In Melbourne’s West, a brand recent Aquatic and Wellness Centre in Keilor Downs stands out as the first all-electric aquatic centre in Australia, cutting energy exercise by up to 80 per cent.
The Brimbank Council will receive $1.53 million of investment from the Australian Govt by assignment of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency ARENA. This funding will run towards an integrated renewable energy system, as section of the recent $60 million centre.
The Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre is on target to attain a world-leading ‘6 Significant individual Green Significant individual’ rating.
We’re aiming for this project to show the first all-electric aquatic centre in Australia.
Council thanks the Australian Govt and Energy Minister Angus Taylor for investing in this crucial project.
This $1.53 million investment arrangement the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre will exercise 100 per cent renewable energy for heating and cooling across the general centre.
Here’s a crucial step towards reaching Council’s Local climate Emergency Conception 2020-2025 (Conception) purpose of accumulate zero emissions for Council operations by 2030.
Brimbank Mayor, Cr Ranka Rasic
The recent heart shifts away from dilapidated fuel boilers primitive to heat and icy water and air at other aquatic centres, the centre will instead install an all-electric heat-pump system for heating and cooling. This might perchance perchance additionally exercise an 88,000 litre sizzling water storage system that acts as a if truth be told perfect ‘thermal battery’, and 500 kW of solar panels.
When the rooftop solar panels are generating vitality, it’s going to vitality the heat pump system to heat and icy the centre. Any extra electricity wanted will seemingly be bought by a 100 per cent renewable energy vitality seize settlement.
This recent system doesn’t attain low-attach at $8.1 million, however that integrated energy system will show that a mannequin combining heat pumps with renewable energy solutions will seemingly be each technically and commercially seemingly to support increase this implementation by other local governments and businesses round Australia.
Construction of the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre is successfully underway and heading in the appropriate direction for completion in mid-2022.
The command-of-the-art work centre will feature a 50 metre, 10 lane swimming pool, two big water slides, wellness centre, 24 hour fitness heart, neighborhood program room and extra.
“We are extremely satisfied that this command-of-the-art work centre will showcase easiest train in sustainable originate – whereas delivering first class aquatic facilities and preventative successfully being, training and social products and services, all below the one roof.
We’ve designed this centre to be a arrangement where neighborhood can exercise, be wholesome and celebrate whereas additionally accessing successfully being and wellbeing toughen by co-positioned products and services.
Once accomplished, the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre will seemingly be strategically positioned to change into a COVID-19 Reinforce and Recovery Centre for Melbourne’s West.”
Brimbank Mayor, Cr Ranka Rasic
“Leisure and aquatic centres bask in traditionally been some of primarily the most energy intensive buildings for local councils to predicament up.
Brimbank City Council’s project gives us the alternative to show a pathway to using commercially viable renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies to attain a carbon neutral facility that other localities at some stage in Australia can be taught from and adopt,”
ARENA CEO Darren Miller