Changes are being made at Waterworld this summer as part of the Masterplan for a new health and well-being hub in Norlane.

City of Greater Geelong Manager Community Life Linda Quinn said negotiations are continuing around the Northern ARC (arts, recreation and community) Masterplan. She said the goal is to deliver a vibrant health and well-being hub in Geelong’s north and the council will be in a position to provide further information in the next few months.

Ms Quinn said decommissioning of the water slides has commenced, as part of Stage 1 of the Northern ARC Masterplan, which means they are not operating this summer.

However, the rest of the Waterworld facility remains open during summer including the outdoor toddler pool, Splashpad, diving pool and towers, barbecue area, large outdoor area and car park. The centre’s indoor aquatics area, gym, group exercise room, cycle studio and crèche will also remain open to the community.

“We will also be introducing the inflatable Aqua Adventure Run for young people this summer,” Ms Quinn said.

“This exciting floating obstacle course will provide hours of challenging entertainment for kids and teenagers and features four different inflatable challenges including the Swing, Overpass, Peg play and Aqua Joust. The inflatable Aqua Adventure Run will be open at specific times through the week.

“We will also be introducing additional outdoor shade structures and landscaping improvements to ensure families can enjoy hot summer afternoons by the pool.”

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