Hub underway


Tara Murray

Work on St Alban’s new state-of-the-art health and wellbeing hub is under way.

Concrete ground slabs and the lift shaft foundation are being poured, following the completion of earthworks last month.

Construction work will soon become visible to pedestrians and passing traffic on nearby Taylors Road, when installation of most of the structural steel and concrete pours for levels one and two begins.

The hub will feature a 50-metre pool, a 10-lane swimming pool, two water slides, a wellness centre, a 24-hour gym, community program rooms, and more.

Design work for the project is nearing completion, with the project set to be completed next year.

Brimbank mayor Ranka Rasic said it’s exciting to see the progress at the centre.

“Once complete, this will be a vibrant and welcoming multigenerational health and wellbeing hub with a state-of-the-art aquatic and leisure facility, offered alongside preventative health, education and social services – all under the one roof,” she said.

“It will create about 100 jobs during construction and another 120 ongoing jobs once operational – providing a range of preventative health, wellbeing, social, educational and support services, programs and initiatives.

“Council would welcome any further government funding and support for the project, and continues to advocate for government support for major transformational projects in Brimbank.”