Fitzroy change room upgrade

Fitzroy Pool - 50m outdoor poolWe are excited to announce that the change room facilities at Fitzroy Swimming Pool will receive a substantial upgrade in 2017.

The change room refurbishment project is well underway with works currently occurring in the male change room which will be followed by the female change room and the accessible and family change room.

The works to be conducted are part of Council’s renewal program and capital works budget; with works being completed in stage process.


  • The male change room is currently closed to the public for renovations. It is anticipated that the renovatons works will be completed by the end of June.

  • The upgrades to the female change room and the accessible and family change room will occur post the completion of the male changing room. Further updates will be provided in the coming weeks.

The first stage works have been delayed by the discovery of latent conditions being:

  • An issue in the roof structure which required replacement, involving the removal and reinstallation of walkways and services on the roof;
  • Significant re-levelling of the floors around the shower bases and the accessible toilet to provide a consistent grade to install the new fittings and partitions.

These issues have now been addressed and officers are working with the contractor to ensure that the program is completed in a timely manner.

The male change room is now scheduled to be completed by late June 2017 with further stages of the work to commence post this date.

Please note – the above timeline indications are subject to change and are dependent upon contractors and suppliers completing tasks in line with the project plan. Any amendments to the project timelines will be communicated accordingly.

Scope of works

The refurbishment works to be conducted include;

  • An upgrade to fixtures and fittings, flooring, tiling, new bathrooms, shower partitions, and bench seating
  • Maintenance works including repairs to internal and external drains, and supply of hot and cold water.

The works will be completed in stages. The extent of the works will be within the current building area; with no increase in the area of the change rooms.

The building program is scheduled for completion of the male change rooms in the first instance and then the female change rooms before moving on to the accessible and family change rooms.

Given the substantial improvement works underway, we recognise this may be inconvenient to our members and guests at different times throughout the project. Whenever possible we encourage you to arrive at Fitzroy ready for your workout or swim. While we anticipate a certain degree of construction noise at various stages throughout the refurbishment works, we are working closely with the builders and project managers to ensure there is limited disruption to the environment and normal operations.

Facilities available during the works

During the renovation works, a portable building will be installed on the grass area located near the toddler pool to allow clear visibility and ensure safety. This will comprise of 2 change rooms and a large change area.

An amenity building for toilets and temporary shower facilities will be installed to the west end of the site, located at the deep end of the outdoor 50m pool. Additional temporary showers will be available near the shallow end of the 50m pool.

Access to lockers during the works

During the planned closures of the change rooms, the existing locker bays in the change rooms will be relocated near the deep end of the outdoor 50m pool.

The electronic lockers on pool deck will be removed; however an additional bank of wooden lockers will be setup on the south side of the site, located near the toddler pool and at the shallow end of the outdoor 50m pool.

Fact sheets

pdf format Fitzroy Swimming Pool - change room works - Stage 1 update - May 2017 (300.01 KB)

pdf format Fitzroy Swimming Pool - change room works - Stage 1 - January 2017 (297.91 KB) 

Further information
Project Manager
Karen Hucker
Project Manager Buildings
9205 5704

Centre Manager
Colin McKibbin
Fitzroy Swimming Pool Centre Manager
9205 5180

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