More than 30 local businesses have been involved in the build of the Bundaberg Aquatic Centre as piling finishes at the site and the next stages of construction commence.
Head contractor Woollam has been overseeing the project which, once complete, will deliver a year-round, modern facility for fitness, education, therapy and recreation users.
Project manager Richard Ash said piling works began in January and were the beginning of “construction proper”.
“Piling was completed three weeks ago with more than 800 concrete piles installed to provide the foundations for the pools and buildings,” he said.
“Moving forward, the concrete base of the 50-metre pool has been completed, with pouring of the base of the 25-metre pool and program pools commencing this month.
“Construction of the pool walls will follow.”
Richard said early-morning works were being undertaken during this time.
“There may be times over the next couple of months where work commences earlier than usual to allow for weather conditions and to ensure the safety of workers,” he said.
“The adjustment of working hours is primarily centred around concrete works, as this is a time and labour-intensive activity.
“These works will be conducted over the next couple of months and nearby residents will be regularly updated on progress.”
Local traffic management plans have been developed to ensure construction activities are closely managed to reduce impacts on local roads and the community.
About the Aquatic Centre
The Bundaberg Aquatic Centre will provide the community with a new, FINA standard, covered, 50m, heated competition pool to support regional and state level events and training camps.
Additional indoor heated pools and multi-purpose rooms will be available for fitness, teaching and therapy programs, creating a facility able to offer a range of comprehensive health and fitness services.
Council has elected to deliver the project in a single stage over approximately three financial years.
Find out more about the project here.