Australia’s $15 million swimming pool is getting a $15m upgrade
Posted On July 12, 2021
The swimming pool in the southern state of Queensland has been upgraded to a $2.8 million design, the first of its kind in the country.
Key points:The new pool will be installed in the town of Cairns in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast stateThe cost of the new pool is $15.7 millionThe pool was built on a 30-acre site in the small town of Tuggeranong, about 45km south of BrisbaneThe state Government will fund the project with $2 million from the Queensland Government’s Housing and Community Development Infrastructure Fund (HCIDI)The pool will replace an older pool, which was built in 2010 and is currently operated by a private company, which is now owned by the Queensland government.
The project was announced by the state Government in September, but it was not yet known when the new swimming pool would be completed.
The new design includes a large, open pool area, making it more accessible for recreational swimming.
It is expected to take about four months to build.
The Pool Board Association of Queensland (PBAQ) welcomed the news, saying it was a positive development for the local community.
“It’s a great opportunity for the people of Toggeranung, who are the only community in the region to have a pool in their area,” PBAQ chief executive Andrew Johnson said.
“We’ve always been in touch with them, but now we can be part of the process.”PBAUQ has been in talks with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (DMRT) about the future of the pool.”DMRT is currently working with us to identify the best site for the future pool,” Mr Johnson said, adding that work was expected to be completed in early 2021.
The pool is expected be able to accommodate up to 200 people at a time, including up to 12 adults.
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