Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Flood-damaged Brisbane pool reopens

Brisbane City Council has reopened the municipality’s popular Jindalee Pool after the facility was severely damaged during the devastating February flood.

Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner said the Council had worked hard to ensure the pool was fully operational for summer.

“The Jindalee Pool has been a summer staple for many in the community, so to have it up and running again is fantastic, especially as many of our youngest residents start their summer holidays,” Lord Mayor Schrinner said.

“Our 22 pools across the city offer plenty of opportunities for fun, fitness, and recreation, and I know this will be a welcome way to spend many summer days for residents in and around Jindalee.”

Specialists worked on the venue to ensure the damaged plant, electrics, pool basin, and buildings were restored and fit for community use.

To celebrate the reopening, Council will host a ‘free entry’ open day at the pool on 17 December.

Brisbane swimmers will also be able to cool off this summer in the recently renovated Newmarket Pool, which opened today after an upgrade of the 50-metre pool.

Council provided $3.4 million towards the Newmarket Pool refurbishment project which was delivered by the leaseholder, the Miller Family.

“The 50-metre swimming pool has been expanded to include eight lanes with an access ramp, the replacement of all existing plant equipment and an upgrade of the filtration system on the 25-metre and wading pools,” said Lord Mayor Schrinner.

As part of the refurbishment, Council is rolling out the installation of more sustainable filtration methods over the older sand filtration methods.

Following the successful installation of similar technology at the Musgrave and Sandgate pools, the Newmarket 50-metre pool will also now benefit from the installation of the Neptune Benson Defender Ultra fine filter.

Lord Mayor Schrinner said Brisbane’s recovery from the flood would not have been possible without local residents.

“When the floods hit, we came together to help each other out and clean up the city,” he said.

“Since then, our rebuild and recovery efforts have taken massive strides forward.

“The return of the Jindalee Pool is another great example of the great progress that Council is making after one of the biggest natural disasters in Brisbane’s history.”

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