Cleveland Aquatic Centre will begin re-opening to the public from Wednesday 14 October 2020, with the 25-metre outdoor pool, indoor pool and children’s play pool to open for use.
Work is continuing on the centre’s 50-metre pool.
The partial re-opening from next Wednesday follows the successful testing of completed plumbing and electrical works, replacement of the indoor and 25-metre pool filter mediums, as well as refurbishment of the children’s play pool, centre kiosk and centre-wide painting, decking, tiling and landscaping.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said while work continued on the 50-metre pool and its major filter replacement, patrons would see a huge difference already at the revitalised centre.
“This work has created local employment and generated economic recovery when our city needed it most, including using mainly local contractors and materials,” she said.
“We are looking forward to a formal re-opening when the remaining works on the 50-metre pool are completed, including the arrival of the new filter from the manufacturers.
‘In the meantime, I would like to thank contractors and Council project staff who have toiled hard to ensure the centre was able to re-open in October as promised and in time for warmer weather.”
Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said the partial re-opening to the public would be welcomed for many users who have waited patiently, first with COVID-19 closure and then major renewal and repair works.
“In the coming weeks, centre patrons will hopefully see work progress on the fenced 50-metre pool, with the installation of the new pool filter behind the pool pump house.
“Until then, work will continue on some remaining 50-metre pool painting, jointing and tiling repairs.
“Council and centre operator Belgravia Leisure are anticipating the completion of the remaining 50-metre pool work by the end of the year and are excited to welcome patrons back in the meantime.
“It will be well worth taking the necessary time to complete these upgrades and improvements properly, and I thank the public, especially regular patrons, for their patience.”
Council acknowledges the State Government’s COVID Works for Queensland Funding contribution of $830,000 towards this project.