Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre

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Artist impression of the front entry to the Wulanda Convention and Recreation Centre

For over 30 years there have been community discussions about the need for an indoor aquatic centre and more recent discussions have incorporated other indoor sporting facilities into the conversation.

The Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre is a multi-purpose facility designed to be a community space, with facilities and activities for all ages and abilities including children, families, youth, community groups, recreational and organised sports and those with special needs.

This development will provide substantial year round indoor facilities, addressing many community needs both now and for future generations to come.

The Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre will increase the ability for Mount Gambier to host major sporting competitions, conferences, events and performances providing significant social and economic benefits.

Council has committed to work alongside our community to ensure that this development fulfils the needs and aspirations of all potential users.

Find out more about this exciting project by:

Do you want to keep up to date with the progress of this facility? Sign up to receive updates as construction begins and the project progresses.

We encourage community members to sign up for project updates or check back to this page regularly throughout the project development, participate in consultations and ask questions.

For over 30 years there have been community discussions about the need for an indoor aquatic centre and more recent discussions have incorporated other indoor sporting facilities into the conversation.

The Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre is a multi-purpose facility designed to be a community space, with facilities and activities for all ages and abilities including children, families, youth, community groups, recreational and organised sports and those with special needs.

This development will provide substantial year round indoor facilities, addressing many community needs both now and for future generations to come.

The Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre will increase the ability for Mount Gambier to host major sporting competitions, conferences, events and performances providing significant social and economic benefits.

Council has committed to work alongside our community to ensure that this development fulfils the needs and aspirations of all potential users.

Find out more about this exciting project by:

Do you want to keep up to date with the progress of this facility? Sign up to receive updates as construction begins and the project progresses.

We encourage community members to sign up for project updates or check back to this page regularly throughout the project development, participate in consultations and ask questions.

  • Community Reference Group Applications Now Open

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    Applications are now open for the proposed Mount Gambier Regional Sport and Recreation Centre Community Reference Group.

    This group provides an opportunity for members of the community to contribute to this important project by providing feedback on the design, functionality and a local perspective to ensure current and future needs of potential users are considered.

    Council seeks individuals to represent local schools, swim clubs, allied health care providers, retirement/residential care facilities, child care providers, community youth groups, sporting/recreation club representatives and other community groups.

    Further information on the role and responsibilities of the Community Reference Group is available in the Community Reference Group Terms of Reference.

    Download the application form or submit online. Applications close at 5.00 pm, Thursday 5 July 2018. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.


  • Site visits to a number of Sport and Recreation Facilities

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    Planning for the proposed Mount Gambier Regional Sport and Recreation Centre is well underway with Elected Members and staff conducting exploratory site visits to sport and recreation facilities in Adelaide and the Barossa.

    An indoor recreation centre has been discussed within the community since 1983. Recently an increase in community interest and support has been demonstrated with 350 members of the community attending a forum in March 2018, and the receipt of a community petition signed by 10,000 people in favour of a centre.

    Following this strong show of support from the community Council endorsed the submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) for $20million under the Federal Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) in late April 2018.

    In May, Council CEO Mark McShane, General Manager City Growth Dr Judy Nagy along with Councillors Sonya Mezinec and Josh Lynagh toured four Sports and Recreation Facilities in Adelaide and the Barossa including:
    • Fleurieu Aquatic Centre, Victor Harbor
    • Noarlunga Leisure Centre, Onkaparinga Council
    • Barossa Aquatic and Fitness – known as ‘The Rex’
    • The ARC Campbelltown – known as ‘The ARC’
    This was a great opportunity to learn from other Council’s, first hand experiences in delivering similar projects. The team returned with significant knowledge across a number of areas from structure, communication, planning and finance, noting what worked well, what didn’t work at each of the facilities. This knowledge will be invaluable as the project continues to develop.