Thursday, April 25, 2024

Tender awarded for Toowoomba aquatic centre works

Tender for construction of new facilities at Toowoomba’s Oakey Aquatic Centre has been awarded to local company, Newlands Group.

Toowoomba Region Council (TRC) says construction of a new kiosk and change rooms at the centre is on track to commence in the coming weeks, with works expected to be completed by early 2022.

TRC Environment and Community Services Committee Chair, Councillor James O’Shea said the upgrades will include family change rooms and improved access and facilities for people with disabilities.

“We’re proud to be carrying out upgrade projects across the Region to bring older facilities in line with modern building access standards for people with a disability,” Cr O’Shea said.

“Council will work to minimise disruption for pool users, with the demolition of the existing facilities to be carried out at the end of the works, after the new building is finished and operational.

“These works will require the existing facilities to be demolished.”

He said the works will have minimal impact on the use of the pool during the 2021/22 summer season, which began on Saturday.

The $800,000 project is funded by the Queensland Government’s Unite and Recover program in association with TRC.

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