Ideal weather conditions this past weekend saw over 1000 patrons attend the reopening of Mittagong Pool after a multi-million dollar make-over project was completed.
Mittagong Pool the Shire’s oldest public swimming facility, reopened to the public on Saturday 9 January 2016.
“The pool contains a wealth of history and natural beauty,” said Council’s General Manager Ann Prendergast.
“These upgrades will extend the life of this wonderful community pool for generations to come.”
The pool project which was part funded through the NSW State Government’s Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS), which provides an interest rate subsidy, was scheduled to be completed mid-December 2015.
Delays with the electricity provider postponed the commissioning of the plant. Once the plant was commissioned, a return gutter belonging to the original pool was found to be leaking.
Further delays were encountered due to the availability of contractors during the busy Christmas and New Year period.
“Unfortunately we were forced to delay the opening of the pool until the leak could be fixed,” Ms Prendergast continued.
“Now that the pool is open, Council is delighted to share with the community the wonderful transformation of Mittagong Pool,” she said.
Improvements include a new shaded water play area for our youngest swimmers as well as an integrated Learn to Swim pool. Other improvements include levelling of the main pool deck which is now accessible via a ramp from the kiosk entry level and an increase in the depth of the main pool by an additional 150mm.
Importantly the old amenities block has also undergone a $600,000 upgrade funded from Council’s Infrastructure Recovery Scheme and included a new kiosk, First Aid Room and refurbished Change Rooms.
An official opening will be held in coming weeks.
For further information on all of Council’s swimming facilities including locations, costs, swim clubs, admission dates and times, visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/swimming-pools.