Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Charters Towers pool plan floated with public


Charters Towers Regional Council is seeking community input on the look, feel and functionality of planned upgrades to the Kennedy Regiment Memorial Pool.

Council has received $7.8 million from the Queensland Government through the Resources Community Infrastructure Fund (RCIF) to replace the 51-year-old Kennedy Regiment Memorial Pool.

Following the signing of contracts and planning, Council is now commencing Community Engagement.

Councillor Kate Hastie, whose portfolio includes pools, said community engagement is an important part of the planning process. 

“Upgrading Kennedy Regiment Memorial Pool is a massive undertaking and Council wants to hear from the community to gain insight about their thoughts for this facility,” she said.

“I really want to encourage the community to get involved and have their say to help guide the pool’s design.

“We want to make sure we don’t miss anything as we move through the process from concept designs to the final stages before work commences,” said Cr Hastie.

Final feedback will be considered for inclusion in the scope of works for the design of the facility then presented to the community for feedback and review, she said.

As part of the funding submission, Council submitted concept ideas that included a new aquatic facility, new free form toddlers pool, new water filtration system, refurbished amenities, enhanced spectator seating and a new lighting system.

“Council will be restricted in some aspects of the project, including the location and budget, however we want to try to accommodate as much community ideas and concepts as possible within the new design.”

“The proposed upgrades will provide a contemporary facility that will provide an amazing sporting, training and recreational venue as well as a health and social hub for the community,“ said Cr Hastie.

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