While the doors to Casey RACE and Casey ARC have been temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been some hard work happening behind the scenes!
At Casey RACE, a new balustrade and stairs leading to the slide tower have been installed, with resurfacing being completed on both the stairs and balcony.
The one large fan in the pool hall has been replaced with 16 new fans, to allow more fresh air to circulate throughout the hall and create significant energy savings for the facility.
The main pool and office areas will also get a makeover with painting works giving the area fresh new vibes.
At Casey ARC, major toilet and change room refurbishments have already been completed with new ‘no touch’ showers installed.
A fresh layer of paint has revamped the main pool hall and office areas, and three new sand filters have been installed in the warm water pool.
There are still more works to come and we are scheduling them now, while there are still restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unfortunately, to enable us to complete this next round of works means that the Casey RACE pools won’t be reopening on 1 June 2020, as per the change to restrictions announced by the Victorian Government.
Undertaking the works now means that when restrictions ease further this year, we will be able to open our whole facility to the community to enjoy again, just in time for the warmer weather.
We are currently considering tender responses to undertake retiling works in the warm water pool, leisure pool and the spa, steam and sauna areas at Casey RACE.
The retiling works are expected to take between 12-16 weeks to complete and will be commencing in the coming weeks.
During this time, we encourage members to access the aquatic facilities at Casey ARC. The Casey Arc 50m pool will be reopening from Monday 15 June for lap swimming and water-based rehabilitation only. A booking system will be available for 1-hour slots (45 minutes swimming and 15 minutes to change and exit). The centre will have reduced opening hours:
Monday – Friday AM: 6.00am – 10.00am
Monday – Friday PM: 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Weekends: 8.00am – 12.00pm
We apologise to the community for any inconvenience caused by this temporary closure of our aquatic facilities and look forward to welcoming you back soon to our new and improved facilities.