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Page last updated: 15 August 2017
Replacement of beams in pool area
At its meeting on Monday 14 August 207, Council approved the necessary funding to fix the beams’ deflection in the roof of the Westland Recreation Centre pool.
The contractor appointed to undertake the work is CYB Construction Ltd. Preliminary onsite works are due to commence this week (week of 15 August) and the pool will be closed to the public from Saturday 2 September; the last day of operation will be Friday 1 September. All going well, the works are expected to be complete around the end of October.
This has been a very complex process to get to this stage and involved a lot of discussions between Council, the consultant engineer and contractor on how best to do the work.
Mayor Tony Kokshoorn said “The level of engineering difficulty of finding an appropriate solution should not be underestimated. The solution had to allow for the existing roof structure and cladding of the building to be retained in place, as replacing the roof will add a substantial cost which would make the project unaffordable to Council.”
We recognise that having the pool closed for an extended period can be an inconvenience to users so we appreciate your patience during this time. We’re pleased to advise that alternative venues have been arranged to deliver some of our water safety programmes (*) and the gym and stadium will continue to operate as normal.
* We will advertise for Swim School enrolments when the project nears completion. We’ll be continuing with the water safety programmes in alternative venues while the beams are being replaced and this will be advertised later this month.
You can read the complete press release here.
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