Media Release - Contract for CentrePoint Upgrade Awarded

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Council has awarded the contract to undertake Stage 1 of the CentrePoint Sports and Leisure Centre upgrade worth $4,293,791 to Hines Construction Pty Ltd.  

Key features of the project include; renovation of toilets and change rooms, new pre/post shower area and raising the water level of all 3 pools to concourse level.   Accessibility will be significantly improved through the installation of a new pool pod to the 25m pool, construction of a compliant access ramp to the middle pool and new unisex accessible toilet facilities which are also family change rooms.

Behind the scenes, the upgrade will include a complete upgrade of the plant room and all pipework, installation of a new, modern water disinfection/filtration plant and the ability to separate the temperature control for each of the 3 individual pools.  This will mean lap swimmers can swim at the recommended 26° and the middle pool can enjoy water exercise and hydrotherapy up to a maximum 32°.

The warmer water in the middle pool will comfortably cater for water aerobics and Learn to Swim classes; helping to prevent chattering teeth from the cold during lessons. The new toddler pool incorporating an aqua slide tower will assist and encourage younger children to experience water in a safe and interactive environment.

Deputy Mayor, David Kingham is looking forward to the completion of works as it is critical upgrade for the facility.

‘These works are vital for the pools to remain operational for the future, the pools and plant infrastructure were built over 50 years ago so it is in much need of an upgrade.

‘The community will benefit from comfortable water temperatures to suit their activities, improved accessibility for all persons and the addition of a new children’s play tower is a very exciting addition,’ said Cr Kingham


In 2018 stage 1 of the project received $1.9 million funding from the Australian Government under the Building Better Regions Fund.  Blayney Shire Council will match the grant funding through a $2 million dollar loan and also draw upon cash reserves to fund the project.

‘Council will continue to develop and finalise plans for Stage 2 of the Major Upgrade including; a new thermally insulated roof, additional solar PV panels and creation of additional openings which will allow increased natural air flow reducing reliance on mechanical ventilation’, said Director of Planning and Environmental Services Mark Dicker. This will put Council is in the best position to seek additional funding opportunities for stage 2.

The pool hall is expected to be closed from mid-July to March 2020. The dry courts, gym and fitness classes will still be in operation with the gym soon to launch extended hours access where members will be able to use the gym from 4:30am – 11:00pm all year round outside of staffed hours.

‘Council is also investigating in the meantime some swimming pool entry options in both Orange and Bathurst for our regular swimming groups’ concluded Cr Kingham.

CentrePoint Sport & Leisure Centre
Stage 1 Aquatic & Building Upgrades 

 

ELEMENT

 

DETAILS

 

Accessibility upgrades

· Installation of a pool pod to 25m pool,

· Construction of a compliant ramp to the middle pool,

· Construction of 6 new accessible bathrooms,

 

25m and middle pool upgrades

 

 

· Construction of new edge guttering to both pools, raising the water level to the concrete concourse,

· Relining the pools with a new watertight lining system,

· Installation of new diving blocks,

· Installation of new automated sub surface pool covers.

 

 

Toddler Pool

· Demolition of existing pool and construction of a new larger 300mm deep pool area incorporating new children’s play tower

 

Plant room & plant infrastructure

· Construction of entirely new Plant room infrastructure including;

- New pump room and infrastructure,

- New pipe infrastructure and balance tanks

- New UFF Water treatment system,

- Additional oxidation side stream system.

· Creation of individual pool temperature control for each of the 3 pools (currently all 3 run at 28 degrees)

- 25m pool will be set at the recommended lap swimming temperature of 26°

- Middle pool can enjoy water exercise and hydrotherapy up to a maximum 32°.

 

 

Building Works

· Reconfiguration and full renovation of toilets and change rooms including; lighting, under tile heating and new mechanical ventilation,

· Creation of a new pre and post swim shower area.

For further information please contact:
Megan Rodd, Manager Tourism and Communications, Blayney Shire Council
Ph 6368 2104 or mob 0499 933 163

Last modified: 19 Jun 2019

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