Waterworld Future Planning

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Update: this consultation has concluded. We are currently reviewing feedback received.

We are inviting our community to share their ideas and let us know what features, experiences and services they would love to see at Waterworld into the future.

Waterworld has provided fun, family memories and fitness to residents and visitors to the City of Tea Tree Gully for over 50 years. Each year around 160,000 people enjoy this outdoor pool environment over its seven month open season, which has a mixture of flat and sloping grassed areas and trees, pool and shade structures, a splash pad, three water slides, gazebos, a café, party areas and seating.

Waterworld’s last major upgrade was over 10 years ago and while a number of improvements were made, the main pool structures and most of the main administration building are ageing 52 year old infrastructure. We also need to make sure Waterworld’s facilities, such as the changerooms, meet appropriate standards for inclusive use.

We are now looking to develop a long-term plan for the future of Waterworld, and would like to hear from our community about what their preferences are for the future design of this facility.

Community feedback will be used to help us prepare a basic concept plan and high level costings.

By developing a long-term plan and vision for Waterworld we will make sure this facility will cater for the diverse needs of our community of all ages, for many years to come.

Easy Read information about this project and consultation is also available


To get involved and have your say:

  • Register here (if you haven't already, otherwise you can sign in when prompted)
  • Complete the survey to provide feedback about how you currently use Waterworld and what you'd like to see in the future
  • Provide ideas and suggestions on the 'Ideas Wall'. You can also comment and 'vote' on other people's ideas (click on the heart symbol)
  • Have a question? Have a look below and see what questions have already been asked, or ask us here

All feedback received will be presented to Council for consideration before any further decisions are made about future plans for Waterworld.

If you need assistance to participate in this consultation, please call us on 8397 7444 or send us a message

Update: this consultation has concluded. We are currently reviewing feedback received.

We are inviting our community to share their ideas and let us know what features, experiences and services they would love to see at Waterworld into the future.

Waterworld has provided fun, family memories and fitness to residents and visitors to the City of Tea Tree Gully for over 50 years. Each year around 160,000 people enjoy this outdoor pool environment over its seven month open season, which has a mixture of flat and sloping grassed areas and trees, pool and shade structures, a splash pad, three water slides, gazebos, a café, party areas and seating.

Waterworld’s last major upgrade was over 10 years ago and while a number of improvements were made, the main pool structures and most of the main administration building are ageing 52 year old infrastructure. We also need to make sure Waterworld’s facilities, such as the changerooms, meet appropriate standards for inclusive use.

We are now looking to develop a long-term plan for the future of Waterworld, and would like to hear from our community about what their preferences are for the future design of this facility.

Community feedback will be used to help us prepare a basic concept plan and high level costings.

By developing a long-term plan and vision for Waterworld we will make sure this facility will cater for the diverse needs of our community of all ages, for many years to come.

Easy Read information about this project and consultation is also available


To get involved and have your say:

  • Register here (if you haven't already, otherwise you can sign in when prompted)
  • Complete the survey to provide feedback about how you currently use Waterworld and what you'd like to see in the future
  • Provide ideas and suggestions on the 'Ideas Wall'. You can also comment and 'vote' on other people's ideas (click on the heart symbol)
  • Have a question? Have a look below and see what questions have already been asked, or ask us here

All feedback received will be presented to Council for consideration before any further decisions are made about future plans for Waterworld.

If you need assistance to participate in this consultation, please call us on 8397 7444 or send us a message

Waterworld Future Planning

Ask us a question about the Waterworld Future Planning project and we'll get back to you. Questions and answers will also be published on this website.

Note: please do not send questions here that are not relevant to this proposal. Questions about general Council matters please contact Customer Service

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    Re: "We also need to make sure Waterworld’s facilities, such as the changerooms, meet appropriate standards for inclusive use." Can you explain what you mean by "meet appropriate standards for inclusive use" and how might any project address these standards? Thanks in advance

    Russell asked 11 months ago

    Good morning Russell, 

    A very good question. Inclusive and accessible design features can relate to many aspects of a facility including (among others) how persons enter the pool (ie. access ramps), counter/servery bench heights, type and size of family change rooms, unisex baby or adult change areas, signage type and language, seating provisions, doorway widths and more. In specific reference to appropriate standards for inclusive use changeroom/toilet facilities the proposed design should incorporate provision for a range of toilets including standard, unisex accessible and toilets for ambulant people. For example, accessible toilets are required to provide enough space to accommodate a wheelchair user and assistance person with sufficient turning circle as per Australian Standard 1428.1. 

    The City of Tea Tree Gully also has an endorsed Disability Access and Inclusion Plan which includes advocating for higher standards for inclusion (beyond compliance) and universal design. Council is committed to following ‘universal design’ principles, which guide the design of environments to minimise access difficulties and be inclusive to as many people as possible. (FB)



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    Are you going to install a rail/bar at the deep end. I asked pre-Covid and was advised that it would be looked into. Not all swimmers can turn underwater but still like to swim (which is impossible in 25m pool as groups stand and chat)

    Shiron asked 11 months ago

    Hi Shiron, 

    Thank you for your question. Unfortunately there are currently no plans to install a permanent rail/bar at the deep end of the main pool. Your request may however form part of your feedback / survey response for consideration in the future plan for Waterworld. (FB)

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    Is the re-developed Waterworld allowed to have a larger foot print than the existing arena?

    Shane Mawson asked 11 months ago

    Hi Shane, 

    Thank you for your question. Feedback received as part of the consultation process will determine what is included in the future plan for Waterworld and this will also guide the footprint for a future facility. (FB)  

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    Is there any possibility o f an indoor section for winter use

    Valerie Baverstock asked 11 months ago

    Good morning Valerie, 

    Thank you for your question. All suggestions are welcome, including views on the the future plan being an indoor or outdoor facility or combination of both. (FB)

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