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a new name and new look

We have some exciting news. We’re stepping up our game with a new name and a new look! From 19th August 2017 UOW Recreation and Aquatic Centre (URAC) and iChealth will be known as… UniActive!

Why the change? UniActive forms part of a new ‘family’ of businesses and programs managed by UOW Pulse Ltd which are tasked with delivering a campus service experience to meet the needs of an ever evolving campus life. The ‘family’ also includes UniShop, UniBar, UniClubs and UniLife for communications on campus. UniActive was selected as our new name after consultation with stakeholder groups.

So what can you expect from UniActive? You can expect the same friendly team and the same high quality equipment and facilities at two great locations, Wollongong Campus and Innovation Campus.

As sad as we’ll be to say goodbye to ‘URAC’ and ‘iChealth’, we’re also thrilled about our fresh new look and direction. Our new brand will be rolled out over the remainder of the year so stay tuned for the exciting transformation!

our change rooms are changing

A refurbishment of the pool change rooms will be commencing in May. The new look change rooms will feature state of the art wet area flooring popular in aquatic centres and on cruise ships. New tiles, lighting and fittings will provide a fresh, bright and modern changing space.

During construction, alternate change room facilities will be available inside the centre including a temporary family changing area.

Construction will commence on Tuesday 16 May with the upgrades due for completion at the end of July.

Welcome to Tony Wrightson, Head of Sport & Fitness

Welcome to Tony Wrightson, the new Head of Sport & Fitness. Tony has hit the ground running and will be working with the Sport and Fitness Team to maximise the offering of programs and services available to the University community and beyond.

Tony has been impressed by the top class sports and fitness facilities and the skilled Sport and Fitness Team who are passionate about exploring new opportunities and ways to enhance the user experience.

Tony is always up for a chat so please don't hesitate to say hello and share your thoughts if you see him around the centre.


Last reviewed: 4 July, 2017