The transformation of Mittagong Pool is well underway thanks to a multi-million dollar make-over designed to extend the life of one of the Shire’s favourite public pools.
Contractors working on behalf of Council have spent the past few months demolishing the old toddlers pool and excavating and replacing the ‘return line’ which feeds water to the 50 metre pool.
Workers are now mid-way through reconfiguring the site to include a new water play area for our youngest swimmers. Work has also commenced on levelling the main pool deck and increasing the depth of the main pool by an additional 150mm.
Once these components are completed, a new liner and refurbished filtration system will also be installed. At the same time the Play Pool will receive a new stand-alone heating and filtration system. Other improvements will include an accessible ramp from the kiosk entry level to the pool deck and tuition seating for the Learn to Swim pool. A shade sail will complete the overhaul.
All up these works are part of a $2.5 million upgrade designed to preserve and enhance the pool which was first opened in 1931.
Importantly, the old amenities block hasn’t been forgotten in the makeover and will also undergo a $600,000 upgrade that will include a new Kiosk, First Aid Room and refurbished Change Rooms.
All together the project should be open in time for the start of this summer’s swim season and will continue to ensure our Shire’s oldest public baths keep its visitors fit and refreshed for years to come.
The pool upgrade project is part funded through an interest subsidy provided under the NSW State Government’s Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS). The Kiosk renewal project is funded from Council’s Infrastructure Recovery Scheme.