Riverton Leisureplex set for upgrades as plans to turn area into a ‘community hub’ move ahead

Riverton Leisureplex. Photo: Christou.com.au
Riverton Leisureplex. Photo: Christou.com.au

RIVERTON Leisureplex is set to undergo a facelift as City of Canning plans to turn the area into a community hub move full-speed ahead.

Hot on the heels of the library refurbishment, the redevelopments at the neighbouring leisureplex will see Tumblers Kids Gym close permanently from December 1.

The kids’ gym will be replaced with a new cycle studio, functional training areas and personal training studio and revamped with new flooring, gym equipment, an improved music system, upgrades to the customer management system and body composition scales.

Additional group fitness options like spin classes, freestyle classes, functional training programs and kids’ fitness classes will also be available once the redevelopment is complete.

Canning Mayor Paul Ng said they decided to close the kids’ gym following a strategic review.

“Over time and with the establishment of other similar privately owned children’s entertainment venues, visitation to Tumblers Kids Gym has significantly declined, so the City has taken the opportunity to look at how this space can best benefit the community,” he said.

Mayor Ng said they had allocated funding for the design for a new nature playground in the area between the leisureplex and library.

“The last time major work was completed at Riverton Leisureplex was in 2002. This redevelopment is set to position Riverton Leisureplex as an innovative community hub, benefiting from the Library upgrade which is now complete, and will provide new and improved services for our City’s residents in a more contemporary environment,” he said.

The meeting rooms at the leisureplex will also be converted into spaces for health-related businesses to lease.

Stage one of the redevelopment begins in December 2018 and the two other projects will be complete in March 2019.