Year round learn-to-swim classes will now be available at Beenleigh with today’s official opening of a new aquatic facility.
City of Logan Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley said a $5.5 million redevelopment of the existing Beenleigh Aquatic Centre had delivered an indoor heated program pool to Beenleigh for the first time.
Cr Dalley said the indoor pool would turn the Beenleigh Aquatic Centre, built in 1962, into an all-weather facility.
“We are pleased to deliver this redevelopment as part of a joint funding arrangement between Logan City Council and the Queensland Government,” she said.
State Member for Macalister Melissa McMahon represented Queensland Sport, Housing and Public Works and Digital Technology Minister Mick de Brenni at the opening.
City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said the new centre would assist Council to deliver its vision for an active and healthy community as part of the Active Logan Strategy.
Stage one of the redevelopment plan included construction of a heated indoor pool, a shaded water play zone for young children, a kiosk, an office, plant equipment and change facilities, including specialised facilities for people with disabilities.
“The year-round heated pool will allow for programs such as learn-to-swim, aqua aerobics and water walking,” Cr Swenson said.
Councillor Jennie Breene said the centre’s new facilities meant a lot to the local community in terms of jobs and improved community infrastructure.
“Laurie Lawrence’s swim school will also now be operating year round at the new Beenleigh centre,” Cr Breene said.
“This means a new generation of children will be able to access Laurie’s world-renowned quality teaching methods and programs and gain valuable new skills.”