Concept design

The new concept design for the Kensington Community Recreation Centre was developed from the first phase of consultation with the local community earlier this year.

The design highlights features that respond to feedback we heard during consultation, with more flexible spaces, additional multipurpose courts and an improved pool.

As part of our commitment to tackling climate change and reducing our emissions, the centre has been designed with a number of sustainability features.

The new centre will be equipped with:

  • solar panels
  • a new green wall
  • water conservation measures
  • efficient heating and cooling systems
  • double glazing.

This draft concept design was released for public consultation from 2 September to 4 October 2019.

Artistic impression of the interior of the concept design

Hand drawn depiction of the interior of the Kensington Recreation Centre

Interactive concept design

Watch a fly-through to learn more about the proposed building design for the Kensington Recreation Centre.

Key features


  • New 25 metre pool
  • disability access ramp into the pool
  • additional swim lane
  • new filtration and water treatment system
  • new pool equipment to ensure consistent water temperature
  • new water play area
  • modern and family friendly wet area change rooms
  • accessible facilities.


  • Three full-sized multipurpose courts
  • modern dry change areas for court users
  • four metre run-off areas around the court and eight metres between courts
  • more flexible spaces suitable for a range of classes and community uses
  • additional bike parking.


  • Green wall along the Altona Street frontage
  • large array of solar panels that will generate the bulk of electricity for the centre
  • external shading to conserve energy
  • double glazing on windows and doors
  • building designed to promote access to views, daylight and natural ventilation
  • water sensitive design and water conservation measures
  • upgraded insulation levels beyond minimum requirements
  • energy recovery systems.

Artistic impression of the exterior of the draft concept design

Draft drawing of external of Kensington Community Recreation Centre

Kensington Recreation Centre