Project status:

Project: City of Palmerston redeveloped the Palmerston Swimming and Fitness Centre into a Swimming, Wellness, Events, Leisure and Lifestyle precinct for the entire community to enjoy.


The proposed SWELL (Swimming, Wellness, Events, Leisure, Lifestyle) master plan is part of Council’s strategic vision to provide Palmerston residents with a contemporary and family friendly, water and lifestyle precinct.

Located in Moulden, Palmerston, the ageing facility will be upgraded to cater to a wider range of interests to support Palmerston’s growing population. 

The redevelopment included:

  • refurbishment of the 50-metre pool
  • a splash and play area
  • an events area
  • basketball half court
  • new and improved accessible toilets and change rooms
  • aquatic play structure
  • energy efficient, modern pool plant and equipment and shade features.
  • re-roofing of the gym and youth drop in centre


The City of Palmerston, the Northern Territory Government and the Australian Government have committed $19.4M towards this project.

Current Status

The Gym has been temporarily closed whilst new equipment arrives, also included a re-roofing. 

SWELL was officially open to the public on 17 December 2023. 
Construction of the facility was completed late November as per the proposed timeline. Training and onboarding staff took place between November and December, with the facility now open to the public

For more information on what is available at SWELL click here

 Progress Photographs - November 2023

 Progress Photographs - October 2023

Progress Photographs - September 2023

 Progress Photographs - July 2023

Progress Photographs - April 2023

Progress Photographs - March 2023

Progress Photographs - January 2023

Progress Photographs - December 2022

Progress Photographs - October 2022

Progress Photographs - September 2022

Works will take place Monday to Saturday between the hours of 7am to 5pm. Where any local traffic diversions or night works are required, advance notice will be given to nearby residents and businesses.

The public swimming pool will be closed for the duration of construction, while the fitness centre will remain open. We thank you in advance for your patience and consideration.

More information 

If you require additional construction information or would like to discuss the project, please contact Council on 8935 9922.

Key Documentation

Newsletter Edition 1
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Newsletter Edition 4