22 June 2018
Gunnedah Shire Council received a project update at Wednesday’s Ordinary Council Meeting at the Breeza Hall, outlining key milestones on the Gunnedah Memorial Pool Complex Upgrade, with the dates set for the heated pool enclosure refurbishment.
Improvements to the Eric Arnold Heated Pool enclosure will commence from 23 July 2018 as part of the scheduled works. The work will involve a complete refurbishment of the existing amenities and replacement of the sanitation and filtration plant that services the 25-metres heated pool.
Gunnedah Shire Council’s Special Projects Manager Michael Silver said patrons are still encouraged to use the facility as the heated pool will remain open for much of this period, while the male, female and access amenities are refurbished.
“The heated pool will be closed for installation and commissioning of the new filtration plant from Monday, 12 September until Friday, 5 October, with final works completed by October 8,” Mr Silver said.
The modernisation of the existing change facilities will bring a fresh look for regular users and visitors.
“Upgrading the heated pool enclosure forms parts of stage 1a of the overall master plan for the complex and was identified by the community as an area needing improvement. The upgrade works will significantly improve the heated pool water quality and the amenities for patrons,” Mr Silver said.
The update also noted challenges with retention of the existing basement structure of the Main Pavilion that have led to a revised contract completion date of 22 November 2018.
Mr Silver said despite this delay, significant progress is being made on the Main Pavilion with the concrete floors being poured this week and preparations for the floor slab for the new Plant Room well advanced.
“We will continue to keep the community informed on the progress of the pool with regular updates and we are hoping to host an Open Day soon where community members can see the development first hand,” Mr Silver said.
Photo caption: Eric Arnold Heated Pool enclosure is receiving a facelift.
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