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Newlands Group awarded tender for Toowoomba’s Oakey Aquatic Centre upgrade

Newlands Group awarded tender for Toowoomba’s Oakey Aquatic Centre upgrade
September 20, 2021

Toowoomba Regional Council has awarded the tender for construction of a new kiosk and change rooms at Oakey Aquatic Centre to Toowoomba based business, Newlands Group, with upgrades to commence in the coming weeks.

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) Environment and Community Services Committee Chair, James O’Shea said the upgrades will include family change rooms and improved access and facilities for people with disabilities.

The $800,000 project is funded by the Queensland Government’s Unite and Recover program in association with Toowoomba Regional Council with the construction of the new change rooms and associated works expected to be completed by early 2022.

Councillor O’Shea noted “we’re proud to be carrying out upgrade projects across the Region to bring older facilities in line with modern building access standards for people with a disability.

“Council will work to minimise disruption for pool users, with the demolition of the existing facilities to be carried out at the end of the works, after the new building is finished and operational. These works will require the existing facilities to be demolished.”

The works will have minimal impact on the use of the pool during the 2021/22 summer season

Image Oakey Aquatic Centre courtesy of Belgravia Leisure (Managers of Oakey Aquatic Centre) 

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