WRA was appointed to provide full architectural services for the design and construction of the new regional aquatic centre at Willow Park, Wodonga.
The outdoor water park environment includes: heated 50 x 25m lap pool, splashpark adventure playground, toddlers and leisure water, learn-to-swim / warm-up pool, a tower with two water slides, reception, cafe, change rooms and club rooms.
The water park will feature extensive concourse and lawn areas under numerous existing mature trees, overlooking the sports fields of Willow Park. The centre is designed to comply with requirements for regional swimming competitions.
The regional indoor centre includes: 25m lap and learn-to swim pools, extensive leisure and recreational water areas, 20m long warm-water exercise pool and health suite, two gymnasium and exercise studios, wellnes centre / community meeting rooms, cafe, reception / office and change facilities.
The indoor centre will overlook the outdoor water park with extensive verandahs and a stepped embankment providing spectator seating to the 50m pool.
The centre will adopt leading edge ESD and energy efficiency systems to provide substantial energy and operating cost savings over traditional aquatic and leisure centre.