Stage 1 Beenleigh Pool redevelopment gets “go-ahead”
Published: 4 July 2016
Work will soon commence on the redevelopment of the Beenleigh Aquatic Centre thanks to a partnership funding arrangement between Logan City Council and the state government.
When completed, stage 1 of the Beenleigh Aquatic Centre Redevelopment Plan will deliver a new indoor heated program pool, water play area, spectator viewing area, kiosk, office and plant equipment.
Chair of the Sport and Community Services Committee, Cr Steve Swenson said council had allocated $3.054 million for the Stage 1 redevelopment of the much loved pool, which would be complemented with a $1.5 million Get Playing Plus Grant from the Queensland Government.
“Last September, council submitted three applications for Get Playing Plus Grants – asking the state government to contribute to the development of the BMX facilities at Waller Park, Stage 1 of the Beenleigh Pool redevelopment and a new sports and community hub at Yarrabilba” he said.
“All three received state government funding grants, adding a total of $2.3 million towards projects valued at $6.954 million.
“Upgrading these three facilities will mean a lot to our community in terms of jobs and improved community infrastructure.”
Division 12 Councillor, Jennie Breene said Council had identified that the pool complex was in need of improvements – such as the inclusion of an indoor heated pool for off-season learn to swim classes, facilities for people with disabilities, lap swimming, water aerobics and a shaded water play zone for very young children.
“The existing pool will remain in use during summer, but we have a long term vision to upgrade it in the future.”
“I would like to thank the state government for adding to council’s funding and providing support for this much needed upgrade,” she said.