Griffith City Council’s 50m pool project is taking shape, with contractors edging closer to completion.
The project, part of the $26.5M Sports Precinct funded by Building Better Regions Fund (Australian Government), Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund (NSW Government), and Griffith City Council, features the construction of a 50m pool, new change rooms and toilets, accessibility ramp into the pool, and a new pump room to accommodate the needs of the new infrastructure.
Council’s Director Business, Cultural and Financial Services, Mr Max Turner said he is pleased with the progress being made and is currently finalising plans for the opening in 2021.
“Hines Constructions have worked very hard and under some difficult circumstances to deliver this project, and we are excited to announce we will be holding a community ‘We Love Our Pool’ Open Day on Sunday 14 February 2021,” said Mr Turner.
“This will be the first day the community will be able to enjoy the new pool facilities and we will be celebrating with free entry, a free BBQ and a DJ to create a real party atmosphere.
“The event also coincides with the 21st birthday of Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre – what better way to celebrate these significant milestones!”
Contractors will be looking to fill the pool during the first week of January, with the remaining aspects of the project set to be finalised by the end of January.
Council’s Leisure Services Manager, Mr Alan Anderson said he is excited to see the project coming to fruition.
“There has been a lot of community support for the 50m pool and we understand this has been quite a lengthy progress,” said Mr Anderson.
“We are looking forward to being able to open the new facilities for the community to enjoy in February.
“We have booked in several School Swimming Carnivals for early February and will be using these to ensure we have all our processes in place before opening to the wider community on 14 February,” he added.