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Centre History

ORC 50m Pool

The Oakleigh Recreation Centres’ original pools were constructed in the 1950’s and are set amidst landscaped lawns and trees. Since that time the Centre has grown to include a gymnasium, four court indoor sports stadium, café and more.

In November 2007, Monash City Council assumed direct management responsibility for the centre including all staff, programs and services.

In December 2008 Council embarked on a $10m aquatic re-development to rejuvenate outdated aquatic elements of the facility. This major project delivered first-class seasonal aquatic facilities back to the community and complemented existing facility programs and services. The Centre retained one of Melbourne’s last outdoor diving towers for public use and introduced DE filtration, one of only a few public pools in Victoria to do so. This method of filtration, combined with the salt water pool makes for a unique visit in crystal clear water.

The Oakleigh Recreation Centre provides an affordable and social environment for the local community to gather and actively improve their health. There is a strong connection between the centre and the local community and the Centre provides an informal meeting place for families, friends and people of all ages.

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Last updated: 25 May 2016