Construction of stage one of the Goulburn Aquatic Centre redevelopment will be underway in September after the contract was awarded at last night’s Council meeting.
The tender for design and construction was awarded to FDC Contracting for $27m, after negotiations on a modified layout for design and construction of the project. The total budget has been increased to $29.8m which includes Council costs of $2.8m for completion of the design, solar system, gym and café fit out and the outdoor pool works.
Mayor Bob Kirk stated this is a huge milestone in this once in a generation project for the region.
“It has been a significant amount of work to get to this point, and I’m really pleased to now have appointed the construction contract for stage one of the redevelopment. Preliminary works will now get underway, with a DA modification and early work construction certificate to be ticked off before construction begins in September.
“We expect this will be an 18th month build period, with a target date of April 2022 for commissioning and handover upon completion.”
The revised scope for the project includes:
- New 8 lane 25m indoor pool
- Refurbishment of the existing indoor pool for use as program pool
- Indoor leisure pool
- Expanded plaza and landscaping
- New entrance plaza
- Hydrotherapy pool
- New change rooms
- Café linking with Victoria Park
- Outdoor Pool upgrades
Once site works commence the indoor pool will be unavailable until completion of the project, including during the 2021 winter. To minimise impacts, the 50m outdoor pool will remain open for an extended period (September to April), although it will be closed during the 2021 winter.