Childers residents are getting excited about the opening of their new-look pool which has been redesigned to feature a roof and heating.
Gerry and Norma Hoogenboom say the pool will become a landmark for the community.
“We’re both impressed with the progress on the Childers Pool,” Mr Hoogenboom said.
“We’re sure the pool will become a landmark to anyone visiting or passing through.
“We congratulate Mayor Dempsey, Bundaberg Regional Council and all the staff for their work and support of Childers.”
Bundaberg firm Jeff Lennox Builder was awarded the project contract and Jeff Lennox said he was delighted to be involved.
“We have had a long and successful association with Council, having been involved in projects like the Turtle Playground, Hinkler Hall of Aviation and the Bundaberg Airport,” he said.
“We have a local workforce of around 15 and these projects certainly help keep our team busy.”
Jeff said the curved roof had visual appeal which blends with the heritage character of Childers.
“I’m thrilled that people are speaking favourably about the design as it does create something unique in Childers,” he said.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the upgrade would provide the local community with a facility that encourages recreational and competitive use over a longer period.
“This is a key project for the local community,” he said.
“The upgrade to the Childers Pool will include heating in addition to the roof covering which provides an all-weather and sun-safe aspect.”
Deputy Mayor and divisional representatives Bill Trevor said some unexpected maintenance issues had arisen during construction with corroded pipes and the Childers Pool project was now expected to be completed in November.
“I encourage everyone to support this upgraded facility when it opens,” he said.
Improvements to the Isis War Memorial Pool were made possible with funding from the Australian Government, Bundaberg Regional Council and Gin Gin Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank.