Melbourne’s Aquatic Centres Undergo Upgrades

Monash Aquatic Centre’s LED Sports Lighting Update

Aglo Systems contributed to the update of the Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre at Glen Waverley, VIC by providing their premium 500W Palida LED floodlights. Featuring a range of indoor and outdoor pools, the place was formerly using 1000W metal halide lights for lighting. Between dimming lights and non-operational fittings, the recreation center’s air was dark and unappealing, accentuating their problems of blocked plumbing and drains.

The upgrade to the 4000-square-metre premier Melbourne sporting place not only required high quality area lighting and showcase display systems to match the architectural building design but also to deliver increased energy efficiencies. Aglo’s 500W Palida LED floodlights helped create a warm and inviting ambience for the impressive complex. The low maintenance LED lighting fittings also reduced energy consumption by 54.55 percent and provided a glowing 270 lux level, exceeding the 200 lux international aquatic standard.

 

The new LED floodlights not only guarantees long-term colour consistency and brightness but also help the Monash Aquatic Centre save nearly 104,000 kWh annually, amounting to about $20,000 annually. Moreover, the 50,000-hour operational life of these fittings is a distinct advantage with the centre working around 12 hours every day through the week.

Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre opens to public

The Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre redevelopment was officially finished and open to the public on Saturday, April 29. A free community open day from 9am until 3pm was held to celebrate the completion of that phase of the upgrades, which cost $42 million. The afternoon will include 25 percent off all three and six-month gym memberships together with all-day actions and come-and-try classes.

 

The Mandurah Magic will be holding an Aussie Hoops program to present children to basketball, while netball, futsal, volleyball and badminton will be performed on the sparkling new showcourts. Loads of swimmers will hit the brand-new pools using the Mandurah, Peel Aquatic and Mandurah Experts swim clubs all holding lessons. Gymnastics, roller skating and dancing and groove actions are also on, together with creche for the small ones. Fitness classes will run from 9am to 1pm.

 

City of Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone said she was thrilled that the job is now open to the general public. This is among the largest community infrastructure projects that Mandurah has ever seen, requiring telehandlers crane services and frannas, and they were absolutely thrilled to be opening it before their expected completion date of mid-2017. Mayor Vergone stated that this completes the last stage of this long-awaited redevelopment to transform the center to a contemporary, state-of-the-art recreational centre that meets the requirements of the growing community. They are so proud of what has been achieved and thank the community for their support and patience during this exciting endeavor.

 

Stage two of the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre project comprised two new multi-purpose sports courts such as events entrance, foyer, management, office, kiosk and first aid facilities, a new gymnasium and group fitness centers. Patrons will be greeted with new principal entrance, foyer, reception, café, retail and meeting facilities, a new crèche and remodeled bathroom and change room facilities. Renovated squash courts were part of this job, together with remodeled building facades and new government facilities for employees. Stage two of the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre formally started on Saturday night, finishing the $41.2 million job and providing the community with fresh contemporary sporting facilities.

 

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the project requiring slab crane hire and low loaders provided the community with a modern, integrated sport and recreation, and aquatic health and fitness facility. The aim to create the sorts of communities that our children and grandchildren want to stay in or return to, and great sporting facilities such as this is said to do exactly that. The Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre offers great exercise facilities, which will meet the future demands of the community for many years to come.

 

Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie, who joined with members of the community in the opening and cutting the ribbon on the new centre, said the project included the refurbishment of the present multi-sport stadium. Sport is an important part of Australian culture and community life. This facility represents a gathering place for those of Mandurah that will serve the area well. The new facilities enhance access to a selection of sports, including basketball, netball, volleyball, futsal and badminton. The new centre in action a few weeks ago at the South West Basketball Aboriginal Carnival – utilising the exhibition services by using its 600-seat show court Mandurah will have the ability to host large regional contests for many years to come.

 

City of Mandurah mayor Marina Vergone said this is among the biggest community infrastructure projects that Mandurah has ever seen. This completes the last stage of this long-awaited redevelopment to transform the center to a contemporary, state-of-the-art recreational centre that meets the requirements of the growing community. All that’s left is the hot water service repairs from the commercial plumbing services. She is proud of what has been achieved and thank the community for their support and patience during this exciting endeavor.

 

Stage two of the project was financed by the coalition Government investing $10 million and the City of Mandurah donating $6 million to complete the project.

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