The long-anticipated construction works on Gunnedah’s pools will start in a week.
Hines Constructions has been appointed by Gunnedah Shire Council to deliver the multi-million dollar Gunnedah Memorial Pool Renewel Project and will secure the site from Monday.
The outdoor pool complex and the western car park adjacent to Anzac Parade will be closed to the public for the duration of the works. Demolition of the 50-metre outdoor pool is expected to begin on Thursday, October 19.
“There is a 12-month time-frame on the constructions works, however the heated pool will remain open until works commence on the indoor facility mid-2018,” acting director of 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,” Mr Pass said.
“The newsletters will be uploaded to the council’s website.”