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Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre set to recommence operations

Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre set to recommence operations
July 11, 2021

Inundated by flood waters that affected the Nambucca Valley in NSW during March, the Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre will start a staggered re-opening as of tomorrow (Monday 12th July).

The Centre’s hydrotherapy pool and learn to swim classes will recommence from tomorrow while the outdoor 50 metre pool will reopen as of 30th August.

Closure of the facility has required the Council to repair the heat pump and gas heater in the hydrotherapy pool as well as cleaning out the facility.

The outdoor 50 metre pool is also having a new heating system installed.

Work is continuing on repairing the Centre's gym but that it unlikely to be completed before September.

Commenting on the work, Nambucca Valley Council General Manager, Michael Coulter, told News Of The Area “the gym incurred substantial damage in the 19th to 21st March rain/flood event to the extent that the (Centre’s) ceiling and wall between the weights room and floor exercise room had to be demolished before it fell.”

In order for the gym to be repaired and back in us, Coulter noted “before the ceiling and wall is replaced there will need to be a redesign and upgrade of a box gutter and downpipes between the two rooms.”

Images: The outdoor 50 metre pool (top) and hydrotherapy pool (below) at the Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre.

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