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Pool upgrade construction works to commence

Construction works on the Gunnedah Memorial Pool Renewal Project will commence next week, with Hines Constructions appointed by Gunnedah Shire Council to deliver the multi-million dollar upgrade to the complex.

Hines Constructions will be securing the site from Monday, with the outdoor pool complex and the western carpark adjacent to Anzac Parade to be closed to the public for the duration of the works.

Demolition of the 50 metre outdoor pool is expected to begin on Thursday, 19 October.

“There is a 12-month timeframe on the constructions works, however the heated pool will remain open until works commence on the indoor facility mid-2018,” Acting Director Infrastructure Services Edward Paas said.

“We are trying to minimise the inconvenience to the community, however, we will deliver a state-of-the-art facility at the end of the upgrades.”

The $11.375 million project, which has been four years in planning, will see a new 50 metre outdoor pool, Kids Wet Play Area and new pavilion established. A new water filtration system will be installed to ensure all pools in the complex meet current sanitation standards. The existing amenities in the 25 metre pool enclosure will also be refurbished and disability access improved across the complex under the contract.

“Consultation via bi-monthly newsletters will continue throughout the life of the project to keep the community and key user groups up-to-date. The newsletters will be uploaded to Council’s website,” Mr Paas said.

Photo caption: Hines Constructions, of Bathurst will complete the pool works. Pictured, Mark Damon (Site Foreman, Hines Constructions) Scott Lane (Site Manager, Hines Constructions) and Mike Silver (Gunnedah Shire Council Special Projects Manager).


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