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City of Monash to refurbish Oakleigh Recreation Centre’s outdoor pool for summer

City of Monash to refurbish Oakleigh Recreation Centre’s outdoor pool for summer
July 8, 2021

The City of Monash has advised that the popular outdoor swimming pool at the Oakleigh Recreation Centre will be getting a facelift over the coming months.

Monash Council approved the $600,000 pool refurbishment project, which will include replacement of caulking, glue and old and lifting tiles where required, at its 29th June Council meeting.

Work on the pool refurbishment, being undertaken by On Time Developments Pty Ltd, started on 1st July and is expected to finish in time for the summer swimming season.

The pool upgrade follows the $25 million redevelopment of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre, unveiled in January, which included a larger gym, multiple fitness rooms, five new indoor multi-purpose sport courts and a state level gymnastics facility for Waverley Gymnastics Centre.

Monash Mayor, Brian Little said the project would ensure Oakleigh’s outdoor pool remained a popular attraction over the summer months, commenting “the pool refurbishment follows the Oakleigh Recreation Centre’s major redevelopment and cements its status as a state-of-the art facility.

“Its facilities are an asset for the whole community and offer something for everyone. As we emerge from COVID, recreation facilities will play an even more important role in keeping us active.”

The works include:

  • A complete evaluation of the pools
  • Removal of failed tiling
  • Preparation of the walls and floors to accept new tiles
  • New tiling
  • Caulking of the expansion joints
  • Clean up prior to refilling the pools.

The Centre’s 50 metre lap pool, dive pool, multi-purpose pool and toddler splash and play areas are open from November until March each year.

Images: Oakleigh Recreation Centre from the air (top) and the Centre's popular 50 metre pool which is now being refurbished (below).

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