WORKS to the Gunnedah Memorial Pool upgrade are well under way, with construction crews busy excavating, laying foundations and preparing for future concrete pouring.
The future 50-metre pool is currently taking shape with pipes and foundation concrete having already been laid.
Gunnedah Shire Council (GSC) project manager Mike Silver said works were still on schedule.
“We are still on track for our completion date in mid-October and so far nothing has happened to change that,” Mr Silver said.
“At the moment we are seeing quite a lot of excavation work still being done as well as some foundation work for the new pavilion as well.”
The project manager said excavation works had uncovered foundations from the former pavilion.
“It’s quite interesting that we uncovered some of the old concrete foundations for the old pavilion,” he said.
“We found a few concrete pillars while excavating and it is very interesting to see how the pool was initially built in 1955.”
Despite the discovery, Mr Silver said works to the new pavillion have continued uninterrupted.
“In terms of the pavilion the big things going on are the excavation of footings and pier holes and getting the site ready to bring up to floor level,” he said
Current works to the 50-metre pool are in preparation of concrete being poured for the new pool’s floor.
“So at the moment we are tying off steal, finishing off the water feeds and alike,” Mr Silver said.
“Following that, we will be getting ready to get steel in there for the floors and in a couple of weeks pour the concrete for the floors, which will be done in about three or four sections.
“The pouring of concrete for the floor should take around a week and we should see a big visual change around the place in about a month or so.”
Works to the $11.4 million upgrade began with a sod-turning ceremony in mid-October last year and is expected to be complete in October this year.