Master Builder of the Year | National 2016, 2019 | Victoria 2016, 2017, 2019
PROJECTS | Victoria

Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre (NARC)




Darebin City Council


Root Partnerships
Warren and Mahoney
WT Partnership
Taylor Thomson Whitting (TTW)
Integral Group

In August 2021, Kane Constructions was awarded the $59 million Design and Construct contract to deliver the Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre (NARC).

The new aquatic centre has indoor and outdoor pools as well as increased opportunities to participate in health and wellbeing activities, through larger and additional programming spaces and an added warm water pool for exercise and rehabilitation.

NARC is a 6 Star Green Star rated facility, demonstrating Council’s commitment to and leadership in climate action and in delivering innovative environmentally sustainable projects.

The design was shaped by consultation with the community and the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation and has been completed by Warren and Mahoney Australia.

The project included:


  • 8 lane 25m pool
  • Learn to swim/leisure pool
  • An aquatic playground and toddler pool
  • Warm water pool
  • Steam, spa and sauna facilities
  • Gym and group fitness studios
  • Private consult rooms
  • Café; and
  • Change rooms include dedicated spaces for accessibility, gender-neutral, changing place, and school groups


  • 10 lane 50m pool with ramp entry
  • Landscaped spectator area for carnivals and events
  • Nature play aquatic playground

Access & Car Parking

  • New entry and exit to car park
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Increased bicycle parking and bus parking
  • Pick up/drop off zone

The project reached Practical Completion in October 2023.