An olympic swimming pool in Murray Bridge is getting a multi-million dollar makeover.
The Rural City of Murray Bridge has obtained a $1 million grant from the State Government implement stage one of the Swimming Centre Masterplan.
Mayor Brenton Lewis (pictured on left with Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick and CEO Michael Sedgman) said the ageing council facility was originally built in the late 1950s, and is in need of a significant upgrade to meet the needs of the community that had grown around it.
“Council recognises Murray Bridge is the regional centre for the Murraylands and requires facilities that reflect that responsibility,” Mayor Lewis said.
“The Masterplan is a long term vision for the existing site, which includes a 25metre indoor pool, learn to swim pool, hydrotherapy pool, crèche, meeting rooms and gym.”
The current Swimming Centre is an outdoor facility open during the summer months. Council’s Swimming Centre Masterplan outlines a staged development that would enable year round use of the pool.
Stage one of the plan is a $2.8 million redevelopment of the existing Olympic size swimming pool, change facilities, plant room modifications and renewed pipework.
Work is set to begin at the end of the current swimming season in March 2020 and should be completed by the end of October 2020.
View the concept design here.
Cambrai Pool to Be Ready for Summer
Further up the Murray in Cambrai, swimmers will see upgrades completed for this year’s swimming season.
Through Drought Communities funding, over $250,000 has been secured with 'Friends of the Cambrai Pool' also raising money needed for the upgrades.
It is set to open 1 December 2020.