An extensive winter maintenance program will close Toowoomba’s entire Milne Bay Aquatic Centre for a 10-day period starting from late June 2019.
Toowoomba Regional Council Community Development and Facilities portfolio leader Cr Geoff McDonald said closing the facility was the most efficient way to complete the upgrades.
“Council schedules required maintenance and upgrades for the coldest months to ensure we limit the inconvenience to patrons,” Cr McDonald said.
“This year the centre will close from 6.30pm on Friday, June 28 before a scheduled re-opening at 5.30am on Monday, July 8.
“Council is replacing and upgrading the indoor centre’s flooring in and around the toddler’s pool, program pool and beach entry.”
Other components of the project include:
• Maintenance and upgrade of the filtration system for the indoor 25m pool,
• Service and maintenance to the remaining pools that can not be achieved while in operation – the spa, program and toddler’s pool, and
• Major works will continue on the 50m concourse and are scheduled to be completed by the end of August.
Cr McDonald said Council was committed to improving facilities at the centre to offer patrons an enjoyable visit in modern, safe surroundings.
“The winter timeframe allows us to limit disruption to the public. There are no learn to swim classes at this time of the year so we have the opportunity to refresh the centre, including installing new equipment and performing maintenance at the gym.
“The Milne Bay Aquatic Centre has experienced another busy summer season with more than 97, 000 people visiting. After a period of concentrated use it is timely to upgrade our facilities.
“Council apologises for any inconvenience and looks forward to welcoming patrons to the refreshed centre on July 8.”