In 2018 a Conservation Management Plan identified $2 million in urgent works to the Maryborough Outdoor Pool were needed, with the Victorian Government providing valuable funding for the project last year.
The project, set to commence in October this year, will deliver much-needed maintenance works to the 50m pool, octagonal pool, filter and plant room and entrance pavilion.
Due to the timing of the project, unfortunately, this means that the Maryborough Outdoor Pool will not be open for the 2021/22 outdoor pool season.
Central Goldfields Shire General Manager Community Wellbeing Martin Collins said it was exciting to see works about to begin on this iconic and heritage-listed facility.
“Whilst the works are essential so that the facility doesn’t fall into disrepair, we understand the closure will cause inconvenience and disappointment to our local community.
“The timing for the works is based on expert advice, with warm weather preferable as low water table levels reduce the risk of damage to the pool shell. We are also required to deliver the project by mid-2022 to meet funding requirements.
“We are currently working in partnership with Maryborough Outdoor Pool management – Unified Community Sport & Leisure – to explore and create opportunities for local residents to access alternative pool facilities during the summer season.
“We’ll communicate more information on this in the coming months.”