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Dubbo Regional Council is working hard to ensure the Wellington and Geurie pools are ready to open on time for the swimming season.

Council’s Director Parks and Landcare Ian McAlister said the Wellington pool will have $50,000 spent on maintenance and repairs.

“This includes the renewal of the circulation pump, the relining of the filtration system return pipes, the removal of a section of wall in the men’s toilets, the stabilisation of the main wall of the 50 metre pool and concrete grinding to remove trip hazards on the concourse,” Mr McAlister said.

“At Geurie $40,000 will be spent on a new chlorination system which will bring the pool’s plant room in line with current standards.”

At the end of the summer season a further $140,000 will be spent on resurfacing the 25 metre pool at Geurie.

“The repairs done at the Geurie and Wellington pools are a perfect example of the collaborative work being done in the Dubbo Regional Council,” Mr McAlister said.

“The money for the repairs was earmarked in the former Wellington Council’s budget and staff from the newly formed council have worked together to make the facilities safe for the communities.”

“The pool at Wellington had a substantial leak for many years and was found to be structurally unsound while the filtration system at Geurie was not compliant with current standards.”

“Based on independent engineering advice the Wellington Pool is nearing the end of its useful life and will have to be rebuilt in the near future.”

“With the work now being done on the pools, the communities of Wellington and Geurie will be able to enjoy a safe summer season.”

“All repairs will be completed so the pools will open on time, 29 October for Wellington and 12 November for Geurie,” Mr McAlister added.

The Dubbo Aquatic and Leisure Centre is already open as is the Elston Park Water Park.

MEDIA CONTACT

Ian McAlister
Dubbo Regional Council Director Parks and Landcare
(02) 6801 4000

Last Edited: 30 Sep 2016

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