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Winter refurbishment complete at Ravenswood Community Pool

Winter refurbishment complete at Ravenswood Community Pool
July 7, 2020

The Ravenswood Community Pool in outback Queensland will be ready to open for the swimming season after undergoing surface refurbishment and other works.

The works included cleaning, acid wash, minor patching of imperfections, the application of epoxy membrane concrete sealer and epoxy swimming pool paint.

Other works will include repairs to the pool fencing and gates and upgrading the treatment plant drainage.

The $50,000 refurbishments works were fully funded by the Works for Queensland (W4Q) program, an initiative of the Queensland Government and supports regional Councils to undertake job-creating infrastructure projects.

The Ravenswood pool works were announced last year as part of Council’s priority projects for the 2019-2021 round of Works for Queensland (W4Q).

Charters Towers Regional Council had received more than $10.5 million across the three rounds of Works for Queensland, including almost $2 million from the latest COVID round.

Commenting on the refurbishment, Queensland Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe stated “projects such as the Ravenswood pool, which are only able to be completed because of this program, are terrific example of state and local governments working together in partnership,” he said.

“We are now focussed on Queenslanders uniting and recovering from this pandemic.”

Charters Towers Mayor Frank Beveridge said the repair works undertaken at the Ravenswood pool will meet the needs of the community for years to come, noting “it’s fantastic we’ve been able to undertake repairs to the Ravenswood pool, which is well used by the community. The works should extend the life of the pool for years to come.

“Works for Queensland funding is a great initiative which allows us to repair and replace our ageing infrastructure and create jobs in our region.

“Council will continue to advocate the State Government for future funding and for the continuation for the Works for Queensland program.”

Located 120 kilometres south of Townsville and 90 kilometres east of Charters Towers in central Queensland, the heritage-listed township of Ravenswood was once a thriving gold mining town.

Image courtesy of Charters Towers Regional Council/Facebook.

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