As you can see, the water is in, turf laid….we are told by Mr Rick Modin from the Sports Club that it will be open mid March. The centre will feature a 10-lane Olympic training pool, with plans for a spa, gymnasium and secondary pool and facilities, including a children’s aquatic playground.

Aquatic centre facts (from Gympie Times 20.1.12)

Cost – $2 million plus

Construction jobs – 20

Permanent jobs – six

Funding – federal government plus club and community contributions and council in-kind assistance

Purpose – state-of-the-art aquatic centre, sport and recreation facility, learn-to-swim and life saving activities

Depth – 1.4m to 2m

Features – children’s aquatic playground, gymnasium, wheelchair access

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