Rain delays start of work on Hervey Bay heated pool roof

WORK is underway to build a roof over the 25m outdoor heated pool at the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre.

Mayor Gerard O'Connell said work on the $350,000 project was scheduled to start last week but rain delays forced the start date to be pushed back.

"Crews were able to get on site today (Thursday) and start dewatering and concrete cutting around the pool," he said.

"The pitched roof will feature clear drop-down curtains, similar to those used on the hydro-pool at the Maryborough Aquatic Centre."

WIN Constructions was awarded the design and construct tender in December last year.

"A project of this size involves not only the architectural design, but has to factor in structural, electrical and hydraulic aspects so it's a big job," Cr O'Connell said.

He said work crews would be able to start drilling the support piers early next week.

"The long-range forecast is looking pretty good and, weather permitting, the project should be finished around mid-to-late May," Cr O'Connell said.

Stage one of flood repairs at the Maryborough Aquatic Centre were also on track and set to open on the first weekend in May.

"We opted for a staged opening so people could start enjoying the facilities again as soon as possible," Cr O'Connell said.

Stage one included the 25m and 50m pools, canteen and amenities blocks.

Crews have started cutting the concrete around the 25m outdoor heated pool at the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre to build a new roof.
Crews have started cutting the concrete around the 25m outdoor heated pool at the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre to build a new roof. Contributed


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