Plumbers Kyle Greaves and Mick Scott dig trenches around the new building’s foundations.
Plumbers Kyle Greaves and Mick Scott dig trenches around the new building’s foundations. Megan Pope

Work on M'boro pool forging ahead

THE revamped Maryborough Aquatic Centre is on track to open in time for the September school holidays, despite wet weather delays.

While January's rainfall is now a memory, Win Construction QLD site foreman Chris Jamieson said February's forecast was the primary concern for staff on the $5.3 million project.

"We've been lucky that the rain hasn't really affected what we are building currently," Mr Jamieson said.

"But we really need some dry weather soon, so that we can move forward with the project."

The pool's walls and floors need to be sealed together, which can only take place in dry weather, Mr Jamieson said.

"We've been lucky enough to pour the walls in the shallow end of the pool, but we need to seal them together before we can move on," he said.

"It's a procedure that will require at least two straight days without rain, so we are keeping an eye on the weather."

WCQ chief executive officer Daniel Poacher said a colour scheme had been selected to feature throughout the facility.

"At the moment we are working on the main buildings for the centre, which will be covered in a mosaic of blue tiles," Mr Poacher said.

"It's going to look fantastic when the facility is completed."

Fraser Coast Regional Council mayor Mick Kruger visited the pool site yesterday to oversee the changes made to the old site since construction began in October.

"It's great to hear that everything is going to schedule, and that the pool should be open for the September holidays," Cr Kruger said.

"Hopefully it will be open just in time for summer swimming lessons."



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