THE Maryborough Aquatic Centre will reopen later this month after major flood repairs were carried out for the second time in 2022.
The centre was affected by both floods in the Heritage City earlier this year and was closed to the public for a total of five months.
Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said the aquatic centre suffered considerable damage as a result of the floods and required repairs throughout the facility.
“Work needed to be done on all three pools while repairs were also required on the toddlers’ water play area, the gym, the toilets and change facilities, the external showers, the kiosk, the first aid room, the meeting room and the office,” Cr Seymour said.
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“Constant wet weather slowed down the works, but we are pleased the Maryborough Aquatic Centre can reopen to the community at the end of the month, just in time for the school holidays.
“To celebrate and to thank residents for their patience, we are offering pool patrons free entry on the reopening day of Monday 27 June.”
The 16-metre indoor program pool, the 25-metre pool and the toddlers’ water play area would all reopen on Monday 27 June, while the 50-metre pool was expected to be ready for use by mid-July.
“The 50-metre pool will be filled later this month, but we need about two weeks to test and treat the water to the standard required for swimming,” Cr Seymour explained.
Residents with annual passes will be offered an extension of time on their passes.
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“Council will start processing pass extensions from Monday 27 June and the preference is for this to be done by sending an email to email@example.com,” Cr Seymour said.
“Being flooded twice in two months and carrying out major repairs during a building boom has been challenging, but we are looking forward to welcoming patrons back to the Maryborough Aquatic Centre soon.”
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