Designing Wareena Park's future

Published on 09 April 2021

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Preparations for the creation of a multi-generational place for all at Wareena Park will take a major step forward over the next month. 

And members of the public are being invited to help capture memories of Wareena Park by sending their photos to Council. These photos will be used on a history board at a new community hub building at Wareena Park.

Following extensive public consultation in 2020 the Rural City of Wangaratta is bringing the Wareena Park Masterplan to life by finalising designs for both the sports pavilion and community building – making these projects shovel-ready for when funding becomes available. 

To help prepare for these new developments the former Olympic Pool and associated buildings will be demolished. The site will be cleared and returned to open parkland. 

Council’s Director – Infrastructure Services Marcus Goonan said there was both nostalgia about the Olympic Pool and excitement from a number of community groups about what the future holds. 

“Our senior citizens, junior sporting clubs and other user groups deserve facilities that fit their needs,” he said. 

“Over the next couple of weeks our architects will be meeting with the groups who will use the two new buildings to make sure the design suits their needs,” he said. 

“Once those designs are finalised and the Olympic Pool is demolished council will have clear costings and be in a strong position to attract funding for each of the buildings.” 

Demolition works will begin in late April and run for approximately 16 weeks. Designs for the new buildings will be shared with the community over the coming months. 

View the Masterplan

Photo submissions

Send in your photos of Wareena Park to help shape a history board that will be installed in a new community hub. Photos can be submitted below, or by emailing council@wangaratta.vic.gov.au  

 

 

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