Thank you for your feedback

We gathered your feedback and understanding of the varied attitudes and behaviours towards health and wellbeing across our diverse Merri-bek community.

We are using your feedback to create an Aquatic and Leisure Strategic Plan.

The Aquatic and Leisure Strategic Plan will provide the overarching direction for the operation of the Merri-bek Aquatic and Leisure Centres, ensuring programs, classes, activities, and events respond to community needs and expectations.

We learnt about how you use the Active Merri-bek Aquatic and Leisure facilities and which programs interest you the most.

Who we engaged

We heard from 2,616 people and were particularly focussed on hearing the voices of our harder to reach residents. We asked people to identify which priority cohort they identified with, which gave us an overview of who we engaged with.

  • Financially Disadvantaged – 221
  • Women – 830
  • CALD – 371
  • First Nations including Wurundjeri Elders – 24
  • LGBTQIA+ - 149
  • Differently Abled & Long-term Health Sufferers – 170
  • Youth (Under 24) – 42
  • Elderly (Over 65) – 126
  • Families - 583


Using the themes that are important to our community, we created our purpose:


While recognising the unique experiences and perspectives of those already engaging with our facilities, they are also particularly influential to those not using our facilities.

To attract new audiences and advocate for more of our community: