Upgrades nearing completion for keen swimmers

By Daniel Hughes

Upgrades to the Jerilderie’s swimming pool complex will be finished in time for swim season.

The project, costing $1.96 million, involves the replacement of the 25m pool and toddlers’ pool, as well as a new amenities block, lighting and shade sails.

The previous facilities stood for about 50 years and were in need of refurbishment after no longer meeting current health and safety requirements.

Murrumbidgee Council general manager John Scarce said the upgrade to Jerilderie Swimming Pool Complex is progressing well since starting construction earlier this year.

Mr Scarce said some council projects, such as Coleambally Sports Precinct upgrade and the refurbishment of Yamma Hall, have been held up due to the contractors and border restrictions, but fortunately the pool has not been affected.

‘‘The tiling has been completed and both the filtration and amenities rooms are nearing completion.

‘‘We are looking forward to having the works completed in November.’’

The final designs for the complex were displayed at the pool the earlier this year, with feedback from pool users quite favourable, according to council.

The tender for the design and construction was awarded to a Griffith pool design and construction firm, Total Creations and Services, at the 2019 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.

The project is funded by Stronger Country Communities round two and Stronger Communities Fund grants.