Livingstone Shire Council has secured $13mil in Commonwealth Government funding under the Community Development Grants program to deliver a new 50m swimming pool and other facility upgrades for the Yeppoon Aquatic Centre situated at Cooee Bay.

Features of the Yeppoon Aquatic Facilities Upgrade include

  • a new 50m pool and amenities block
  • shade over the pool
  • all-ability access to the complex and the pool,
  • new welcoming entrance and landscaping.

The project also includes the removal/demolition of the Cooee Bay Hall to accommodate the footprint of the project plans. Although current funding does not permit the replacement of the existing learn-to-swim pool, masterplanning for the new facility has considered how a new learn-to-swim pool may be included on the site in future.

Three dimensional aerial image of the  proposed upgrade to the Yeppoon Aquatic Centre's new 50m lap pool

3D rendered image of the Yeppoon Aquatic Centre's proposed facilities upgrade.

The pools and associated facilities are scheduled to close to the general public from mid-September 2024 (subject to builders programming) to commence early works demolition for the project. Construction of the new pool and facility upgrades is likely to commence in late October 2024 and is expected to take 12 to 18 months to complete.

The learn-to-swim pool will not be available to pool users during construction. Council is currently investigating options for learn-to-swim classes to be held at an alternative site during construction.

Don Ireland Swimming Complex in Emu Park is available as an alternative venue for pool users while construction takes place at the Yeppoon Aquatic Centre.