City of Karratha

Karratha Leisureplex Expansion Project

Project overview:

The Karratha Leisureplex (KLP) opened in June 2013 and has attracted over 3.5M visitors through its doors. During this time, minor refurbishments of the facility have occured to continually improve the experience for residents and patrons of the facility. These improvements supplement the overall amenity and facilities along with efficiently operating the facility, while meeting users expectations.

An improvement study was completed in 2020 outlining various upgrades as part of a 5 year staged Master Plan. This was then proposed and accepted by Council, investigating and reporting opportunities and design options for further assessment.

The Master Plan proposes a staged delivery over potentially five (5) years to minimise impact on operations and patrons use while allowing time to ensure an achievable cash flow and pursuing external funding opportunities for the delivery.

Numerous community engagement sessions have been held including feedback collection from our annual community survey, government agency and council workshops, KLP user group (clubs) and the local youth advisory group.

Stage One – 20/21 Financial Year:

  • Oval Spectator Shade
  • Expansion of the Gymnasium and Function Room Modifications


Stage Two (yet to be funded):

  • Solar initiative - 21/22
  • 50m Pool spectator seating
  • Outdoor court shading


Stage Three (yet to be funded):

  • Waterslide
  • Carpark formalisation


Stage Four (yet to be funded):

  • Playing field 3 synthetic expansion
  • Dampier Highway crossover


Stage Five (yet to be funded):

  • Indoor/Outdoor Court Redevelopment


Stage Six (yet to be funded):

  • Pool Lighting Upgrade
  • Water Tank Provision


Project cost:

Stage one - $606,000.00


The timeline for stage one of the explansion project is yet to be determined, works are proposed to commence in May be completed by July 2021.

We are committed to minimising any disruptions to KLP patrons, however at times there may be minor disruptions. 



Stage One - Gym & Group Fitness Floor Plan and Function Room Floor Plan

Stage One - Permanent spectator shade structure. Artists impression


Latest News:

Major upgrades set for Karratha Leisureplex | City of Karratha


Further information:

Please contact the City of Karratha on 9186 8555 or email