Bundaberg Aquatic Centre construction is underway, with work to drive more than 800 concrete piles into the site starting today.
Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor, Jack Dempsey said the concrete pile installation marked the start of “construction proper” on the project.
“The new aquatic centre will be founded on over 800 driven concrete piles which range in length up to 18 metres long,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“The piles will support the facility which will feature an Olympic sized, FINA-standard pool and two 25-metre pools targeted at learn to swim and rehabilitation opportunities.
“From here we will start to see the aquatic centre taking shape as we move closer to the completion of this state-of-the-art facility.
“This centre will boost jobs, improve social and health outcomes for all and spur economic growth. It’s certainly a very exciting day to see construction officially underway.”
Work to drive the concrete piles will continue throughout January, February and into March, the Mayor said.
Weather permitting, the concrete pile installation is expected to be completed in March, after which time pool construction will begin.
The Bundaberg Aquatic Centre has been funded with support from the Queensland Government Works for Queensland program.