Prahran Aquatic Centre Redevelopment

The City of Stonnington is planning to update and upgrade the Prahran Aquatic Centre and surrounds.

Since opening in 1963, this much-loved community facility has been a popular swimming spot and meeting place for Stonnington locals.

Although refurbished in the 1990s, at over 50 years of age, the condition of the centre is deteriorating and many of its facilities do not meet contemporary standards of design, service or access.

With Council endorsement we are looking to create an aquatic centre that is equipped to serve the community well - now and into the future. A centre that:

The City of Stonnington is planning to update and upgrade the Prahran Aquatic Centre and surrounds.

Since opening in 1963, this much-loved community facility has been a popular swimming spot and meeting place for Stonnington locals.

Although refurbished in the 1990s, at over 50 years of age, the condition of the centre is deteriorating and many of its facilities do not meet contemporary standards of design, service or access.

With Council endorsement we are looking to create an aquatic centre that is equipped to serve the community well - now and into the future. A centre that:

  • is inviting for all (maximising participation)
  • has contemporary facilities
  • is a place for the community
  • accommodates existing users
  • is accessible
  • enhances the broader precinct, and
  • is sustainable

To achieve this, Council recently endorsed a preferred redevelopment option for community consultation. If supported, the preferred plan will deliver:

  • an upgrade to the existing 50-metre pool
  • new indoor facilities - warm water pool, sauna, spa, steam room, children’s pool, gymnasium and dry program areas
  • high-quality change rooms
  • contemporary design
  • improved accessibility
  • places to meet - café, seating and shaded areas
  • green space
  • new entry at the central Princes Gardens pathway
  • efficient and environmentally friendly plant, equipment and lighting.

Prahran Skate Park

If the preferred Prahran Aquatic Centre plan is adopted, the Prahran Skatepark will need to relocate, and land has been purchased nearby for this purpose. Coinciding with the Prahran Aquatic Centre consultation we are also asking the community about the new skatepark - what it should look like and what features it should include. To share your views on the skate park design visit connectstonnington.vic.gov.au/skatepark

To learn more about this exciting project contact our Recreation Services team on 8290 1333 or email Simon Beqir at sbeqir@stonnington.vic.gov.au

  • Have Your Say - Non-Users

    Council is keen to receive feedback on the concept design for the Prahran Aquatic Centre Redevelopment from people who are non-users of PAC, to understand what is important to them and encourage them to visit the PAC in the future.

    Non-users, please complete our survey here to go in the draw for your chance to win one of 20, $30 gift cards.

    Survey closes Sunday 6 December.

    Any current users that missed the opportunity provide feedback on the PAC concept design can still do so via email to sbeqir@stonnington.vic.gov.au

    For more information or if you have any questions contact our recreation team on 8290 1333 or email sbeqir@stonnington.vic.gov.au

  • Have Your Say

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    We invite the community to have their say on the Redevelopment of the Prahran Aquatic Centre.

    We are hosting two, one hour, online community information sessions where you can hear from the design team, view the designs and ask questions:

    • Thursday,10 September, 5pm - click here to register
    • Sunday, 20 September, 12:30pm - click here to register


    You can also complete our online survey here by 21 September.

    For more information or if you have any questions contact our recreation team on 8290 1333 or email sbeqir@stonnington.vic.gov.au