Rockingham’s flagship leisure centre is slated for a modern-day overhaul after designs including a concept for a ‘wellness suite’ were passed at last week’s council meeting. The City of Rockingham endorsed the final concept design for stage two of the Aqua Jetty development, including major upgrades to the facility’s sauna and hydrotherapy pool. Health and wellness fanatics will be catered for with the development of a ‘wellness suite’ at Aqua Jetty, including a larger hydrotherapy pool, a sauna and steam rooms. The wellness suite will sit alongside Aqua Jetty’s existing features, including the 50m heated outdoor pool, 25m heated indoor pool, fully equipped gym, multi-purpose indoor courts, outdoor courts, cafe and creche. The gym is also set to get a space upgrade, with larger gym and group fitness spaces a key part of the concept design. The proposal also includes designs for three adult change facilities throughout the centre, as well as several universal accessible toilets and family change facilities. A ‘Lived Experience’ working group will ensure the facility has improved accessibility. For younger Aqua Jetty-goers, there will be a new play area including an interactive splash pad, as well as an upgraded waterslide. Rockingham mayor Deb Hamblin said the community’s infrastructure plan had identified Aqua Jetty as a location in need of a significant upgrade and expansion to accommodate future needs. “Council’s endorsement of the final concept design is an exciting early step for the project and the City looks forward to commencing detailed design immediately,” Ms Hamblin said. The City has secured $10 million from the State Government for the project, with plans to start construction in mid-2023.