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Jeril. Pool upgrades to start in April

By Daniel Hughes

Work is set to start in the first week of April to replace Jerilderie’s swimming pool complex.

Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae said the project, costing $1.96 million, involves the replacement of the 25m pool and toddler’s pool, as well as a new amenities block, lighting and shade sails.

Cr McRae said with the pool being about 50 years old, the upgraded complex will be an excellent outcome for the community.

“It’s terrific that we were able to secure funds for the project through the Stronger Communities Fund”, Cr McRae said.

“The need to keep within budget and time constraints, and ultimately deliver the best possible outcome for the community, has been of utmost importance to Council.”

Cr McRae also said the upgrade of the complex will provide disabled access which will enhance Council’s attention to building inclusiveness in our Council footprint.

“Additionally, it will ensure it complies with strict NSW Government regulations.

“We are extremely hopeful that the slide can be retrofitted so it meets government regulations as we know it’s a much-loved icon at the pool”, she said.

The final designs for the complex have been on display at the pool for the past month, with feedback from pool users quite favourable.

Council awarded the tender for the design and construction to Griffith pool design and construction firm, Total Creations and Services, at the December Council meeting.

The upgraded pool complex is scheduled to be completed in time for the opening of the 2020/21 swimming season in November.

At the time the Southern Riverina News went to print, a council meeting to discuss the procedures of some Murrumbidgee council projects was being held.

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