Milne Bay Aquatic Centre’s (MBAC) 50-metre outdoor pool will re-open in early October after some much needed maintenance.
Toowoomba Regional Council Community Development and Facilities portfolio leader Cr Geoff McDonald said the rectification work was more complex than expected which delayed the anticipated pool reopening.
“The additional works were identified once the pool was emptied and unfortunately have taken longer to resolve.
“The good news is that once these works are completed it will extend the life of the 50 metre pool for the community to use.
“The works involved draining of the pool for a major refurbishment of the pools floor and centre feed line inlet water handling supply.
“Milne Bay Aquatic Centre’s gym, group fitness and crèche have remained open throughout the maintenance works.”
“Council apologises to residents for the extended closure but the works were necessary and it is better they were carried now rather than in the middle of summer.
“These maintenance works will ensure the facility remains in great condition for years to come.
“Milne Bay Aquatic Centre is a fantastic facility that promotes healthy lifestyles in our region,” Cr McDonald said.
“The Aquatic Centre had over 225,000 visitations during the last 12 months with patrons ranging from the very young to the elderly.
“The centre hosted some 30 swimming carnivals ranging from primary school to high school to regional championships.”
During the last 12 months, staff of the centre delivered water safety programs to over 800 school students throughout the region, 100 student and parents via the Downs Little Lifeguards, and engaged in the region’s local refugee community teaching over 30 adult’s water safety.
For more information about Milne Bay Aquatic Centre, visit http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/ or call 131 872.