The Metropolis of Higher Geelong ihas at this time introduced that it’s to undertake a “important redevelopment” of its Leisurelink Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
Focussing on the ability’s 50-metre swimming pool, the main improve will ship an improved aquatic facility, with related enhancements equivalent to a brand new concourse, upgraded plant and improved storage.
Funding has been included within the Council’s Proposed Price range 2021/22 to assist ship the challenge.
Building is predicted to start in August 2021 and be accomplished in March 2022 with works requiring the total closure of the 50-metre swimming pool, splash park and waterslides.
All different aquatic services at Leisurelink, such because the Study To Swim pool, Heat Water pool, spa and saunas, will largely function as regular.
Metropolis of Higher Geelong Councillor and Finance Portfolio Chair, Councillor Anthony Aitken, stated this funding is likely one of the first in Council’s new focus to resume and preserve property to a top quality normal, commenting “over the subsequent 4 years, we’re shifting in direction of spending 60 per cent of our complete expenditure on asset renewal.
“That could be a enormous enhance on historic ranges of spending on present infrastructure, which exhibits the main focus now we have on making an attempt to enhance our property.
“This main improve for Leisurelink will considerably enhance the much-loved group facility.”
Whereas the Leisurelink pool is closed, the council is exploring different choices in its community to greatest accommodate different customers.
Metropolis of Higher Geelong Councillor and Leisure and Recreation Portfolio Chair, Peter Murrihy stated the council was encouraging additional group use of the aquatic services by freezing swim, pport and leisure charges in its Proposed Price range 2021/22.
He advisedf “now we have left our sport and recreation charges at pre-pandemic ranges as we would like individuals to benefit from the bodily, psychological and social advantages that these services supply,
“Our aquatic centres additionally play a significant function in offering water schooling and security packages for our group.”
The 50 metre pool at Leisurelink was initially put in at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Area for the 2007 FINA World Aquatics Championships earlier than being relocated to Geelong because the centrepiece of the brand new facility which opened in 2010.
The Metropolis of Higher Geelong launched the tender for the works contract final weekend.
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