The City of Swan is holding a free event on Saturday to celebrate the reopening of Swan Active Midland.

Swan Active Midland to open after delay

City of Swan says the refurbishment of Swan Active Midland will see upgrades to multiple facilities and improvements to accessibility and inclusivity.
May 9, 2024
Anita McInnes

SWAN Active Midland is reopening on Saturday, May 11 after a $30 million refurbishment with the project taking longer than originally expected.

After a review of the 2022-23 budget last year an officer’s report to a City of Swan council meeting said Swan Active Midland required an extra $750,000 due to latent conditions on the site.

“The additional $750k is required to undertake roof repairs above both sport halls as the leaking is causing damage to the court surface,’’ the report said.

“The works need to be completed immediately to minimise any further damages during the upcoming winter period.”

This week Mayor Tanya Richardson said the extra funding was needed to address latent conditions and carry out urgent roof repairs to minimise damage.

“Delays in completing the works could have led to more damage during the winter months and additional costs to the city,’’ she said.

“The new indoor sports court surfaces were not damaged.”

The project started in August 2021 and after an anticipated 18-month closure, the city said the scheduled reopening of the project had been delayed by a few issues.

These included site conditions, shortages, supply disruptions, and complications caused by Covid-19.

The city said the refurbishment of Swan Active Midland included upgrades to the gym, fitness room, creche, indoor pools, sports courts, changing rooms and main entry-façade.

It also includes improvements to accessibility and inclusivity – a new ramp and stair access with handrails to the pool, varying depths to the lap pool, a new accessible changeroom and improved access and new design to the spa – another $8.4m is budgeted for future work.

Daylight fireworks, AC/DC and INXS tribute bands, Aboriginal cultural dancing, inflatable challenges, a scavenger hunt, bottomless gelato, face painting, guided tours, giveaways and more will welcome people to the new-look facility.

The free event on Gray Drive, Midvale will start at 10am.

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