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Construction underway at new Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre
Construction has begun on Gympie Regional Council’s new $22.25 million aquatic facility.
To known as the Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre, the facility will include a 50 metre outdoor regional competition pool, a 25 metre heated indoor pool, a leisure pool/splash pad, a children’s activity zone with tipping bucket, and dual water slides.
Designed by Queensland architects Liquid Blu A+R, the project has received financial backing from the Federal and Queensland Governments – with the Federal Government contributing $5 million to the project through the National Stronger Regions Fund.
A breaking ground ceremony for the facility at the end of January was attended by Gympic Mayor Mick Curran, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad.
Speaking at the opening, Deputy Prime Minister Truss commented on the significance of regional pools in Australia, stating that Australia's interest in swimming pools came about in 1956, after the Olympics, when Australia did well in the swimming.
He explained “every town in Australia wanted what was then called an Olympic pool, such as Gympie's memorial pool.
"But they are no longer adequate and have all reached their use by date.”
For more information go to www.gympie.qld.gov.au/aquaticcentre
Image: Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre design courtesy of Liquid Blu A+R.
21st January 2016 - ROCKHAMPTON MEMORIAL AQUATIC CENTRE OFFICIALLY OPENED AND FULLY OPERATIONAL
4th May 2015 - OUTDOOR SEASONAL POOLS UNDER ONGOING THREATS
10th March 2015 - DESIGNS RELEASED FOR NEW GYMPIE AQUATIC FACILITY
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