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Lockyer Valley
Sports + Aquatic Centre

New Community Facility


Lockyer Valley Regional Council


Gatton, QLD





The Lockyer Valley Sports and Aquatic Centre was designed in collaboration with the council and community. The architecture is utilitarian, low maintenance, and compact in scale to be sympathetic to the neighbouring buildings.


John Hay
(Project Contact)

Belinda Campbell
Bruce Hawley
Louisa McCoy
Douglas Pountney

Daniel Rowell
Boon Tan
Paul Trotter (L)

The Lockyer Valley Sports and Aquatic Centre was designed to replace an existing centre on another site that was outdated. Lockyer Valley Regional Council also wanted to lift the spirits of the community that had been devastated by the January 2011 floods.

Fulton Trotter Architects collaborated and consulted with 4 major groups that each had their own objectives. The council, who were the client, wanted a pool that had low ongoing costs.

The lessee required a low maintenance facility with good sightlines for supervision, while the swimming clubs and the public also had their own interests regarding safety and the range of facilities.

The final plan for the centre included a 50m pool, a learn-to swim pool, kiosk, outdoor dining, clubhouse and amenities. Working closely with a pool engineer we were able to establish and implement the most efficient water treatment service routes.

Photographer: © Angus Martin  |  Elevation: © Fulton Trotter Architects

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