The $600,335 upgrade to the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre is nearing completion.
The indoor swimming pool complex will re-open next week following the completion of the new change room facilities.
As part of the upgrade a new Changing Places change room was installed to allow people of all abilities to use and enjoy the Leisure Centre’s pool facilities.
The new Changing Places change rooms is fully accessible with a change table, toilet, shower, ceiling-mounted hoist and compliant grab rails.
In addition, the male and female change rooms have been renovated, The upgraded facilities now include new toilets, showers, seating, flooring, improved ventilation, new water efficient fittings, non-slip flooring, new benches to suit people with mobility issues, hand basins and dividing partitioning walls.
The final part of the upgrade will see the Matthew Dellavedova Stadium improved with floor and seating replacements, resurfacing and new line marking to cater for a variety of sports. This is expected to be complete by the end of July.
Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said the $600,335 upgrade is exciting for the Leisure Centre’s members and users.
“The renovations in the indoor pool complex will make the facility much more user-friendly and inclusive for anyone visiting the facility.
“This project will see the Centre become a first class sports and leisure centre for not only those in our Shire but for those travelling to use our facilities from further afield.
“We hope the upgrade encourages more people in our community to get active more often and I’m looking forward to seeing the upgraded facility enjoyed by those of all ages.”
The project has been made possible thanks to $430,000 from the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Victoria Community Facility Funding Program, $113,556 from the Federal Government’s Move It Australia Grant Program, $49,878 from Council as part of the 2019/2020 Budget and $6,901 raised through community funds at the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre.