am to 11.30am

The focus groups will be held at either the Fawkner Leisure Centre or at Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre. If COVID restrictions change, the sessions will either move online or be rescheduled.

Join a group

If you want to join a focus group, you will need to fill out an online expression of interest form.

You can also get a paper copy of the form at the Fawkner Leisure Centre or Fawkner Library or download it and print it at home. Please return forms to the reception at Fawkner Leisure Centre.

We have the form available in 6 community languages as a PDF:
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic

You will also go into the draw to win free membership of Fawkner Leisure Centre for 3 months.

Make sure you express your interest in joining a focus group by 5pm on Friday 12 March.

What the focus groups will do

  • You will get the opportunity to look at all the information about your aquatic and leisure centre. This includes finding out more about the pools and our budget for the project.
  • You will also consider the changing needs of the local community.
  • You will then work with us to explore the options for Fawkner Leisure Centre.
  • You will provide input into the development of high-level concepts for the centre. We will then ask the broader community to provide feedback on these concepts later in the year.

This project is part of the Moreland Aquatic and Leisure Strategy. The centre will be refurbished between 2023 and 2025. Planning starts this year.

Why not get involved and help shape the future of your local leisure centre!

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If you have any questions about the process while we undertake the engagement program, post them here and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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If you have specific feedback about the project, you must register your expression of interest to participate at a focus group.

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