With approximately 3,000 cubic metres of concrete poured to date and structural steel now being erected the Bundaberg Aquatic Centre continues to take shape.
The state-of-the-art and year-round facility, which will cater to training, competition, learn-to-swim and rehabilitation, is on track and the structures are now clearly visible.
The significant project is set to offer immense potential to boost the local economic, social and health outcomes for the entire community.
The 50 m international competition standard pool, 25 m pool and the program pool have now been poured with hydrostatic testing of all the structures underway.
Structural steel for several multipurpose and hire rooms is being erected, which will allow sports groups and community organisations to undertake out-of-pool activities within the facility.
The 50 m x 10 lane pool will be international competition (FINA) standard, providing state-of-the-art training facilities for the region’s elite and up-and-coming athletes.
This will accommodate and attract more regional, national and even international competitions to the region, designed with appropriate judging, timing and marshalling facilities.
When completed, all three pools in the new Bundaberg Aquatic Centre will be accessible, including lifts, ramps and ladders. The 25 m and warm program pool will also have a hoist.
The centre will also have one accessible adult change space with a ceiling hoist. There will also be a second ceiling hoist in one of the accessible toilets.
It is anticipated that construction of the structures which will sit over the pools and the buildings to service the site, including a kiosk and administration areas, will commence late 2023 or early 2024, weather permitting.
The Bundaberg Aquatic Centre has been funded with support from the Queensland Government Works for Queensland program.
Read more on the project page.