The tender to build a shade structure over the Isis Memorial Swimming Pool at Childers has been awarded to local contractor Jeff Lennox Builder.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the work was part of a significant upgrade of the Childers pool which would convert the facility into a heated and covered facility.
“This is an exciting project for the Childers community and it’s great to see it moving ahead,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“It is also a terrific result for the community to see the work go to a local business.”
A tender was also awarded to Supreme Heating for the heating component of the works which will be installed when the shade structure is completed.
Mayor Dempsey said while Council was still waiting on a finalised works program from the contractor, the project was expected to be completed later this year.
“These new facilities will be in place before the pool reopens for the summer swimming season,” he said.
“This upgrade will mean residents can swim in comfort through rain, hail or shine and also creates opportunities to extend the operating times for the pool throughout the year.”
The Isis Memorial Swimming Pool upgrade is a joint initiative of Bundaberg Regional Council and the Federal Government.
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