Sunshine Coast aquatic centres set to reopen with a splash


Local swimmers keen to dive in to their nearby public pool can rejoice, with Sunshine Coast Council today announcing its nine aquatic centres will reopen next week on Saturday 13 June.

This includes: Beerwah, Buderim, Caloundra, Coolum-Peregian, Cotton Tree, Eumundi, Kawana, Nambour and Palmwoods aquatic centres.

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson welcomed the State Government’s release of its Industry Plan for aquatic centres.

“This is welcome news for our entire community and, like many other business owners, our aquatic centre operators who have been doing it tough during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“This means mums and bubs classes can recommence, seniors’ fitness sessions can start up again and swimmers can participate in their weekly squad sessions.

“I urge all residents to contact the aquatic centres directly to understand the impact that the industry plan may have on regular scheduling.

“COVID Safe measures must be in place in accordance with the Swimming Pool and Aquatic Centre Industry COVID Safe Plan released by the Queensland Government today.

“This will set the precedent for their timetables for lessons and lane availability.

“The pools are being heated, the lane ropes are out and dedicated staff are working around the clock to welcome patrons back on 13 June.”

The Industry Plan includes the following key guidelines:

Patrons of school age or younger that use swimming pools and accompanying facilities for training, education and general use purposes may do so provided buffer zones are managed between adult patrons and children.

Swimming lessons can resume with instructor-led classes in the water. Social distancing will apply where practical but the safety and hands-on nature of learn-to-swim education is recognised and approved.

For adult patrons - indoor/outdoor pools: capacity limited to a maximum of one person per 10 square metres of water surface area.
Venues with multiple pools/spaces can have multiple groups of 20 for adults and larger groups of children so long as social distance between groups is observed and patron details are recorded and kept.  
Mayor Jamieson said patrons would be met with a welcome sight on their return to the aquatic centres.

“I’m pleased to report that while our aquatic centres were closed, council proactively brought forward refurbishments to Caloundra, Kawana, Cotton Tree, Eumundi and Nambour aquatic centres, who shared in approximately $1.9 million of capital works projects,” Mayor Jamieson said.

While the Cotton Tree 25m pool and Kawana Aquatic Centre 50m pool are still undergoing renovations, the following refurbishments are complete:

  • Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre learn to swim pool resurfacing.
  • Kawana Aquatic Centre 50m pool filtration replacement.
  • Caloundra Aquatic Centre – resealing of the learn-to-swim (program) pool.
  • Eumundi Aquatic Centre – repair of the storage shed and learn-to-swim pool plastic curtains.

For further information about council’s aquatic centres, please visit   

Resources to assist businesses with reopening and managing COVID-safe requirements are available on the Queensland Government website.  A number of measures to support local businesses are also available from Council’s website.

For the latest information about council facilities and services and business assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit

Coronavirus COVID-19 Lifestyle Sunshine Coast Council Water Sports and Marine Activities

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Sunshine Coast Stadium to host Storm's next three NRL fixtures 08 July 2020 | Local footy fans will be treated to a winter storm front like no other, with three NRL games featuring the Melbourne Storm coming to Sunshine Coast Stadium, delivering a great boost for the region. More information...
Forest Glen sand extraction appeal withdrawn by applicant 03 July 2020 | Plans to construct a 105 hectare sand extraction facility at Eudlo Flats Road and Maroochydore Road, Forest Glen have ceased with the applicant, Maroochydore Sands Pty Ltd, discontinuing the appeal against Suns... More information...
CMF cancelling for 2020 02 July 2020 | This week the Caloundra Music Festival joins the list of local and global event organisers that have made the decision to cancel event plans for this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More information...
Have your say on the future of arts in our region 02 July 2020 | The arts play a pivotal role in the liveability and wellbeing of a community, and Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation and Sunshine Coast Council are launching a joint research project to understand what you value. More information...
Path creative signage urges safety while outdoors 01 July 2020 | With more than 1214km of pathways on the Sunshine Coast – walkers, riders and scooters are spoilt for choice. More information...
Get Your Kit On this Plastic Free July 01 July 2020 | Sunshine Coast residents are encouraged to ‘Get Your Kit On’ this Plastic Free July by swapping out single-use plastics with more sustainable options – there’s even a chance to win a whale watching expe... More information...
Council's Venue 114 achieves international EarthCheck verification for sustainability 01 July 2020 | As music artists and performers increasingly request the sustainability credentials of where they perform, Venue 114 – the Sunshine Coast Council owned and operated community venue at Bokarina – has had its... More information...
Inspiration and entertainment continues as Horizon Festival launches July program 01 July 2020 | Horizon Festival 2020 has another incredible month of inspiration, entertainment and creativity for us all, with the July program unveiled today (July 1), plus a sneak peak of two special August events. More information...
Groovy play space encourages active lifestyle for youth 30 June 2020 | For 12-year-old Peregian Springs twin sisters Emily and Hannah Azzopardi, Sunshine Coast Council’s newly upgraded play space is the perfect spot to hang out after school or on the weekends. More information...
Building blocks set for online neighbourhood building community course – register now 30 June 2020 | Sunshine Coast residents who are keen to help build healthy neighbourhoods are being encouraged to register for a free online course that starts from mid-July. More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service