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Why does Mount Gambier need a facility like the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre?

The Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre will provide for improved health and wellbeing outcomes through increased participation in exercise. It will also provide opportunities to further develop event tourism and provide new employment through additional recreation programs, operations and asset management.

Many sports facilities in Mount Gambier are ageing. Council is looking to the future to ensure our community has access to a multi-purpose modern facility for basketball, tennis, netball, aquatics, other sports and community activities for future generations.

What can the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre be used for?

This modern facility is designed to be a community hub with a multi-purpose design to complement existing facilities and become a focal point for Mount Gambier’s recreation, community activities and functions. 

Proposed uses:
  • Venue for large conference events and performances for more than 1000 people, including breakout and smaller conference / meeting rooms. 
  • Versatile spaces with a stage for live performances, retractable seating, efficient acoustics, projection and IT facilities.
  • Six regulation size, multi-purpose courts for ball sports such as netball, basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, badminton, carpet bowls and a range of other recreation and fitness purposes.
  • Aquatics including a learn to swim pool, children’s water splash/play area, 25 metre pool and a warm water pool. All facilities will be to regulation size with disability access.
  • Youth zone, a need that has been identified by Council’s recently completed youth plan.
  • Amenities associated with the facility include a crèche, café, office space for sporting groups and allied health, storage and a strong focus on disability access.
  • Fitness spaces located on the first floor along with community and conference rooms and associated amenities. Seating is also provided on the first floor, overlooking the six multi-purpose courts.
  • The current 50 metre pool (and grass surrounds) will be upgraded. 
  • The exterior features include increased car parking, undercover drop off areas and a paved and landscaped entrance.

Who will use the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre?

The Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre is a multi-purpose facility designed to be a community space, with facilities and activities for all ages and abilities including children, families, youth, community groups, recreational and organised sports and those and those with special needs.

Users will include toddlers enjoying the splash zone, children learning to swim, the elderly participating in water aerobics classes, sporting clubs hiring courts, fitness trainers, mums and dads enjoying a coffee with a baby in the crèche and youth programs.

The Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre promotes an active, healthy lifestyle and will be an inclusive meeting and community space.

Where can I find out about employment opportunities at the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre?

There will be a range of employment opportunities available at the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre. 

For further information and to register your interest please visit our Employment page.

How can I book swimming lessons at Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre?

Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre is proud to deliver the innovative GOswim program to students, families and the community in Mount Gambier area.

Powered by Swimming Australia, GOswim focuses on contemporary, experiential, activity based learning as a fun and engaging way for kids and adults to learn to swim and be safe around water. GOswim swimming lessons empower students to think, discuss and decide whilst having fun in and around water.

 For further information and to enrol please visit our GOswim page.

Will the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre have a hydrotherapy pool?

The Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre will feature a warm water program pool for swimming, exercise and relaxation. 

How can I book an event at the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre?

There is a range of spaces throughout the facility designed to cater for events such as meetings, medium to large scale expos, presentation nights, live performances and exhibitions to regional, state and national conferences. 

To learn more about the variety of spaces available and/or submit an enquiry visit our Events and Functions page.

Is the gym 24hr?

The health club will not be 24/7 at the time of opening but is planned for review after opening.

Is the Indoor Warm Water Programs Pool available all of the time?

Our Indoor Warm Water Programs Pool holds our Aqua Aerobics classes as well as being available to the general public. Please see our monthly Warm Water Programs Pool availability timetable for a full list of available times.

Is your lap pool 50m or 25m?

We have an outdoor 50m pool open during summer time, and an indoor year-round 25m pool.

Is your lap pool open all year round?

The indoor aquatic facilities are open year round and the outdoor 50m pool is open November to March each year.

Do you provide health assessments?

All new members meet with one of our qualified instructors so we can determine your goals and recommend the correct training program for you.

From there, there will always be a qualified fitness instructor to assist you in acheiving your ongoing goals along your journey.

Are your pools heated?

Yes, all our pools are heated year round.

Are lockers available?

Yes there are lockers available for patrons to hire on a casual basis whilst visiting the facility.

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