Car park works at recreation facility

A major upgrade
to drainage infrastructure around the Bellarine Aquatic and Sports Centre will
begin Monday 23 September.

The works will
see new stormwater drainage pipework installed, to remove the flooding risk to
buildings within Shell Road Reserve.

There have been
two significant flooding events in recent years, which have caused damage to
the Bellarine Aquatic and Sports Centre and adjoining facilities.

An engineering
investigation identified that the existing infrastructure could be improved, to
prevent any further issues.

The upgrade
will see a total of 74 car parks fenced off – around the centre and Boorai Centre
service road – to secure a safe construction area.

Public access
will be maintained via walkways, with traffic controllers to assist pedestrians
to move around the site.

Deliveries will
be maintained via the tennis court end of the access road for the majority of
the project.

The project is
expected to take between 6-8 weeks to complete.

Members of the
City’s recreation facility have been sent emails notifying them of the works,
with advisory signage also displayed throughout the centre.

The project has
also been communicated to users and visitors to the adjoining Boorai Centre.

Director Community Life Robyn Stevens

flooding events have impacted on Shell Road Reserve buildings in recent years,
leading to closures and clean-ups. This project
will help prevent re-occurrences and ensure users can continue to enjoy the
facilities all-year round. We would
encourage visitors to be patient during the works and to use the provided
walkways in the precinct.

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