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Kane awarded world-leading six star Green Star rated aquatic and recreation centre

30th August, 2021

Kane Constructions to deliver the world-leading six star Green Star rated Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre (NARC) for the City of Darebin.

Shaped by consultation with the local community and the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation throughout the development of the design, the facility will offer increased opportunities to participate in health and wellbeing activities for the Darebin community.

Once completed, the new NARC will offer indoor and outdoor pools, additional programming spaces and an added warm water pool for exercise and rehabilitation.

The new NARC will be a 6 Star Green Star rated facility: the highest rating possible in the Green Building Council of Australia’s sustainability rating system, demonstrating Council’s commitment to and leadership in responding to the climate emergency.

Together with improved health and wellbeing outcomes for our community, the construction project for NARC will also bring economic benefits. During the construction period, it is expected the project will generate over 230 jobs (construction, manufacturing and professional services), and over 120 jobs once the new facility is operational.

Kane Constructions Director Geoff Purcell said the team is excited to be delivering on Darebin Council’s commitment to community engagement, and delivering a sustainable facility.

“Kane is thrilled to be awarded the project and is committed to delivering on council’s key sustainability goals including expanding the use of renewable energy, improving energy and water efficiency, enhancing access to sustainable transport and reducing waste.”

“Kane places a strong focus and commitment on engaging local businesses, community groups and social enterprises. On the NARC project, Kane will support local employment opportunities through collaborating with local organisations and will establish inclusive employment practices for all.”

“As a local Darebin resident, along with 11 of our staff, we are proud our council is living up to its commitments, leading the way in climate action by delivering innovative and environmentally sustainable projects for all.”

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